GivingTuesday showcased at Westminster event

first_imgGivingTuesday showcased at Westminster event Charities and businesses that are supporting the #GivingTuesday campaign in the UK yesterday met with MPs in Westminster to help promote the new initiative to promote charitable giving and action at the start of the festive season.More than one hundred organisations attended, of the 500 who have signed up to the campaign which is running for the first time in the UK this year. The day, 2 December, is being marked internationally as a day of giving to support fundraising, awareness raising and volunteering, as a contrast to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales at the start of the festive shopping season.The #unselfie is a hallmark of the #GivingTuesday campaignMinister for Civil Society Rob Wilson MP pledged his support for the campaign.UK GivingTuesday partners include Cancer Research UK, Macmillan, RSPCA, RNIB, RBS, Facebook, Argos, Homebase, Glamour, the i paper, Rosie’s Rainbow Fund, Victim support, Breast Cancer Care, National Union of Students, BT, Blackbaud, JustGiving, and UK Fundraising.In the UK the movement is being led by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), working closely with Blackbaud, the Cabinet Office, and a wide range of charities, companies and sector bodies.Hannah Terrey, Head of Policy and Campaigns at the Charities Aid Foundation, said:“We are thrilled at the enthusiasm of parliamentarians, charities and businesses who plan use this global movement to support the causes they care deeply about. Today’s event is all about sharing ideas and shouting about the work charities do to make the world a better place”.Support GivingTuesdayUK Fundraising has supported Giving Tuesday since it was first announced in the UK. You can join us by signing up for a Thunderclap announcement on the day to help promote the initiative. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving Tuesday Law / policy Howard Lake | 12 November 2014 | Newscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisementlast_img read more