Make #GivingTuesday #Give2JAWS Day

By Pamela Moreland, JAWS Board Member

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. All very cool. All about consumption.

Giving Tuesday is different. Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in New York and the United Nations Foundation, it’s about giving back and making a difference. Your tax-deductible donation to JAWS on Giving Tuesday, no matter how big or small, will provide money for fellowships, mentoring programs, regional training and help in bringing great speakers to our annual conference.

We must keep up the momentum, and we need your support to do so.

Donate online: Make a secure donation through the Network for Good.

Send JAWS a check: Make it out to Journalism and Women Symposium and mail to JAWS headquarters:

2885 Sanford Ave. SW, #29226

Grandville, MI 49418-1342

Support the Legacy Fund: The JAWS Legacy Fund honors the trailblazers who embody the spirit and mission of JAWS by encouraging bequests and then using those funds to support programs that enrich our work. Donations earmarked for the Legacy Fund will be used for program enrichment such as speakers, fellowships or videotaping JAWS events.

We all have a role in keeping JAWS financially strong and moving forward. The ability to tell foundations and corporate funders that 100 percent of our members give back to their organization is a strong selling point, the kind of endorsement that inspires others to join and support us for the years ahead.

Put search to good use: You can give to JAWS every time you shop online this holiday season. Start by visiting GoodSearch and GoodShop when shopping online. When you enter the GoodSearch site, be sure to go to the box where it asks “Who do you GoodSearch for?” — put in JAWS or Journalism and Women Symposium. The site uses the Yahoo! search engine. GoodSearch directs at least 50 percent of the revenues generated from each search to JAWS.

GoodShop is a gateway to merchants who sell everything from A to Z and all of it brings a cut to JAWS venues generated from each search to JAWS. What’s more, there are often special deals and coupons for GoodShop users.

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, join the global celebration of generosity and giving by donating to JAWS. Encourage your family, friends and other JAWS members to give as well, by spreading word of your donations through social media with the tags #GivingTuesday and #give2JAWS. Please think of JAWS when you consider your year-end charitable donations. And thank you for being a part of JAWS and promoting women in journalism.