Jumping on the Giving Tuesday Wagon

Giving Tuesday started back in 2012 with the intention to set aside a day to celebrate the generosity of giving. Every year, it falls on the Tuesday right after the U.S. Thanksgiving. Since its inception, Giving Tuesday has grown into the biggest giving movement in the world.

Giving Tuesday - 3 Dec 2019There is also the blessed day of Jumuah which happens every week. Moreover, every year in Ramadan, there is the most rewarding night of all, the Night of Power (laylat ul-qadr). In the month of Thul-Hijja, we have the best 10 days of the year, and within them there is the blessed day of Arafah.

All this to say that, as Muslims we are no strangers to giving seasons. So, why not add Giving Tuesday to the list of giving seasons we prepare and plan for every year?

After all, Giving Tuesday is perfectly distanced from Ramadan and close to the end of the Gregorian year, a natural time when people step up their giving. There is also usually a big hype that precedes Giving Tuesday, particularly on social media since this is the platform that it originated in. So, as an organization responsible for running a project that benefits the Muslim community, you already have most of your pre-fundraising campaign work done for you. So, why not use this free gift and jump on the Giving Tuesday wagon.

Giving Tuesday and your Islamic Centre (Masjid)
Giving Tuesday and your Islamic Centre (Masjid)

There is no doubt that Giving Tuesday is a growing phenomenon. According to the Nonprofits Source, Giving Tuesday raised 38% more in 2018 than in 2017 and 38 times more than in 2012, which is when the idea of Giving Tuesday began. On Facebook, Giving Tuesday donations grew by more than double between 2017 and

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Giving Tuesday and your Islamic School
Giving Tuesday and your Islamic School

If you are the principal of an Islamic school, a staff member, a board member, or simply a concerned parent, you likely have to think of different fundraising initiatives throughout the year. Yes, Ramadan may be the time of year during which you have your biggest fundraising campaign, and it rightfully is the best time

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