The success of GivingTuesday this year gives us so much to be grateful for. Thanks to all who participated–and for all that you do, day in and day out, to support your community.

Read more about GivingTuesday’s success in their press release:

From GivingTuesday to Giving Month

In an unprecedented year, GivingTuesday, the largest global generosity movement, reports an unprecedented showing of giving, kindness and connection by millions of people worldwide.

The GivingTuesday Data Commons estimates that 34.8 million people participated in GivingTuesday 2020, a 29% increase over 2019. Further, reports total giving increased from $1.97 billion to $2.47 billion in the United States alone, representing a 25% increase compared to 2019.

With lots of TLC,
Di, Kim, Jessica, Amanda, Jen & Katelyn

From GivingTuesday to Giving Month: United Way of Albany County

PS: Thanks to all who participated in our GivingTuesday with TLC virtual event. Here are two folks from our team: Amanda helping United Way of Albany County, WY launch their crowdfunding campaign (see more below) and Jen amplifying nonprofits’ GivingTuesday campaigns in the Monadnock Region, NH.From GivingTuesday to Giving Month: Monadnock Region

Month of Caring

Join United Way of Albany County (UWAC) this December for a “Month of Caring.” Now more than ever it’s important to remember what makes us a community. Every Tuesday in December UWAC is challenging Albany County residents to pause and take a moment to care for others, our community, and ourselves.

From GivingTuesday to Giving Month

Because asking for support can feel uncomfortable, here are a few concepts to consider when reaching to your neighbors to ask for a hand.


One of The Local Crowd’s unique features is the opportunity for local businesses to contribute rewards in support of a campaign’s goal. 

For example, imagine a neighborhood bakery raising funds to purchase a display case for additional baked goods with help from their peers at the coffee roastery next door. The roastery can donate a few pounds of coffee for their friends to offer for sale on their campaign, and benefit from the exposure and potential for gaining a new customer in a mutually beneficial exchange that Michael H. Shuman calls “the gateway for challenging economic behavior.”

Because asking for support can feel uncomfortable, here are a few concepts to consider when reaching to your neighbors to ask for a hand:

Keep it Conversational: Explore your potential collaboration with an open mind and approach your neighbors with a conversational tone, as opposed to rigidly asking in a way that could appear demanding or harsh.

Transparency is Key: Avoid any illusions of smoke in mirrors by remaining open about the goals of your campaign and the intention of your request for support. You may be surprised who is willing to offer support when it’s clear that their contribution will go to something they genuinely want to see succeed.

Focus on the Mutual Exchange: In the end, everyone wants to win, and fortunately, they can! As you brainstorm with your neighbors, explore how you can highlight their endeavors, products, or goals for their business in exchange for their support toward yours. 



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