Black Friday. Cyber Monday. And now, Giving Tuesday.
Last year New York's 92nd Street Y launched a Giving Tuesday campaign to kick-start charitable donations in the wake of the shopping fervor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The United Nations Foundation joined the campaign as a partner with the Y, and in the end 2,500 organizations participated in 2012.
Taking advantage of our community’s diversity can be a challenge. While people of different ethnicities, cultures, and ages are all around us we can often find ourselves on the outside looking in. Host Don Marsh talks with guests about ways non-profit and arts organizations can engage new and underserved communities and improve their diversity.
Building on the success and popularity of Pepsi Refresh and similar programs, Monsanto has launched its own competitive grants for St. Louis-area non-profits.
"We're asking St. Louis to nominate, and subsequently to vote on their favorite schools, their favorite agencies, their favorite non-profits," said Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant at Tuesday's announcement of the Grow St. Louis program. "They'll have the opportunity through that voting system to win a grant. It's kind of like American Idol without the music."