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After a record-breaking GivingTuesday, charities brace for what comes next

GivingTuesday kicks off the year-end giving season, which for some charities represents a third or more of the money they raise all year. Last year, a strong GivingTuesday was followed by a sharp drop in year-end donations for many nonprofits.

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) December 09, 2019
Another GivingTuesday is in the books, and although the 24-hour global push for charitable donations raised a record $511 million – up 28 percent from last year – many nonprofits could still be in trouble. The GivingTuesday campaign has grown steadily since it started in 2012, but charities say it is what comes next that matters more, and that has many concerned.
“GivingTuesday kicks off the year-end giving season, which for some charities represents a third or more of the money they raise all year,” says Shannon McCracken of The Nonprofit Alliance. “Last year, a strong GivingTuesday was followed by a sharp drop in year-end donations for many nonprofits,” she adds. Many of the organization’s members are bracing the possibility of a similar roller-coaster this year.
Although many factors were at play in late 2018, the changes in tax laws meant most Americans no longer qualified for deductions for their donations, nixing many year-end gifts. Some experts say the full impact of decreased incentives for giving has yet to be felt. This is not good news for many nonprofits that rely on that end-of-year generosity to fuel their services, and who have already been impacted.
According to The Nature Conservancy Director of Global Membership Dave Strauss, the organization’s December 2018 ended with online donations nearly 13 percent lower than December of the previous year, despite positive trending in late summer and early fall. “Year-end 2018 was surprising, and it truly set us back from being able to effectively invest and grow our program,” said Strauss.
“We are really holding our breath to see what the rest of this year brings in,” says Rachel Earl, chief development officer for St. Labre Indian School serving Native American children in rural Montana. The program saw a drop in December 2018 donations over the previous year. “Many donors are just starting to understand the implications of the new tax laws, so we may have only seen the tip of the iceberg of changing donor giving behaviors. Any further drop could affect the programs and services we offer our students,” said Earl.
The shifts that some charities have felt are complicated. Some research has noted a slight rise in overall charitable giving, but that is largely fueled by grants and larger donations which tend to go to major institutions. According to a just-released report from Fundraising Effectiveness Project, which tracks giving to more than 4,400 organizations, the number of donors has declined 3.6 percent and revenue is down 4.6 percent compared to the first nine months of 2018.
“We’re absolutely concerned about these numbers. The drop in individual donors is very significant because most gifts to most nonprofits come from everyday givers in the $25-to-$100 range. The mega gifts go to a select few organizations,” says McCracken. The Nonprofit Alliance reminds people not to underestimate the power of even a small individual gift, and to think beyond GivingTuesday to make a difference.
“Giving to charity is a win-win. The important thing is to give! There’s really nothing like the positive feeling you get when you are part of a bigger movement to feed the hungry, break down prejudicial barriers, protect wildlife, or search for cures to a disease. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving by strengthening our communities and reducing the burden on government,” says McCracken. “Nonprofits combine the power of many individuals’ generosity to drive the change we want to see.”
TNPA offers these tips for giving:
Something for everyone – there are 1.5 million charities in the U.S. that provide significant services and need your help.
Think long-term – support a charity that has a significant and long-term impact you find meaningful.
Consider spreading your gift out throughout the year – this can have more impact since the charity can plan ahead.
Alternative gifting – instead of traditional gifts for the holidays, consider donations to support a meaningful cause.
About The Nonprofit AllianceThe Nonprofit Alliance exists to foster the development and growth of nonprofit organizations and to protect the vital services they provide, as well as the donors, members, partners and volunteers who support them. Members represent a diverse landscape of causes and include industry experts who help nonprofits in their public outreach, fundraising and resource development. For more information, visit tnpa.org.

