What is #GivingTuesday?
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
In the spirit of the season, Advocates for Children will once again join the #GivingTuesday celebration on November 28, inspiring meaningful giving to advance its mission of the prevention and treatment of child abuse in all its forms. This year Advocates for Children is working to make giving even easier with the introduction of a give by text function.
Coinciding with Thanksgiving and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday was designed to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the nonprofits and causes they support, and help create a better world. This is not the first year that Advocates for Children has participated in the annual event that always occurs the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
What is an #UNselfie?
Have you ever seen someone take a picture of themselves holding a sign describing why they support a particular cause? That’s called an “UNselfie.”
We’re firm believers that people who are passionate about being an advocate for children should be public about their beliefs. That’s why we encourage people not just to give on #Giving Tuesday, but to do so publicly. So we encourage you to take your own UNselfies, and use them to share your own story. Use our sign or this one. You can even make your own and get creative!
If you want your Unselfie to have maximum impact, consider these tips when sharing it on social media:
- Use the “#Unselfie” and “#GivingTuesday” hashtag
- Tag us your post or tweet (@AdvoChild)
- Specifically asking people to share or retweet your Unselfie (e.g. “Please retweet”) makes it significantly more likely that they’ll do so.