Giving Tuesday is one of my favorite days of the year. I feel the same excitement over purchasing gifts for loved ones over the long weekend as I do about deciding which organizations to give to on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and seeing what types of campaigns or unique approaches organizations come up with each year.
Both through Ladder and as an individual, I envision a world where we feel this way every week. Eager to talk about the organizations that matter to us, easily communicating the impact they’ve made in our lives and willing to not only give of our resources, but in some instances double our financial gifts.
Helping others do good is one of the core reasons why Ladder exists and that doesn’t mean just through business, it means helping you know where and how to give of your talents and resources too. Throughout my career and in my current work, I’ve encountered a lot of wonderful non-profit organizations. Below are ways you can use your time, skills and money to support organizations that are current clients or friends of Ladder.
Atlanta Track Club – Committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta through running and walking.
How you can Give: If you live in Atlanta, volunteer to work an event. Or donate to the Kilometer Kids program, inspiring Atlanta area youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and become active through the sport of running.
Barakat Bundle – Dedicated to reducing preventable infant and maternal mortality in Southeast Asia.
How you can Give: Buy a 2019 Giving Calendar. 100% of profits will go towards Barakat Bundles for new parents in rural communities in India.
Designed- Empowering the designers of tomorrow through educational tools and mentoring.
How you can Give: Volunteer to be a mentor or volunteer your skills to help this non-profit continue to grow.
EnrichHER- Uniting founders and funders who share a vision for sustainable women-led ventures.
How you can Give: Donate to help fund the inaugural EnrichHER Innovation Fund which will provide loans to pre-screened woman-led companies.
Halcyon Incubator- Equipping early-stage social entrepreneurs with the support they need to transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures, and change the world.
How you can Give: For Giving Tuesday, Halycon is asking you to donate $32 or $2 per fellow to enable sustainable social impact.
Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts – Creating a sustainable world-class performing arts and conference center for the greater Annapolis region and the state of Maryland.
How you can Give: Help the curtain go up, donate.
Natasha Hastings Foundation - A starting block for girls to become women of confidence in sport and life.
How you can Give: Donate to help fund future events and scholarships that will send deserving and qualified high school athletes to the 2019 New Balance Nationals Outdoor.
Project Give Hope: Changing the lives of women impacted by cervical cancer, providing hope through treatment and prevention.
How you can Give: Donate to help provide women with treatment and education.
Ulman Foundation – Creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.
How you can Give: Do something, it’s about giving. Sign up to volunteer, cook a meal, buy a towel, pillow or desk for the new Ulman House, share your story or donate what you can.