Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving harnessing the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide; some might say it’s the charitable answer to retail holiday spending. Last year, nearly $35 million was to donated to nonprofits worldwide.
Small Change is a perfect complement to #GivingTuesday and I encourage you to kick off the season of giving by donating to a nonprofit organization in one of your recent or upcoming race (or adventure) cities—think of it as a meaningful way to say “thank you” to your destination community. Here’s how it works:
- Choose an organization meaningful to you in your race destination’s city/state
- Donate directly to the organization
- Fill out the short form on my website by clicking on the yellow “Share your Small Change story” button
- The organization will be featured here and on my social media channels
One of the principles driving Small Change is that every dollar counts. Whether you donate $5, $50, $100 or anything in between, each gift on this day of giving adds up to BIG impact for our communities.
Since launching Small Change in July 2014 over $3,700 has been given back nearly 30 organizations. If you’re traveling to a location where these organizations are based—and are looking for a beneficiary for your Small Change donation—please consider them.
Happy #GivingTuesday and thank you for using your Small Change to make our communities stronger.