Zurbgrugg said in IL, a website has gone up that allows donors to give to their favorite nonprofit or charity organization online at www.ilgive.com, and promoted on social media using the hashtag #ilgive.
"Giving Tuesday is getting more and more acceptance and notoriety in the last few years in response to the focus on Black Friday", said Anita Zurbrugg, program director at DeKalb County Community Foundation.
"Giving Tuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common objective: to celebrate and encourage giving", the website givingtuesdaymorg explains.
The organization, givingtuesday.org, now in its sixth year, provides a list of 155 organizations in Louisville that are seeking donations Tuesday.
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"We urge donors to research charities before giving to ensure that their generous contributions are going to trustworthy organizations", said BBB president Randy Hutchinson. BBB also says to watch out for name similarity of charities to avoid mistaken identity and giving to the wrong fund. When charities seek support for the same cause, their names are often similar. Donations made through Facebook's charitable giving tools were matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button. Donations also can take longer to process and be received when given via text message. Although participation is voluntary, charities that don't disclose any of the requested information to BBB WGA raise a critical red flag for donors. The holidays bring a higher frequency of donation requests outside public locations. Reputable charities will welcome your gift tomorrow as much as today.
Be wary of emotional appeals. Participation in BBB WGA evaluations is voluntary.
The first Giving Tuesday was held in 2012, and past year, people gave more than $168 million in donations.