I’m Celebrating NTEN on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3rd at 9 am PST) – Join Me and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward | Beth’s Blog

I’m Celebrating NTEN on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3rd at 9 am PST) – Join Me and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward

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I’m taking off my red hat off on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3) to celebrate NTEN, a small nonprofit, and its work to support the largest and most caring community of nonprofit techies to do their best work.

Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward.  We’ll be talking about NTEN’s great work, #GivingTuesday, and why collective action and community participation is so powerful.  You can sign up for the chat here.

But first, let say a few words about why I’m supporting the NTEN community on GivingTuesday.  NTEN is the premier US nonprofit technology organization.  It’s programs help nonprofit techies like me connect and learn how to effectively use technology for mission-driven work that is transforming our world.   I’ve been a member of this community since the organization was founded in 2002.  Why?   I enjoy being part of something that is bigger than just me and with people who are passionate and curious about their work.

The NTEN Community is now 50,000 people strong! To celebrate the strength of the growing community, I invite you to join NTEN’s Board and other Community Champions like me to take the 2013 NTEN Challenge.  And, there’s no better day for me to do it then on #GivingTuesday, a national day of charitable giving, and to feel connected to many other people also cheering on their favorite causes and charities.   Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward.  We’ll be talking about NTEN’s great work, #GivingTuesday, and why collective action and community participation is so powerful.  You can sign up for the chat here.

I have to applaud Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN, for seeing the benefits of collective action and participation in a national day of giving.   As she recently shared online, “Participating in a formal, large-scale fundraising effort like Giving Tuesday gives us an opportunity to remind the community that we are a nonprofit, too – working to raise funds to support the various programs we do all year.”

NTEN launches its NTEN Challenge campaign every year.  As Amy points out, “Adding ourselves to the Giving Tuesday list takes only a minute, and using it as a recognized event (hey, it’s Giving Tuesday, and we are participating) supports a call to donate that we are already planning to make. And may just be the nudge that gets a support to promote that they donated instead of just privately responding to an online appeal. The additional investment is low, but the potential social sharing and additional donations is higher than that small investment.”

There are a range of opportunities for nonprofits and others to participate in GivingTuesday that don’t require a huge investment and with all the how-to kits, your nonprofit may pick up a few tips and tricks.    As an individual donor, GivingTuesday gives me the opportunity to be a champion for a nonprofit organization like NTEN.   It may not be huge dollars or time commitment, but small collective actions add up to something that is bigger than all of us!

Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog right here with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward.  We’ll be talking about NTEN’s great work, #GivingTuesday, and why collective action is powerful.   You can join us here or on my LinkedIn Influencer Blog.

 

 

8 Responses

  1. [...] I’m joining Beth on Tuesday, December 3rd, at 9 am Pacific for a special online video chat to talk about #GivingTuesday and collective philanthropy; I hope you’ll join us! Learn more about why Beth is supporting Giving Tuesday and RSVP to join the online chat on her blog. [...]

  2. Hello, I have rsvp’d for Tuesday chat. Thank you for hosting the interview. Elizabeth Miller from CEF sent me here.

  3. Beth Kanter says:

    Joelle,

    Thanks for stopping by and see you next week.

  4. Ma'ayan says:

    Hi Beth,
    I’ve RSVPed and really hope I can join you all tomorrow. If I don’t make it, it’s because of electricity problems I have in my home (it will be 19:00 at my time zone). Will there be a recording of the event?

  5. Beth says:

    Ma’ayn wow, that’s great. There will be a video. Really just gonna have a chat with Amy about NTEN and collective philanthropy.

  6. Mazarine says:

    Hi Beth!

    Just wanted to share some tweet chats around Giving Tuesday on various areas of fundraising, including monthly giving, planned giving, major giving and more!
    We’re going to be using Tweetchat, and the hashtag #sociallygoodGT
    http://tweetchat.com/room/SociallyGoodGT

    I’ll be partnering with Kirshan Mehta and we’ll be talking about diversity in the sector, both from a donor/philanthropy perspective, and from a hiring perspective. Our tweet chat will be at 1pm PT and 4pm ET!

    Would love it if you shared our chat with people tomorrow!

    here’s the link: http://www.sociallygood.ca/giving-tuesday.html

    Thanks so much for caring Beth, I love reading your blog, even if I don’t always comment-just thought this might be related and useful for tomorrow! :)

    Mazarine
    http://wildwomanfundraising.com

  7. Beth says:

    Mazarine: I’m so sorry I missed your chat. Did you do a storify? Would you be interested in writing a guest post about this at some point?

  8. Beth says:

    Mazarine: A belated thank you for sharing these links and opportunities. Also, thank you for your amazing work!