Ubiquia is continuing to give back to the community by participating in #GivingTuesday. This year, Ubiquia is teaming teaming up with Social Venture Partners of Arizona (SVP) to support the local community by matching dollar for dollar for the first $5,000.00 that SVP raises in its #GivingTuesday campaign. With the Zenventory and SqBx team working with Ubiquia, we are proud to support this great event and encourage everyone to give back this holiday season and donate to #GivingTuesday on Tuesday November 29th, 2016. Click here to donate and show your support.
Ubiquia spoke with Sentari Minor, the Director of Engagement at Social Venture Partners Arizona, and this is his message to everyone in the community and all over the state, country, and the world.
First of all, what is #GivingTuesday?
Giving Tuesday is celebrated, Nov. 29, the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving and widely-recognized shopping events: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. As an alternative to those two deal-busting days, #GivingTuesday emphasizes the charitable spirit of the holiday season as a global day of giving, fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Who is involved and who are they working to benefit?
Nonprofits, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. Anyone, anywhere can get involved in #GivingTuesday and give back in a way that is meaningful to them.
Why is it important to Arizona and anyone who donates?
#GivingTuesday is an opportunity for Arizonians to step away from the spending frenzy and focus on the charitable side of the season. It’s no secret that our desert community faces many, seemingly insurmountable, challenges. With Arizona ranking 46th out of 50 states in critical conditions for children, according to the Kids Count Data Book 2015 from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, we know that it is now vital to support the nonprofits and social enterprises dedicated to making a change. With more than one in four Arizona children living in poverty, it is paramount that we support the organizations that increase resiliency to the harsh reality faced by many Arizona families. For those compelled to donate, they are being philanthropists in the truest sense of the word by deploying resources to those who need it the most. It’s not just about feeling good, it’s about making a true impact to ultimately help everyone in our state.
Are there any other ways people can participate?
From fundraising to volunteering to pro bono service, #GivingTuesday is a great way to engage your community and to become a part of a larger worldwide movement that promotes generosity. We encourage you to use this as a platform to learn more about what’s happening in our state and how many different socially conscious entities are helping combat our most pressing issues.
What is the SVPAZ and how does it impact Arizona communities?
Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) offers an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy. A network of partners donate money and lend their time and talent to social entrepreneurs focusing primarily on children and education. Partners who join SVPAZ operate like venture capitalists, providing infrastructure so organizations can build skills and gain resources. Through dollars and capacity building initiatives, we take organizations that are poised for greatness and get them to the next level. With more than $4.3M deployed in the community, we have been immensely impactful in strengthening philanthropists while strengthening nonprofits and social ventures. More at www.socialventurepartners.org/arizona.
To amplify our impact – for the first time ever, Social Venture Partners Arizona is joining the #GivingTuesday movement. We set a goal of raising $5,000 to support our initiatives. To encourage us to STRETCH our giving, former SVPAZ Partner and friend, Jason Scronic, and Ubiquia, will match $1,000 of giving, dollar-for-dollar.
So please help us strengthen philanthropists while strengthening nonprofits on #GivingTuesday (November 29). Please visit http://bit.ly/2fW7Afo to show your support!
Sentari M. Minor | SVPAZ, Director of Engagement