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What is Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is the global celebration of philanthropy and generosity occurring the Tuesday following the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a way to kick off the giving season. Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019.

For 24 hours, scholars, educators, researchers, and students have the opportunity to make a collective impact on initiatives at APSA that advance research, teaching, and professional development of political scientists. These efforts include international programs, diversity and inclusion in the discipline, scholarships, travel and research grants, fellowships, and achievement awards.


How You Can Participate

One of the best ways to get involved on Giving Tuesday is to make a charitable donation to APSA. On this single day, you know that your gift is being combined with the powerful gifts of many other donors just like you.

Please give a gift of any amount by December 3, 2019 by clicking the link below. On the online giving form, you will see our featured designations, however you can always give to any fund of personal significance.


Ways to Increase Your #GiveAPSA Impact

The money raised during #GiveAPSA will support scholars and students of political science. Through December 31, supporters of political science are invited to participate in #GiveAPSA, the year-end fundraising effort in one or more of the following ways: 

  • Double Your Donation. At 8:00 a.m. EST on Giving Tuesday, Facebook is giving away $7 million in matching donations to charitable organizations like APSA. The funds are limited—the matching ends when the $7 million has been given away—and last year, the money was all gone in minutes. To double your impact for political science students and scholars, go to APSA’s Facebook fundraiser and, right at 8:00 a.m. EST, click the blue “Donate” button under our header.

  • Shop with AmazonSmile. When you shop online, start at smile.amazon.com and set American Political Science Association as your designated charity. It’s the same Amazon you know, but with a donation built in. At no extra cost to you, AmazonSmile will automatically donate to APSA every time you shop online. On your phone, use the AmazonSmile website instead of the Amazon mobile app. It’s a simple change that can add up to more funds to help political scientists.

  • Invite a friend. The best way to build support for the causes at APSA you care about most is by sharing your personal story of why you chose to support APSA. Talk to two or three friends or family members today and tell them what made you decide to become part of Giving Tuesday and encourage them to do the same with a small donation.

  • Post about your gift. When you use social media, share your reason for giving with the hashtag #GiveAPSA. By helping APSA reach new audiences, you spread the word about how we can help scholars and students benefit from valuable professional opportunities they might not have otherwise.