Civic News
COVID-19 / Nonprofits / Philanthropy / Social media

Here’s what #GivingTuesdayNow looks like in Delaware

Giving Tuesday's popup sister event encourages giving in the time of COVID-19.

#GivingTuesdayNow. (Screenshot)

Yes, it’s #GivingTuesday again already. Sort of.

In response to the need caused by COVID-19, the nonprofit Giving Tuesday launched a new event, #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5 — the “now” in reference to the emergency need for fundraising during the pandemic.

Just like with regular #GivingTuesday, the annual social media event that falls on the first Tuesday after Black Friday (this year, Dec. 1), #GivingTuesdayNow is a global campaign that uses social networking to raise funds for nonprofits. In most cases, you can donate to participating causes any day of the year, but sometimes you’ll find Giving Tuesday matching events or other incentives on the day that can maximize your donations.

In Delaware, there are several ways to support #GivingTuesdayNow. The easiest is to go to the DelawareGives CovidHelpDE page, where you can donate with zero processing fees taken out. All funds donated via this page will go to COVID-19 relief.

Several Delaware organizations are also participating the old fashioned way, using the hashtag on social media, including Special Olympics Delaware, WestSide Health and a collaboration between the Delaware Blue Coats and Wilmington Blue Rocks. In some cases, funds will go directly to COVID-19 relief, and in others the campaign is an opportunity for non-COVID-related nonprofits to raise funds during a time when not a lot of donations are coming in.

Check out some of the Delaware orgs participating in #GivingTuesdayNow:

Series: Coronavirus

Knowledge is power!

Subscribe for free today and stay up to date with news and tips you need to grow your career and connect with our vibrant tech community.


As Fearless Fund faces a lawsuit, a grantee shares what the fund did for her org

What is Delaware EARNS, and how will it fight the wealth gap?

4 tips for strategic financial planning, from cash flow to tax credits

How the Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act will impact you

Technically Media