As friends of mine know, I am highly enamored of the idea of giving to people (or at least giving to me) by giving to the charity of your choice in their (my) honor. I am blessed to not want for much, and when I do want/need something, I tend to be impatient enough to go and get it.
But as it is Cyber Monday, it is a busy shopping day and there are opportunities to save money. By all means – take advantage of those offers. But maybe this year you have a chance to do something different with the savings.
It’s as simple as this. As you shop this Cyber Monday, keep track of the amount you are saving in your purchasing. Then, share the savings with your favorite nonprofit or community organization.
Save $200 today? Give $100 to your favorite organization. The nonprofit sector is embracing Giving Tuesday tomorrow as an opportunity to make this a real season of giving, with many groups having lined up matching gift programs and other incentives for the day, so there are chances to make your money go even further.
For those of you looking for nonprofits with a Massachusetts focus, the Boston Foundation’s Giving Common is a wonderful portal for learning more about more than 500 Mass.-based nonprofits, and you can give to your favorites right from the platform – one-stop shopping for your philanthropic dollar.
Happy savings – but please consider sharing the wealth. It’s a way to get into the true spirit of the season.