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Join GivingTuesday Canada for an afternoon discussion featuring Henry Timms, Executive Director of 92Y and founder of the global GivingTuesday movement, and Asha Curran, Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y. In preparation for GivingTuesday 2017 happening on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, Henry and Asha will discuss the global GivingTuesday movement and how charities, community leaders, businesses, citizens, and communities can get involved.
What is GivingTuesday? Celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday —two days great for the global economy—GivingTuesday encourages people around the world to give back by making a financial donation, volunteer, donate food, or support their favourite charitable cause in whichever way they choose. Known as the opening day of the holiday giving season, GivingTuesday was founded in partnership by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation in New York City in 2012. Now a global giving movement, the movement was celebrated in 98 countries and millions are raised every year on GivingTuesday. Read more about last year’s impact in Canada linked here.
P.S. Join the conversation online throughout the event using the hashtag #GivingTuesdayCA and share your 2017 GivingTuesday plans! Plus, bring your questions and ideas to the session and meet other charities and community leaders getting ready to celebrate this year’s GivingTuesday.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
Henry Timms, Executive Director 92Y and Founder #GivingTuesday: As Executive Director of 92nd Street Y, Henry creates programs and movements that foster learning, civic responsibility, culture and innovation, both in New York City and around the world. He is the founder of #GivingTuesday, a global philanthropic movement that was awarded a Cannes Lion at the International Festival of Creativity; a PRWeek Global Award for Nonprofit Campaign of the Year; and the inaugural UJA-Federation Riklis Prize in Agency Entrepreneurship. Henry’s work has been profiled in publications like the Harvard Business Review, and his most recent thinking with Jeremy Heimans on “new power” was featured as the Big Idea in HBR and by CNN as one of the ten top ideas to change the world in 2015. Henry is a Practitioner-in-Residence at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, a faculty member of the GovLab Academy and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils. In addition to being listed on The Nonprofit Times Power & Influence Top 50 for the past three years, Henry was named the NonProfit Times Influencer of the Year in 2014. Henry was also honored as one of Crain’s New York Business 40 under 40 and City & State's 50 Most Influential People in Manhattan.
Asha Curran, Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y: Asha Curran leads #GivingTuesday, the annual day of giving following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as well as a portfolio of global, digitally-driven initiatives including 7 Days of Genius, the Social Good Summit, 92Y American Conversation, and the Women inPower Fellowship. She serves on the board of directors of the Scout Film Festival and Guardian.org, a new nonprofit set up to inform public discourse around the most pressing issues of our time through the advancement of independent journalism at the Guardian. She is the recipient of the 2015 Social Capital Hero Award, named a 2016 Woman of Influence by New York Business Journals, and is a Forty over 40 Women to Watch honoree. 92Y was recently named one of the 10 Most Innovative Nonprofits by Fast Company.