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Omaha nonprofits celebrate Giving Tuesday

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Omaha nonprofits celebrate Giving Tuesday

Omaha nonprofits celebrate Giving Tuesday

More than $1 billion have been donated to nonprofits online since Giving Tuesday started in 2012

MONDAY FINISHEDIT'S TIME FORMANY TO GIVEBACK TO THECOMMUNITY.GIVING TUESDAYSTARTED AS AGRASSROOTSMOVEMENT IN 2012AND SINCE HASRAISED MORETHAN A BILLIONDOLLARS INONLINEDONATIONS.THE DAY IS AMAJORFUNDRAISING DAYFOR NONPROFITSACROSS THECOUNTRY.REPORTER PHILBERGMAN HEADEDOUT AROUNDOMAHA TO SEEHOW NONPROFITSWERE HOPING TOGIVE BACK.AT THE NEBRASKAHUMANE SOCIETYKITTENS AND DOGSBRING UPANYBODY'SMOOD...ONTUESDAY OMAHACITIZENS HAVE THEOPPORTUNITY TOGIVE BACK TONONPROFITS LIKETHIS.GIVING TUESDAY ISSO WONDERFUL.IT SHEDS LIGHT ONTHE NEEDS OF ANORGANIZATION, ITLETS YOUSHOWCASE AND TOTELL SOME OFYOUR STORIES.ACROSS TOWN ATTHE OPEN DOORMISSION...INSTEAD OF GIVINGFUNDS...VOLUNTEERS ARE LEARNINGHOW THEY CANGIVE THEIR TIMETO HELP.IT'S ABOUT GIVINGBACK TO THECOMMUNITY ANDWE WANTEVERYONE TO BEINVOLVED.FOR THE LASTSEVEN YEARS,GIVING TUESDAY'SBECOME ANATIONAL CRAZE.GIVING TUESDAY ISA GREATRESOURCE FORNONPROFITS.BUT DONORSSHOULD WATCHOUT FOR THE LOOKALIKES ANDSCAMMERS TRYINGTO TAKEADVANTAGE OFTHE GENEROUSSPIRIT AMERICANSHAVE THIS TIME OFYEAR.MAKE SURE THAT IFYOU'RE GIVINGTHAT YOU'REGIVING TO THECHARITY THAT YOUACUTALLY WANT TOGIVE TO, NOT ALOOKALIKE ORSOUND ALIKECHARITHY.THE BBBRECOMMENDS TOWATCH OUT FORPOP-UPDONATIONS THATMAY SHOW UPWHILE SHOPPING.IF YOU'RE STILLWORRIED ABOUT ASCAM, MAKE SURETHE COMPANY HAS501-C-3 STATUS.THIS IS USED FORCHARITABLEDONATIONS.IF YOU'RE NOT A501-C-3 THANYOU'RE NOT ACHARITY.WE WANT YOU TOGIVE BUT WE WANTYOU TO GIVEWISELY.AND IF YOU'REWORRIED, DOYOUR DUEDILIGENCE.I WANT TO KNOWWHAT I'MSUPPORTING ANDIF THEY'REFISCALLY SOUND.RESEARCH YOURORGANIZATION, IT'SALWAYS NICE TOGIVE LOCALLY.REPORTING INOMAHA, PHILBERGMAN, 3 NEWSNOW.CANDACEGREGORY,PRESIDENT/CEOOPEN DOORMISSION PAMWIESE, HUMANESOCIETYSPOKESPERSONTHE B-B-B SAYSTO GO TO GIVEDOT-ORG ANDCHECK OUT THECHARITABLEACCOUNTABILITYSTANDARDS TOSEE WHATPERCENTAGEGOES TO THECH




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