First, there was Black Friday, which begat Cyber Monday. And just for fun, we got a Gray Thursday thrown into the deal.
Now comes “Giving Tuesday.”
As the name implies, Giving Tuesday is designed to focus your energies on others less fortunate, not the materialism characterized by the other November “days.” Of course, if we made Giving Tuesday before Thanksgiving, we might have a little more to give!
Among the founding partners of this collaboration between charities and corporations are the Salvation Army, City of Hope, United Way and even AOL's Huffington Post.
If you're ready to write a check, Forbes offers a handy article to avoid mistakes when giving to charities.
So, what charities are you considering in your end-of-year giving? If you're a nonprofit, post a link to your cause. Who knows? Maybe we survived all the shopping madness and live to give again.