The season of giving is upon us, and Thursday will be a day to honor altruism.
Originally organized by Douglas Freeman, Nov. 15 has been recognized as National Philanthropy Day (NPD) since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan signed the proclamation.
According to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the organization behind the national day of generosity, NDP celebrates the selfless efforts of individuals and organizations doing their philanthropic part and inspiring others to get involved, and it encourages everyone to reflect on the benefits of giving.
AFP chapters across North America hold events to recognize these champions of charity, victors of volunteerism, guardians of giving back and knights of nonprofits. (For the less dramatic, they salute those people and organizations doing their darnedest to make the world a better place.)
On social media, the hashtag #NPDLove is used to showcase honorees, express gratitude and build anticipation for tomorrow’s celebration:
Congratulations to iQmetrix, an honouree in the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist category! They and our other award recipients will be honoured at our 2018 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, November 14 in Regina. #NPD2018 #NPDLove pic.twitter.com/SbR1TselWP
— AFP South Saskatchewan (@AFPSouthSask) November 13, 2018
In celebration of #NationalPhilanthropyDay on Nov. 15 we thank all our donors who make it possible for us to ignite curiosity, inspire discovery, celebrate science, and change lives! #npdlove @AFPEdmonton pic.twitter.com/fQ2AW909Ra
— #MyTWOSE (@TWoSEdm) November 13, 2018
Tomorrow is National Philanthropy Day! On this special day, we thank our amazing supporters for the profound impact they make on our #UWaterloo community: https://t.co/PzvPjSsDCd #BeyondGrateful #NPDLove pic.twitter.com/xsX6p6hu8l
— UWaterloo Alumni (@uwaterlooalumni) November 14, 2018
— The Bridge Services (@TheBridgeServ) November 14, 2018
Not only is philanthropic work personally satisfying, but organizations would be wise to promote corporate social responsibility, as consumers and millennial employees favor companies that deliver a positive social impact.
The AFP features a slew of communications-related positions on its site. Here is a sampling of open positions for perusal:
- Senior manager, digital fundraising and marketing—SOS Children’s Villages (Washington, D.C.)
- Direct marketing manager—Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. (Canada)
- Assistant director, annual giving and digital programs—Boston University (Massachusetts)
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