On Thursday, November 24, 2015, VolunteerMatch teamed up with the folks from #GivingTuesday to talk about how volunteerism is a big part of this year’s #GivingTuesday celebration.
(If you’re not familiar, #GivingTuesday, celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a global day dedicated to encouraging generosity and giving back. Learn more.)
We were joined on Twitter by Taproot Foundation, Network for Good, Social Media for Nonprofits, Common Impact, and many more organizations, companies and volunteers. What was intended to be a discussion on how volunteerism can be incorporated into individuals’, nonprofits’, and companies’ #GivingTuesday plans, also became an inspirational hour celebrating volunteerism and its impact on the participants’ lives.
For example, we heard how Ritu Sharma, CEO of Social Media for Nonprofits, was inspired by a volunteer event in a big way:
We heard from many more people about how volunteering has been life-changer. Here’s one example:
These few tweets don’t paint the whole picture of the positivity, idea sharing, and storytelling that went on during the hour. Check out the full Storify story.
And remember to celebrate #GivingTuesday on Tuesday December 1, 2015 by #GivingTime.