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#GivingTuesday and how to measure the impact of your gift

We asked Patricia Illing­worth, a pro­fessor in both the Depart­ment of Phi­los­ophy and Reli­gion in the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties and in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, as well as a lec­turer in law, to ana­lyze the ori­gins, ethics, and dri­ving fac­tors behind #GivingTuesday.

The days that follow Thanks­giving often center around ringing in the hol­i­days and kicking off hol­iday shop­ping. Yet while Black Friday and Cyber Monday are known for the large num­bers of people looking for the biggest deals, #Giv­ingTuesday is quite the oppo­site. The global day of giving, started in 2012 by New York City’s 92nd Street Y in part­ner­ship with the United Nations Foun­da­tion, focuses on using social media to bring people and causes together in the spirit of phil­an­thropy. The ini­tia­tive boasts more than 30,000 part­ners in 68 coun­tries and a quarter of a mil­lion men­tions of #Giv­ingTuesday on Twitter.

We asked Patricia Illing­worth, a pro­fessor in both the Depart­ment of Phi­los­ophy and Reli­gion in the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties and in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, as well as a lec­turer in law, to ana­lyze the ori­gins, ethics, and dri­ving fac­tors behind #GivingTuesday.

Read the full News@Northeastern Q&A with Professor Illingworth.

 

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