Giving Days

2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first community foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio. Since then over 700 community foundations have been created in the United States and countless more globally. The Council recognizes the critical and unique role of community foundations, and these resources can help you determine if a giving day is the right strategy for you.

Knight Foundation Giving Day Playbook

The Giving Day Playbook is a free resource provided through the Knight Foundation’s effort to support all community foundations interested in planning a Giving Day. It includes best practices, examples, and templates from Giving Day organizers across the country in one easy-to-use guide.

Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Join the movement and give – each Tuesday and every day – whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community.


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