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SWAGTRON® Celebrates #GivingTuesday With ‘Giving Is Swag’ Holiday Charity, Partners With Toys For Tots, Scott Stapp and Music Celebrities

“I’ve been a big fan of SWAGTRON since I first threw a leg over a Swagcycle. And when I found out they were working to give back to kids, it was something close to my heart. I was happy to help.” – Scott Stapp, Creed

DENVER (PRWEB) December 03, 2019
SWAGTRON®, the leader in affordable light electric vehicles including electric scooters and e-bikes, celebrates #GivingTuesday by continuing its first annual Giving Is Swag™ holiday charity drive and giveaway. The brand has partnered with Toys for Tots, Scott Stapp’s With Arms Wide Open Foundation and an extensive roster of celebrities including musicians and athletes to raise money and awareness for less fortunate children this holiday season.
From now through December 31, 2019, SWAGTRON is running a “Give 5, Get 5” donation and discount program on all purchases made through SWAGTRON.com using code GIVING-IS-SWAG at checkout. The brand will donate 5 percent in-kind from any purchase made using the code to Toys for Tots, and consumers will receive 5 percent off the price of their purchase. Shoppers can also opt for a larger 10-percent discount by using code SHOP2019 for the remainder of Cyber Week, and SWAGTRON will donate 0.2 percent of each sale.
Donations can also be made directly without purchase by visiting SWAGTRON.com/giving. SWAGTRON will match 100 percent of donations from all sources up to the first $10,000 in-kind. To ensure transparency and authenticity, all donations will be accepted and donated to Toys for Tots through the With Arms Wide Open Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit founded by Creed frontman Scott Stapp.
“I’ve been a big fan of SWAGTRON since I first threw a leg over a Swagcycle,” says Stapp. “And when I found out they were working to give back to kids, it was something close to my heart. I was happy to help.”
WAYS TO GIVE
Use code GIVING-IS-SWAG at checkout to receive 5% off your purchase and SWAGTRON will donate 5% to Toys For Tots
Use code SHOP2019 at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase and SWAGTRON will donate 0.2% to Toys For Tots
Donate directly in any amount by visiting SWAGTRON.com/giving
BONUS: SWAGTRON is matching all donations from any source in-kind up to the first $10,000!
In addition, SWAGTRON is giving away $50,000 worth of its Swagcycle Pro electric scooter bikes autographed by some of the biggest names in music, including Sid Wilson of Slipknot, Pop Evil, Bryce Vine, New Kids On The Block, Five Finger Death Punch, Illenium, Krewella, Sevendust, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, Three Days Grace, Alien Ant Farm, 12th Planet, Scott Stapp of Creed and more.
The giveaway, designed to help raise awareness for the charity drive, gives fans the chance to enter to win an autographed Swagcycle Pro from the artist or athlete of their choice.
Just a few of the $50,000 worth of autographed SWAGTRON Swagcycle Pros being given away.
For more information including full terms and conditions, to donate or to enter to win, visit SWAGTRON.com/giving.
ENTER TO WIN AUTOGRAPHED SWAGCYCLE PROS FROM:
12th Planet
Alien Ant Farm
Asking Alexandria
Bad Wolves
Borgore
Brady Tutton – (In Real Life)
Bryce Vine
Charlotte Lawrence
Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block)
Five Finger Death Punch
Herobust
Illenium
Jonathan Knight (New Kids On The Block)
Jordan Knight (New Kids On The Block)
Krewella
Kyle Walker (Pro Skater)
Lance Thomas (New York Knicks)
London On Da Track
Matt Gay (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Max & Party Pupils
Memphis May Fire
Messer
Nonpoint
Nothing More
Papa Roach
Peekaboo DJ
Phase One
Pop Evil
P.O.D.
Rezz
Grant Holloway (110m Hurdle World Champion)
Sevendust
Shinedown
SID Wilson (Slipknot / DJ Starscream)
Skillet
Three Days Grace
Trent Sieg (Oakland Raiders)
ABOUT TOYS FOR TOTSToys for Tots, a 72-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 800 communities nationwide. Since 1947 over 251 million children have been assisted. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. For more information, visit http://www.toysfortots.org.
ABOUT WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN FOUNDATIONThe With Arms Wide Open Foundation was founded in 2000 by Scott Stapp, Creed frontman whose rock band sold more than 50 million records worldwide. The Foundation’s mission: “bringing hope to children and families in need.” Creed donated proceeds from its Grammy award winning hit song “With Arms Wide Open,” from the Human Clay album. Creed also contributed $1 for every ticket sold on the Human Clay Tour. For the last 20 years, Scott devoted himself to “paying it forward” to others in need through numerous outreaches at the US and global levels helping underprivileged children and families around the world. The Foundation has donated over $1 million dollars to various causes and more than 100 organizations, including the Navajo Youth Program, Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, American Red Cross, Orphanetwork, New Yorkers for Children, Second Harvest Food bank, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For more information, visit https://www.witharmswideopenfoundation.org/.
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ABOUT SWAGTRON
SWAGTRON is the industry leader in light electric vehicles, having evolved as the forefront brand in its category. SWAGTRON was celebrated for being one of the first brands of electric rideables on the scene to offer UL certification for electrical and charging safety. SWAGTRON continues to expand and improve its line of innovative rideable products to make micro mobility solutions accessible to everyone. Learn more at Swagtron.com.
Media Contact: Don Stefanovich | DonS@Zake.com

