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#GivingTuesday: A Special Offer from The Community Foundation


To celebrate Giving Tuesday, The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia will cover all credit card processing fees for donations up to $500 made through GiveRichmond.org on December 2nd. 

This offer, which extends to Giving Cards, is designed to kick off the giving season with a strong show of support for the many nonprofit organizations that help to improve the quality of life in our region. 

Find your inspiration by visiting GiveRichmond.org, a comprehensive website that features more than 600 local nonprofits making a difference in areas you care about ? arts, education, housing, health care and so much more.  By making your gift through GiveRichmond on Giving Tuesday, you can be assured that 100% of your gift will help advance the mission of your favorite organizations. 

Throughout the year, fees assessed for GiveRichmond donations are paid to third party vendors only.  The Community Foundation does not collect fees for its own use and is pleased to offer GiveRichmond as a free community resource to encourage informed and inspired philanthropy.

Why should I participate?

For donors, participating in Giving Tuesday is a chance to be part of a worldwide celebration of philanthropy.  It is an opportunity to spread the word about your favorite nonprofits by encouraging others to give.  We can all come together to show our appreciation for the contributions nonprofits make to the quality of life in our region.

Resources for Donors

Donors can give of themselves through donations of time or money, and they can help build the movement locally by becoming Social Media Ambassadors. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and share ideas about nonprofits doing great work in our community.

Find your inspiration on GiveRichmond by researching local organizations that match your interests.

 Check out this Giving Tuesday infographic that you can share with others.

 Giving events are a great way to engage younger generations in giving and learning about the nonprofit sector.  See the Giving Tuesday Guide to Giving for Children.

Join GiveRichmond on Thunderclap

Amplify our region’s voice on #GivingTuesday by joining GiveRichmond on Thunderclap – the first-ever crowdspeaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together and allowing a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise of a single social network. 

This is the message that will be shared:

?I support #GivingTuesday by celebrating local nonprofits! Find your inspiration at GiveRichmond.org #RVA http://thndr.it/11lDqGT?

We hope you will use these resources to help make this Giving Tuesday the most successful to date.  In addition, strategies you use to promote your nonprofit or to engage your family in philanthropy will continue to apply throughout the year.

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GiveRichmond/GiveSouthsideVA is a program of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia (TCF). As strategic partners with ConnectVA, TCF and GiveRichmond/GiveSouthsdeVA encourage smart giving by identifying trends and success stories in local philanthropy through their Giving Smart blog series. If you have ideas about topics you would like to have covered, please comment below!

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