123FormBuilder Officially Supports #GivingTuesday


by 123FormBuilder

We are entering the holiday season with fast steps and we all look forward to the big sales, presents and special offers. We already have two recognized days to enjoy all this, but after all the thrill and fuss for sales surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday we needed a day to remember about the true spirit of the holidays and encourage giving for a charitable cause.

Here is where #GivingTuesday emerged, a day to inspire philanthropy and better charitable giving initiatives. A movement to show the world that we care.  A group of friends, led by the 92nd Street Y came together and put up an idea to share the innate human giving spirit and integrate it with actual actions. This idea was well received and brought together the first group of founding partners for #GivingTuesday.

The first #GivingTuesday from 2012 has generated a positive impact in the American society. The results were overwhelming and from individuals to nonprofits and big companies, they all started to show their support for this movement. There were over 2,500 charities, volunteer organizations, corporations and foundations who contributed to the first edition. They all helped to increase charitable giving with 53% compared to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving the previous year, processing over $10 million online donations.

On December 3rd this year we will have the second edition of #GivingTuesday which now is global, receiving new partners and supporters from all around the world. The most important part of this whole initiative is that we all take action. It relies on the involvement of each particular company. It is expanding rapidly and new countries adopt this concept and try to activate this spirit locally.

This year 123FormBuilder has joined the movement. We want to celebrate it within our community and create awareness among businesses and nonprofits. Our hope is that the public in our home country, Romania, will start adhering to this movement as they did when the first Black Friday was celebrated in national stores. You can check out our partner profile on the #GivingTuesday website and see who else is participating and how are they making a difference.

As for how is 123FormBuilder participating to #GivingTuesday this year, we are happy to have partnered with Save the Children Romania – Timisoara Branch and gain the support of a few local businesses to dedicate 3rd of December to helping two local centers for children in need. Hope to see you all involved in this beautiful movement. Meanwhile, make sure you check the series of articles coming on our Blog, where we will try to create a learning environment to better understand the nonprofit sector directly from professionals in the field and organizations.

And now, a few words for our Romanian community.

De ce #GivingTuesday în România?

După cum explică și fondatorii inițiativei, conceptul vine ca urmare a marilor zile de reduceri și încearcă să atragă atenția spre acțiuni de caritate. 3 decembrie anul acesta va fi o zi în care companii, ONG-uri și comunități din întreaga lume își vor concentra eforturile pentru a colecta donații, a susține o cauză sau a face o simplă faptă bună.

Cum participă 123FormBuilder la această mișcare?

123FormBuilder este un startup timișorean care își desfășoară activitatea pe plan internațional, având un procent foarte mare de clienți din S.U.A. Prin prisma acestei deschideri am aflat de #GivingTuesday și am considerat că putem contribui prin a ajuta comunitatea locală și a demonstra că putem sprijini o inițiativă globală prin acțiuni locale.

De aceea, ne bucură că îi avem alături ca parteneri pe reprezentanții Salvați Copiii România, filiala Timiș, precum și un grup de firme timișorene care ne susțin în această acțiune sub umbrela #GivingTuesday. Anul acesta, cu ajutorul lor, data de 3 Decembrie o vom dedica pentru ajutarea a două centre:  Centrul Creștem împreună și Centrul Educaţional pentru Copiii Exploataţi prin Muncă.
Sperăm ca această mișcare să câștige cât mai mulți susținători și să vedem cât mai multe companii și ONG-uri românești implicate pentru a face o diferență.

So save the date: December 3rd 2013!

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