Friday, August 17, is National Nonprofit Day. This day is a 24-hour shoutout to the organizations with a mission for good and not greed. There are many amazing non-profit organizations geared toward a vast numbers of causes. In an attempt to bring these guys to the forefront, National Nonprofit Day was formed.
A nonprofit organization is one that uses its surplus (extra money) to further its mission rather than distribute that income to its members, leaders, or shareholders. They are responsible for helping thousands and thousands of people around the world. Nonprofits can be as well-known as the Humane Society or be a small startup right up the street from you, and National Nonprofit Day wants people to appreciate both. Here are a few ways you can celebrate the day:
Volunteer your time.
Whether it’s just today, once a month, or twice a week, these organizations thrive on volunteers and your time won’t go unappreciated.
Of course monetary donations are always welcome and used to perpetuate an admirable cause.
Social media is powerful! Go online and spread the word about your favorite NPOs using #NationalNonprofitDay or #NND. You never know who may take a liking to the cause!
It may seem silly but you can be your own warrior for the cause today – donate groceries to a food cabinet, bring food or other supplies to the animal shelter, pick up trash in your neighborhood – today is about feeling good and recognizing that even little steps can impact a community.
Tell us more about your favorite nonprofit organizations on our Facebook page – don’t forget to use #NND!