South Dakota Gives helps nonprofits attain awareness and raise funds on Giving Tuesday
In the response to consumerism of the holiday season, Giving Tuesday was born to create a day to inspire people around the world to give and celebrate generosity. To hone the unity in our state is the efforts of South Dakota Gives.
Kelly Gibson, the Coordinator of South Dakota Gives, says, “The South Dakota Day of Giving is much like Giving Tuesday – it provides nonprofits in the state the opportunity to create some awareness about the issue that they address in the state, awareness about the importance of their work, to raise some dollars, and to encourage volunteerism in their work. So, much like Giving Tuesday, it’s about celebrating generosity and creating awareness for nonprofits.”
About 415 organizations are registered with South Dakota Gives, but there are others participating that are not registered. Look for activity on your favorite organizations social media pages Tuesday to see how you can participate.
Gibson says, “By localizing it to South Dakota, more organizations are participating and donors are assured that their gifts stay local.”
“Unfortunately, suicide is an epidemic in our community, and these services are so important to the families who have lost someone. We need to do something preventive for our teens in this community; getting funding for that and getting that launching, you know, is a task, ” says Bridget Swier, Events & Fundraising Coordinator at Front Porch Coalition.