Giving Tuesday: How BoardEffect Is Giving Back to Nonprofits
The year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most taxing years of our lifetimes. In addition to the individual struggles, businesses and nonprofit organizations are facing some of the greatest challenges they’ve ever had in their histories. From its earliest days, BoardEffect has always been in tune with the needs of nonprofits. This year, at the time when nonprofits are in great need, BoardEffect is ready to give back.
Revisiting BoardEffect’s History
Let’s revisit our history a bit. BoardEffect was founded in 2007 by a team of web developers that served nonprofits and educational institutions. During the course of their work, they started to see a common thread among the organizations they worked with. Most nonprofits didn’t have the tools or technology to fulfill their work efficiently. Many of them complained about the number of hours they spent assembling board books alone.
The web developers determined to make the duties of the wonderful people they worked with easier by making a program to help them lead their organizations more efficiently and effectively. Together, they worked on a concept for a software program to ease nonprofit board duties, and BoardEffect was born.
BoardEffect Supports Good Governance Practices
The development of BoardEffect was just in time. As businesses came under scrutiny for poor governance practices, nonprofit organizations also came under the limelight, placing great pressure on nonprofit boards and executive directors. The work of nonprofit boards has never been more important. The need to demonstrate good governance remains a high priority today. BoardEffect continues to help nonprofit organizations practice good governance with tools to aid them in their annual cycle, board development cycle, and meeting cycle.
The great work keeps on building as more and more nonprofits realize the benefits of a board management portal. This year, BoardEffect wants to get in on the spirit of Giving Tuesday and help nonprofit organizations even more.
About Giving Tuesday
On the chance that you’re not familiar with Giving Tuesday, it’s a global movement that inspires people and businesses to give donations or enact positive change to transform their communities and the greater world.
Giving Tuesday has a bit of history of its own. The idea for Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 around the concept of encouraging people to do good deeds. The concept started out small and quickly grew into a global movement that inspires people across the globe to give what they can on this special day each year. The movement represents a collective way to celebrate the spirit of generosity.
The goal of Giving Tuesday is to tap into the power of generosity as the heart of our global society to promote a sense of dignity and equity. Giving Tuesday has partners around the world that bring new opportunities to organizations that serve others. This expansive network collaborates all year long in its mission of inspiring generosity. This program seeks to build a platform where generosity becomes a part of the fabric of our societies.
When is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving Day every year. This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 1, 2020.
Most participating countries around the world will celebrate Giving Tuesday on this day. Giving Tuesday’s global network of partners, community leaders, and other generous individuals are organizing the movement with the objective of unleashing the power of organizations and people to transform their world around them.
There are no bounds as to who can participate in Giving Tuesday. It’s open to everyone that wants to participate. The Giving Tuesday movement was built with the help of a great many people and groups including:
- Nonprofit organizations
- Religious institutions
- Small businesses
- Large corporations
Virtually every country in the world participates in Giving Tuesday.
How Do People and Organizations Participate in Giving Tuesday?
Organizations and people have come up with a host of different ways to participate in Giving Tuesday. Some give donations of goods or money while others give of their time or talents. Many organizations contribute to the effort by spreading the good word about the benefits of participating in Giving Tuesday. Exactly how you choose to participate in the event is totally up to you.
This year, the pandemic has created a great need for generosity around the world. BoardEffect’s leaders once again want to be a part of something greater than themselves.
BoardEffect Participates in Giving Tuesday with a Grant
The effects of the pandemic have been palpable. Nonprofits, in particular, are under a great deal of duress. In many cases, nonprofit organizations have absorbed additional emergency responsibilities while be faced with reduced donations and increased operating costs. BoardEffect’s leaders decided that the best way to do their part in lifting a helping hand to the nonprofits they care so deeply for is to offer a Giving Tuesday grant.
They named it simply, We CARE.
About We CARE Grant by BoardEffect
Digital solutions are the most appropriate way to help education institutions and nonprofits to offset expenses and run more efficiently. BoardEffect’s platform takes your governance and administrative operations online.
Organizations of many kinds have been hit harder than normal because of the effects of the pandemic. Still, they continue to communicate with their stakeholders and strive to keep their community members and employees safe. BoardEffect knows that board portals increase the transparency of nonprofit board work and that’s an important component of good governance. BoardEffect’s leaders are offering the We CARE grant to help nonprofit organizations implement the right platform to aid their governance practices.
How the We CARE Grant Works
In honor of Giving Tuesday, BoardEffect is offering a grant of $1000 to any government, educations, or registered nonprofit organization which they can use to offset the costs of a BoardEffect system or Diligent contract.
You must apply by December 15, 2020, to receive the grant. This contact form for the We CARE grant will get you started to receive $1000 toward the implementation fee of your BoardEffect contract.
Nonprofit organizations everywhere are in much need of relief. BoardEffect is proud to sponsor the We CARE grant to help provide relief for education, government, and nonprofit organizations in this unprecedented time of need. Your board will greatly benefit by taking advantage of this special opportunity.