Would you like to get your city and your civic government involved in GivingTuesday? North American cities are making GivingTuesday proclamations and encouraging their citizens to get involved. It's a great way to make GivingTuesday work for communities and it's surprisingly easy.
Proclamations are typically issued by a Mayor to recognize the importance of a community event, significant achievements by community members, or to signal a City’s role in significant national events. Proclamations may be read at a City Council meeting, or at a community event being recognized, depending entirely on the schedule of the Mayor. Proclamations are often posted on the City’s website. Original signed proclamations will be provided to the requesting party (sometimes must be received in person at City offices). Why request a Mayoral Proclamation in your City?
Last year over 40 Canadian cities embarked on organized movements. Mayors from coast to coast proclaimed “GivingTuesday” as a day to give generously to the community. These community movements created a platform for a deeper level of engagement between charities, businesses and local residents. One such group, GuelphGives, rallied with the mantra ONE CITY – ONE DAY – ONE MILLION. Organizers celebrated GivingTuesday with various events around the city, all in pursuit of a $1 million dollar giving goal. GuelphGives leaders announced on December 3, 2014 that total donations had reached over $1.2 million. This toolkit is based in part on the learnings and successes of the GuelphGives initiative.
Cities across North America are making GivingTuesday proclamations and encouraging their citizens to get involved. It’s a great way to make GivingTuesday work for communities and it’s surprisingly easy .
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