#Givingtuesday approaches: Help #Hunnovators!
Here in the US, Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season. We eat, we laugh, we give thanks. Then the shopping craze begins. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and almost every day leading up to Christmas is about spending. The spirit of the season has been wrapped in dollar bills.
A movement in 2012 came up with an alternative solution. Triggered by the need to counter this overwhelming amount of commercialism in the US around Thanksgiving with a campaign for meaningful giving, #GivingTuesday was born and it is changing minds worldwide.
#GivingTuesday is the Nr. 1 global philanthropic movement that celebrates and encourages charitable activities, volunteer opportunities and advocacy to support non-profit organizations.
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. The idea is simple: just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving.
Neumann Society joined the #Givingtuesday campaign because we think it is a mindful innovation project of epic proportions and supporting such effort is core to our mission and identity. #Givingtuesday is also a great example of how a simple idea can change a global mindset and create tremendous social impact with a handful of dedicated activists at this Age of Innovation. Our Hungarian-American and transatlantic innovation community is proud to be supporting such a transformational initiative.
However, in order for us to be able to give, we need your help. We need you, because together, we can make a difference in the lives of many. We call on you: individuals, charities, families, businesses, nonprofits with a Hungarian affiliation to join the #hunnovators campaign!
How can you support the #hunnovators campaign?
#Hunnovators aims to mobilize Hungarians, American-Hungarians and their friends.
Step 1: Upload and share #hunnovators media content!
We ask you to upload and share pictures and videos of innovative ideas, people, projects and products from the past, present and future which can be tied to the concept of #hunnovators producing exemplary achievements and changing the world for the better. The only thing to pay close attention to is to use #hunnovators and #givingtuesday hashtags consistently with each sharing.
Examples of the type of media content we would love to see shared:
- a picture or statue of a Hungarian inventor of the past, present and future
- a #hunnovator startup team destined for global success
- a breakthrough product devised by a #hunnovator
- an innovation project or initiative which has huge global impact potential
- a highly talented kid, student, researcher or startupper in need of opportunity
Step 2: Donate and share our donation page with potential donors!
Please look for the #hunnovators logo all over social media: join us to share and donate on December 2, when #givingtuesday takes over and spreads the spirit of giving all over the world.
As President Obama put in his celebratory message to #Givingtuesday, an American innovation with global impact : “Around the world, #GivingTuesday is a grassroots movement that illustrates the impact we can have when we all pull together. The investments we make—in both time and funding—can help solve the urgent problems of today and will make the next generation stronger. “
We all need a more mindful, more collaborative and more enabled next generation of #hunnovators. On #Givingtuesday, let us all come together to make that happen through the community behind Neumann Society. Let your friends know about this new chapter we opened together now and remind them to support us on December 2.