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No Frill Bar and Grill has provided nearly $5,000 to ORPHANetwork's #GivingTuesday campaigns

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (PRWEB) November 29, 2019
No Frill Bar and Grill is serious about pleasing customers with their ‘Great, big food’ while giving back to local and international non-profits.
Tuesday, December 3, will mark the fourth year that the popular locals’ favorite in Virginia Beach will donate a percentage of sales to ORPHANetwork’s #GivingTuesday campaign.
The #GivingTuesday partnership with ORPHANetwork will nourish vulnerable children in Nicaragua who often do not know where their next meal will come from. Patrons of No Frill Bar and Grill will be giving back on #GivingTuesday simply by eating at the Laskin Road location.
About ORPHANetwork:OPRHANetwork serves more than 20,000 vulnerable and orphaned children in Nicaragua. Believing, with Jesus at the center, that the local church is the “Hope of the World,” ORPHANetwork works through the local Nicaraguan church to break cycles of poverty through health, education and jobs.
About #GivingTuesday:#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. #GivingTuesday is the biggest giving day of the year worldwide; it follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

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No Frill Bar and Grill has provided nearly $5,000 to ORPHANetwork's #GivingTuesday campaigns

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (PRWEB) November 29, 2019
No Frill Bar and Grill is serious about pleasing customers with their ‘Great, big food’ while giving back to local and international non-profits.
Tuesday, December 3, will mark the fourth year that the popular locals’ favorite in Virginia Beach will donate a percentage of sales to ORPHANetwork’s #GivingTuesday campaign.
The #GivingTuesday partnership with ORPHANetwork will nourish vulnerable children in Nicaragua who often do not know where their next meal will come from. Patrons of No Frill Bar and Grill will be giving back on #GivingTuesday simply by eating at the Laskin Road location.
About ORPHANetwork:OPRHANetwork serves more than 20,000 vulnerable and orphaned children in Nicaragua. Believing, with Jesus at the center, that the local church is the “Hope of the World,” ORPHANetwork works through the local Nicaraguan church to break cycles of poverty through health, education and jobs.
About #GivingTuesday:#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. #GivingTuesday is the biggest giving day of the year worldwide; it follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

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Meridian Senior Living Communities Celebrate GivingTuesday by Supporting Validation Training Institute

Naomi Feil using Validation

Through VTI’s work worldwide more and more people have better personal interactions with people with dementia.

BETHESDA, Md. (PRWEB) November 25, 2019
In celebration of GivingTuesday on December 3, 2019, Meridian Senior Living’s more than 70 communities collectively will participate in increasing awareness and raising donations for the Validation Training Institute (VTI) and its work to train and educate people on effective communication techniques with dementia residents. Leading up to GivingTuesday, Meridian communities will spread enthusiasm about the VTI fundraiser by posting social media communications and running a grassroots effort in their different markets.
GivingTuesday is a “Global Generosity Movement” that encourages people and organizations to donate time, funds, or offer a voice about an important cause in their local community to make a positive impact. In 2012, GivingTuesday started as a simple idea of establishing one day for people to give back. Today, it has grown into a global undertaking encompassing hundreds of millions of participants inspired to celebrate generosity. Meridian Senior Living has chosen VTI after years of seeing it benefit its residents.
“I have personally watched thousands of people’s lives affected in a positive way when they use the Validation Techniques,” expresses Kevin Carlin, Owner, Meridian Senior Living and Volunteer Board Member for VTI. “Through VTI’s work worldwide more and more people have better personal interactions with people with dementia.”
Founded by Executive Director Naomi Feil in 1983, VTI is a U.S.-based, not-for-profit organization that offers progressively developed certification levels and training programs in addition to a network of national and regional Validation organizations to disseminate information, train interested individuals, and maintain the Validation Method, a distinct way of communicating with those with dementia. VTI’s ultimate objective is to “nurture respect, dignity and well-being in the lives of older adults experiencing age related decline and their caregivers.”
Validation is a method of communicating with and helping cognitively impaired seniors. It helpsreduce stress, enhances dignity and promotes happiness. Built on an empathetic and holistic approach,Validation asks caregivers to ‘step into the shoes’ of those with dementia and ‘see through their eyes’ tounderstand the meaning of their often-complex behaviors. This method allows seniors the opportunityto express, both verbal and non-verbal, their often-suppressed feelings and needs.
To make a donation to support VTI’s mission to advance knowledge, values, education and research in the Validation method, visit https://vfvalidation.org/. For more information about Meridian Senior Living, visit meridiansenior.com.
About Meridian Senior Living:Meridian Senior Living, a privately held company based in Bethesda, Maryland, owns and operates seniors housing communities across the country and provides operational consulting to 24 communities in China. With more than 70 communities in 21 states and more in development, Meridian is one of the largest seniors housing operators in the U.S. The company prides itself on providing the highest quality care, exceptional lifestyle programming and a distinctive dining experience for its residents. For more information on Meridian Senior Living, visit meridiansenior.com.

