Washington, D.C., November 27, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Today, Network for Good joins partners The Case Foundation, Crowdrise, and SixDegrees.org – a charitable initiative of Actor and Musician Kevin Bacon in partnership with Network for Good – to celebrate the inaugural #Giving TuesdayTMwith a matching grant challenge.
Founded by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, and supported by a host of companies and nonprofits, “#GivingTuesday™ is a national movement to add a day of charity and doing good to the lineup of national shopping days Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.”
The Case Foundation, Crowdrise, and SixDegrees.org have partnered to host a one-day #GivingTuesday Match Challenge. The Case Foundation and SixDegrees.org will match each donation made on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, through the campaign site at http://www.crowdrise.com/givingtuesdaymatch up to $35,000.
“In a perfect world, every day would be Giving Tuesday,” remarked Kevin Bacon. “That’s the very spirit we champion at SixDegrees.org, a social network that makes it easy for you to support your favorite cause. It’s great to jump start the holiday season with a push towards generosity and to celebrate all the good in this small world.”
Network for Good encourages everyone to participate in the #GivingTuesday movement, either by donating to the #GivingTuesday Match Challenge on Crowdrise or by making a difference in the community in another way. Network for Good also applauds the #GivingTuesday initiatives created by other corporate partners such as Capital One, Cisco, and Microsoft.
Capital One is encouraging its debit and credit cardholders to support #GivingTuesday and donate to their favorite charities through the Capital One No Hassle Giving Site (www.capitalone.com/give). Launched in 2008 with Network for Good, the Giving Site enables Capital One customers to donate cash or credit card rewards to more than 1.2 million U.S. charities. Capital One covers the transaction fees on all donations made through the Giving Site so that 100% of every donation gets to the customer’s charity of choice.
Cisco’s signature employee giving initiative is the Global Hunger Relief Campaign, which takes place from Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2012, and benefits hunger relief agencies worldwide. The impact employee giving and volunteering is multiplied through the Campaign by matching cash contributions twice, and providing $10 for every approved volunteer hour. Employees will be encouraged to give and volunteer throughout the Campaign, and Cisco will focus volunteer activities at several local facilities on Nov. 27th specifically.
As it celebrates its 30th year of employee giving, Microsoft is proud to be a founding partner of Giving Tuesday. On Giving Tuesday, Microsoft will launch a major donor matching campaign on GiveforYouth.org – a new micro-giving portal designed to allow donors to fund and follow the dreams of young people around the world. While further details are forthcoming, Microsoft will encourage donors to “be the spark of change” for a young person by going to GiveforYouth.org and taking advantage of the matching offer. GiveforYouth.org is a Microsoft YouthSpark initiative offered in partnership with Global Giving.
About Network for Good
Network for Good is a social enterprise that empowers corporate partners and nonprofits to unleash generosity and advance good causes. Network for Good works with companies to help refine a cause strategy perfectly suited to business and philanthropic goals and implement effective cause initiatives powered by our proven donation platform. Network for Good also helps nonprofits raise funds for their missions through simple, affordable, and effective online fundraising services and offer free training through our online learning center, interactive online community, and webinar series. Network for Good has processed more than $725 million in donations for more than 80,000 nonprofits since our 2001 founding by AOL, Cisco, and Yahoo. www.networkforgood.com