National Philanthropy Day 2021 is coming up on November 15th. Here’s everything you need to know about this important day, including how you can get involved.
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What is National Philanthropy Day?
National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside to recognize and celebrate the contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives and our world.
This year, National Philanthropy Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 15th.
On this day, we come together to pay tribute to the great work that philanthropy supports – from medical research to educational opportunities, from environmental protection to disaster relief. And we come together to celebrate the spirit of giving that is at the heart of philanthropy.
Philanthropy is about more than just writing a check – it’s about making a difference. It’s about using our time, our talents and our resources to build a better world.
So on National Philanthropy Day, let’s take a moment to celebrate all that philanthropy has accomplished – and all that it can achieve in the future.
What is the history of National Philanthropy Day?
National Philanthropy Day® was established in 1986 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), with the support of philanthropic organizations nationwide, to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—make to our lives, our communities, and our world.
Since it began, National Philanthropy Day has become one of AFP’s most important events, celebrated annually by AFP chapters around the world on or near November 15. This special day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and to recognize individuals and organizations whose contributions have enriched our lives and enhanced our communities.
How is National Philanthropy Day celebrated?
National Philanthropy Day is celebrated annually on November 15th. The day is set aside to recognize and honor the contributions that philanthropy and those who work in the philanthropic sector make to society. Every year, different organizations and individuals are celebrated for their philanthropic work at events held across the United States.
What are some ideas for celebrating National Philanthropy Day?
There are lots of ways to get involved in and celebrate National Philanthropy Day. Here are some ideas to get you started:
-Share your philanthropy story on social media using the hashtag #PhilanthropyDay
-Write a blog post or article about your philanthropic work or causes you care about
-Make a donation to your favorite charity or nonprofit organization
-Volunteer your time to a local community organization or project
-Educate others about the importance of philanthropy and its impact on society
What are some ways to get involved with National Philanthropy Day?
National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is celebrated every year on November 15 in honor of all the amazing donors, volunteers, and philanthropists who make such a huge impact in their communities. The day also serves to raise awareness about the importance of giving and volunteering, and to encourage more people to get involved.
There are lots of ways to get involved with NPD. Here are just a few ideas:
-Make a donation to your favorite charity or nonprofit organization.
-Volunteer your time at a local soup kitchen, food bank, or other charity.
-Encourage others to give by sharing your own personal story about why philanthropy is important to you.
-Celebrate the philanthropists in your life with cards, emails, or social media posts expressing your appreciation for all they do.
Whatever you do to celebrate NPD, remember that every act of giving makes a difference and helps to make the world a better place!