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Meridian Senior Living Communities Celebrate GivingTuesday by Supporting Validation Training Institute

Naomi Feil using Validation

Through VTI’s work worldwide more and more people have better personal interactions with people with dementia.

BETHESDA, Md. (PRWEB) November 25, 2019
In celebration of GivingTuesday on December 3, 2019, Meridian Senior Living’s more than 70 communities collectively will participate in increasing awareness and raising donations for the Validation Training Institute (VTI) and its work to train and educate people on effective communication techniques with dementia residents. Leading up to GivingTuesday, Meridian communities will spread enthusiasm about the VTI fundraiser by posting social media communications and running a grassroots effort in their different markets.
GivingTuesday is a “Global Generosity Movement” that encourages people and organizations to donate time, funds, or offer a voice about an important cause in their local community to make a positive impact. In 2012, GivingTuesday started as a simple idea of establishing one day for people to give back. Today, it has grown into a global undertaking encompassing hundreds of millions of participants inspired to celebrate generosity. Meridian Senior Living has chosen VTI after years of seeing it benefit its residents.
“I have personally watched thousands of people’s lives affected in a positive way when they use the Validation Techniques,” expresses Kevin Carlin, Owner, Meridian Senior Living and Volunteer Board Member for VTI. “Through VTI’s work worldwide more and more people have better personal interactions with people with dementia.”
Founded by Executive Director Naomi Feil in 1983, VTI is a U.S.-based, not-for-profit organization that offers progressively developed certification levels and training programs in addition to a network of national and regional Validation organizations to disseminate information, train interested individuals, and maintain the Validation Method, a distinct way of communicating with those with dementia. VTI’s ultimate objective is to “nurture respect, dignity and well-being in the lives of older adults experiencing age related decline and their caregivers.”
Validation is a method of communicating with and helping cognitively impaired seniors. It helpsreduce stress, enhances dignity and promotes happiness. Built on an empathetic and holistic approach,Validation asks caregivers to ‘step into the shoes’ of those with dementia and ‘see through their eyes’ tounderstand the meaning of their often-complex behaviors. This method allows seniors the opportunityto express, both verbal and non-verbal, their often-suppressed feelings and needs.
To make a donation to support VTI’s mission to advance knowledge, values, education and research in the Validation method, visit https://vfvalidation.org/. For more information about Meridian Senior Living, visit meridiansenior.com.
About Meridian Senior Living:Meridian Senior Living, a privately held company based in Bethesda, Maryland, owns and operates seniors housing communities across the country and provides operational consulting to 24 communities in China. With more than 70 communities in 21 states and more in development, Meridian is one of the largest seniors housing operators in the U.S. The company prides itself on providing the highest quality care, exceptional lifestyle programming and a distinctive dining experience for its residents. For more information on Meridian Senior Living, visit meridiansenior.com.

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DOROT to Deliver #PackagesWithPurpose to Older New Yorkers this #GivingTuesday

Delivering packages to an older neighbor.

