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Giving Voice to Our Community on #GivingTuesday

by Jennifer Gray

We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back.

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

Together, people are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar. #GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season: a reminder of the “reason for the season.”

Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together. #GivingTuesday includes people of all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds. Together, millions of people demonstrate our common capacity to give.

To generate energy and excitement plus maximize impact to your organization, promote Giving Tuesday. You can find helpful resources here.

Call In: Giving Tuesday on WERU Community Radio

Giving Tuesday is all about celebrating and supporting nonprofit organization that do important work in local communities and statewide, everything from fighting poverty to developing our Main Streets to promoting the arts and more.

WERU Community Radio in East Orland will celebrate Giving Tuesday by airing two hour-long live special broadcasts at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the theme of “Giving Voice to Our Community.”  Nonprofit organizations of all kinds are invited to call the WERU studio at 469-6600 or toll-free at 866-625-9378, and speak over the airwaves to share a little bit about their organizations and the ways that the public can support them.  Each nonprofit representative will have three minutes to speak.

Learn more at http://weru.org or by contacting Matt Murphy at matt@weru.org or 469-6600.  WERU is a not-for-profit organization and a proud member of the Maine Association of Nonprofits.  Listen to WERU at 89.9 FM along the coast from Waldoboro to Gouldsboro, 99.9 FM in Greater Bangor and online at our website.

2 thoughts on “Giving Voice to Our Community on #GivingTuesday

This is the second time in recent browsing where I have come across the saying that we have we have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday and completely omitting Small Business Saturday, the day that benefits the free enterprise micro-economy, which is the back bone of the middle class.

Jennifer Gray says:

Excellent point. We certainly support small businesses and value the important role they play in Maine communities and in Maine’s economy.

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