has joined the #GivingTuesday movement.
This first-of-its-kind effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, businesses and individuals – to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

#GivingTuesday seeks to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

This initiative encourages people to find ways to “get out the give” – donating their time, talents and financial resources to support organizations that make a positive difference.

Taking place Dec. 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday spending.

“We hope to leverage this platform with its growing popularity to ‘get out the give’ to,” said Robert Parham, executive editor of and executive director of its parent organization, the Baptist Center for Ethics.

“As denominational bodies and churches reduce their financial support, we depend increasingly on the generosity of our readers and their friends,” Parham said.

More than 10,000 nonprofits participated in 2013, and there are more than 13,000 U.S. organizations planning to participate in 2014.

#GivingTuesday efforts have also been initiated in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Latin America, Mexico, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Those who are interested in joining’s #GivingTuesday initiative can make a secure, online donation through our website to support our ongoing efforts to advance the common good. If you prefer, you can mail donations to the address listed on our donation page.

After you give, be sure to post a note on Facebook or tweet about why you support our work using the #GivingTuesday and #EthicsDaily hashtags.

If you don’t use social media, share your reasons for giving with one of our staff members and, with your permission, we’ll tweet your comment to our readers.

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