I am so glad I found DOROT. My life is about to change and I look forward to positively impacting the life of another. I am honored to be a friend to our nations’ elders. – DOROT volunteer

NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 25, 2019
DOROT, a leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism, has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. Last year, DOROT harnessed the impact of #GivingTuesday into a successful campaign to support visiting programs for seniors in order to combat social isolation at these critical times. This year, on December 3rd, DOROT is excited to be collecting gifts for our essential seasonal Package Deliveries; DOROT is delivering Packages With Purpose.
Through many of DOROT’s signature programs, including Package Deliveries and Friendly Visiting, seniors are matched with volunteers who visit them at home. These intergenerational connections ease seniors’ loneliness and enhance their lives. In addition to companionship, volunteers bring meals to older adults on Thanksgiving and provide holiday essentials for Rosh Hashanah and Passover; they also deliver hats, gloves, and nourishment for the cold winter months. We deliver birthday cakes and warm wishes, celebrate a night of Chanukah, and have other special one-time events bringing volunteers into the homes of older New Yorkers.
Each year, more than 7,000 volunteers and 3,000 seniors are touched by all of DOROT’s programming. Countless friendships and memories are made every day thanks to the support of our community. With the funds raised on #GivingTuesday, DOROT can continue our visiting programs and create new intergenerational connections.
On December 3, supporters can make an online donation to DOROT, then encourage their social media networks to do the same, all while sharing the personal stories behind those gifts. We are grateful for a generous match by the Miriam & Arthur Diamond Charitable Trust.
About DOROTDOROT is a social service agency dedicated to alleviating social isolation among older adults by providing services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. For more than four decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism.

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For 2nd Year, PFI Advisors Announces Free Operational Diagnostic to RIAs Participating in its #GivingTuesday Campaign

#GivingTuesday is recognized as an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season; PFI Advisors will do its part by providing a free Operational Diagnostic to RIAs that donate $10,000 or more to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles donation page of Layla Paige Sonnen(PRWeb November 12, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/for_2nd_year_pfi_advisors_announces_free_operational_diagnostic_to_rias_participating_in_its_givingtuesday_campaign/prweb16707736.htm

This GivingTuesday Help The Henry Ford Bring a Historic Piece of Detroit to Greenfield Village

The Detroit Central Farmers Market reinforces our commitment to sustainability and preserving our nation’s agricultural heritage

DEARBORN, Mich. (PRWEB) November 08, 2019
This GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019, The Henry Ford is asking for help with its next major building project in Greenfield Village. Throughout the day, all donations made to thf.org/GivingTuesday will go towards installing the Detroit Central Farmers Market in Greenfield Village. In addition, every donation made will be matched by longtime supporters of The Henry Ford, Don and Mary Kosch, doubling the impact of each contribution.
“The Detroit Central Farmers Market reinforces our commitment to sustainability and preserving our nation’s agricultural heritage,” said Patricia Mooradian, president & CEO, The Henry Ford. “With it, we can provide an inspiring environment where members of the agricultural community can once again gather, collaborate and innovate for the future.”
Originally located in the shadow of old city hall, now known as Cadillac Square,The Detroit Central Farmers Market helped feed millions of Detroiters between 1861 through 1893. Like the farmers markets of today, the market was a commercial center, a hub of entrepreneurship and a community space where family, friends and neighbors congregated and socialized. In 2003, The Henry Ford acquired the building, saving it from demolition.
Once restored, the market will be reconstructed at Washington Boulevard and Junction Street in Greenfield Village. It will serve as a place where visitors can learn about food, farming, healthy eating and agricultural innovation from the past, present and future. Visitors to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, can learn more about the Detroit Farmers Market during a curator chat on November 29th and #GivingTuesday, December 3rd from 1 – 2 pm.
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S. and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
About The Henry FordLocated in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford, a globally-recognized destination, fosters inspiration and learning from hands-on encounters with artifacts that represent the most comprehensive collection anywhere focusing on innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness in America. Its unique venues include Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school. Together with its online presence at thehenryford.org, its national television programs, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and Did I Mention Invention? and other resources, The Henry Ford helps individuals of all kinds to unlock their potential and help shape a better future. The Henry Ford advanced its role as a catalyst for change in education with the acquisition of Invention Convention Worldwide, a growing affiliation of organizations dedicated to fostering innovation, invention and entrepreneurship in students, K-12. With this merger, The Henry Ford is now home to the Michigan Invention Convention and the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, during which thousands of students from across the United States participate.

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