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Archive for March, 2011

History of World Give Day

As we ramp up for the second annual World Give Day (May 4th) we thought it might be fun to take a look back at the history of World Give Day.

It all started last year when GiveForward co-founder and President Desiree Vargas Wrigley was preparing for International Volunteer Day.  She realized that while there were a few days that were set aside to encourage people to volunteer, there weren’t any that focused on giving (besides Thanksgiving of course, and World Give Day is less turkey-centric).

World Give Day was born as a day that GiveForward set aside to focus on giving, whether giving a donation, giving your time or giving a hug (check out our World Give Day hug-fest).

For the first annual World Give Day, GiveForward reached out to non-profits to partner together and spread the word.  An exciting and fun event, this year we’re growing our World Give Day team.

Crowdfunding as a concept is all about giving.  It harnesses the giving spirit within individuals and empowers them to make a difference by joining with like-minded people to give to a cause they care about. With a rapidly growing crowdfunding community we wanted to include them in this day of giving.  This year our partners are working together to spread the culture of giving that they embody every day in their work.

We hope you’ll join us in our second annual World Give Day celebration and take some time on May 4th to give.

How Do You Give?

World Give Day is a day focused on giving.  Whether it is giving a donation, giving your time or giving a hug, World Give Day’s focus is to encourage the culture of giving.

So on that note, what is your favorite way to give?  Here at GiveForward, we love giving hugs, in fact we make an effort every day to hug one of our users, and make a co-worker smile.

Hugs are our favorite way to give, what is yours?

Crowdfunding Groups Gather Behind World Give Day

We are really excited for this year’s World Give Day because for the first time ever, crowdfunding websites are banding together to make a difference in the world, one tweet, one post and one dollar at a time.

World Give Day is one day a year when people can come together to support their favorite causes.  Crowdfunding websites are an easy and effective medium for people to pool their money and resources to make a difference.

On May 4th, 2011, crowdfunding sites from across the web will be coming together to demonstrate the impact that donors who harness the power of technology can have.  We hope you’ll mark you calendars and plan on celebrating with us.

World Give Day 2011

It is coming….  Get ready for World Give Day 2011.

How do you plan on celebrating?

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