One day a year to give to the causes you care about most

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Most of the World Give Day partners are all pretty dedicated bookworms so it seemed only natural to reach out to our buddies at Open Books to write about what giving means in their world.

Check out this inspiring post and then head over to Open Books to pick up a good read!

World Give Day: Small-scale Donors are the Backbone of Philanthropy

By Erica | April 20th, 2011

To begin, let me shed some light on the mission of World Give Day, which is May 4th this year.  World Give Day is one day a year when people all over the world come together to support the causes they care about most, whether that means a donating to a local charity, volunteering with a nonprofit, or spending time with a person in need in your community.  The focus is to call attention to the positive impact of a culture of giving.

While every nonprofit dreams of a hitting a grant jackpot which would secure them unlimited funding, we cannot depend solely on receiving grants or winning awards to fund our organization.  We rely on the compassion of individuals.  These small-scale donors are the building blocks of a nonprofit; They help us make ends meet and provide our organization with the human capital to power our programs. At Open Books, we are fortunate enough to see individuals who give of themselves every day, from the donors who give us their used books, to the mentors who work with our students, and the volunteers who staff our bookstore.

Continue reading Erica’s awesome post here.

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