Black Friday #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday gives people the chance to give to charity, encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity worldwide all after Black Friday chaos.


South Africa – #GivingTuesday was launched in South Africa in 2018 as a way to give back to those in need. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organisations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Following the widely recognised shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesdaySA will take place on December 3rd and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

Last year, the initiative raised $380 million globally, and whether you come together with your family, your community, or your company, find a way to give back and then share your idea.

Here are five ways to give back this #GivingTuesday

Give your voice

Society is more divided than ever.  Use your voice to share positive stories of your own giving – giving of time, of resources, or of skills.  Use your voice to share what’s important to you when giving.  Use your voice to share where you give and why.

Give a gift

Use #GivingTuesdaySA as the day you give financially to a cause that is meaningful to you.  Share with your friends, family, and networks about where you gave and why.  We all share a lot of our lives these days, so why not apply the same share tactics to your giving philosophy.  Highlight the causes that mean something to you.  Give them appreciation and celebrate them.

Give your time or skills

All non-profits can use help; it is often a matter of matching what you can provide with what non-profits need.  Think thoughtfully about what you have to give time-wise and try your best to match it.  Email us if you are interested in giving your time, but unsure of how or where.  We know lots of great organisations nationwide that would be eager to host you.

Fundraise for a cause that is special to you

Use your social network to raise money on #GivingTuesdaySA.  Both Backabuddy and GivenGain make it quite easy to crowdfund via your own platforms and to encourage others to also get involved.  This is undoubtedly one of the most appreciated ways to give, according to non-profits.  Read more about how to crowdfund for #GivingTuesday here with Backabuddy or here with GivenGain.

More ideas from our global counterparts

#GivingTuesday is a global phenomenon as are most of our social networks.  Share your #GivingTuesdaySA contributions and join the global conversation. See more ideas here for individuals to get involved.

For more details about the #GivingTuesdaySA movement, or to find out how you can get involved, visit the #GivingTuesdaySA website ( or follow the handles @GivingTuesdaySA on social media. 

You can use #GivingTuesdaySA as a way to play your part in South Africa.

Brand South Africa Play Your part

Play Your Part is a nationwide movement created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. Its objective is to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing – because a nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone. The campaign is driven by Brand South Africa.

Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates to individuals, NGOs to government, churches to schools, young to not so young. It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.

There are numerous opportunities, big and small, for each and every South African to make a positive difference in the communities in which they live and operate. Play Your Part encourages them to act on these opportunities.

For more information on how you can play your part click here #GetInvolved #PlayYourPart

Sources: Giving Tuesday 
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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