#GivingTuesday Global FAQs
What is #GivingTuesday™?
#GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement created to celebrate giving on the Tuesday
following Cyber Monday. The third annual GivingTuesday is on December 2, 2014. In the
same way that retail sector takes part in Cyber Monday, we want the giving community
to come together for #GivingTuesday. We ask that partners create and commit to a
project for/on #GivingTuesday and then help spread the word to their networks.
What is #GivingTuesday’s mission?
#GivingTuesday™ is a movement that celebrates and encourages charitable activities,
volunteer opportunities and advocacy to support non‐profit organizations.
How did #GT start?
New York’s 92nd Street Y was the catalyst and incubator for #GivingTuesday, bringing
the expertise of 140 years of community‐management to the project and providing
#GivingTuesday a home. The United Nations Foundation joined as partners, bringing
their strategic and communications clout to the project. An amazing team of influencers
then offered their ideas, contacts and wisdom to help shape and improve the concept.
A powerful list of corporations and non‐profits agreed to be founding partners, helping
spread the word and committing to their own #GivingTuesday initiatives. Since then,
countless organizations, friends and leaders have all added their support and talents to
make #GivingTuesday a reality.
Are there any costs to participate in #GivingTuesday?
No! #GivingTuesday is a free and open movement to encourage giving. All of our
resources are available for free through our website.
Can organizations get donations through the #GivingTuesday website?
No. #GivingTuesday is a movement. We are not an organization and do not accept or
distribute donations. All donations need to be made through partner websites. Official
partners are responsible for their own fundraising initiatives.
How can I help spread the word on social media?
Like us on Facebook ‐ www.facebook.com/GivingTuesdayAUS
Follow us on Twitter @GivingTuesAUS and use the #GivingTuesdayAUS
Share all of our social media channels in your
organizational and personal social networks
Announce your participation in #GivingTuesday to your networks and email lists
Use the #UNselfie hashtag to talk about how you are giving and why
What if I want to participate but I am not based in the Australia?
We are excited to have you join the movement! There are a few different ways you can
participate if you are not based in the Australia. Check our US website for participating
countries that have organizations leading the movement in their country
(www.givingtuesday.org). There you will find all of the information you need on how to
participate in your country.
What if I want to participate but my country is not listed on the #GT website?
If your country is not listed on the website, then we do not have a #GivingTuesday leader in
your country just yet. We encourage you to use any of the resources and tools available on
givingtuesday.org and start a #GivingTuesday initiative. Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday in the
days leading up to, as well as on December 2nd, and benefit from the power of the collective
movement on your social media outlets. Share your initiatives with the #GivingTuesday team
so we can help highlight your giving story.
Who are “Global Network Partners”?
Our global network partners help spread the word about the #GivingTuesday movement all
over the world. While they are not leading the movement in any one specific country, they are
helping to share the #GivingTuesday message with their networks globally.
What if my organization wants to lead the #GivingTuesday movement in my country?
We would love to hear from you! Please contact our US partner on firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m a member of the media. How do I connect to someone at #GT to learn more about global
We’d be happy to speak with you. Please contact us on email@example.com
Have additional questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org