Today kicks off the charitable season of giving. Why today? It’s #GivingTuesday. This one-day movement, held the day after Cyber Monday, urges giving back in the form of donations, time, and goods. Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is expected to raise over $300 million across 150 countries. That’s impressive.
We have the honor of working with more than 600 nonprofit organizations worldwide, many of whom are the recipients of donations today. This American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Glide Memorial, Playworks, and YMCA St. Paul’s Group. What unites these nonprofits is their mission to maximize every donated dollar and volunteer hour for their causes. And this week, we hope #GivingTuesday provides even more resources for these causes spanning the arts, education, fighting hunger, promoting conservation, and more.
Take an organization like Guide Dogs for the Blind, based in San Rafael, CA, that relies exclusively on donor funding. Founded in 1942, it has a robust network of instructors, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers who prepare guide dogs to serve and empower individuals from throughout the United States and Canada who are blind or have low vision. We’re proud to help with its mission, providing the Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud integrated with NetSuite so that managers across the organization have a timely view of expenditures and can better manage and forecast their budgets. And, when a new puppy center is needed (and it’s in progress—donate here!), donations are easily managed and tracked to ensure program success.
At Playworks, the power of play is used to transform children’s social and emotional health—reaching more than 1 million kids! So finding ways for employees to spend more time working directly with children on the playground and less time budgeting is essential. In this video, Playworks CEO Elizabeth Cushing shares how everybody in the organization plans using our Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud.
Today gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to the good works done by charitable and nonprofit organizations worldwide that make a difference in our lives and in our communities. We thank these organizations for all that you do and salute you on #GivingTuesday!