AFP Nova Scotia Celebrates
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY, Nov. 14th, 2018
Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both put that word into action and recognize the change that word has brought to our communities.
NPD is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society and our world.
National Philanthropy Day® is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year since 1986, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.
In 2012, Canada officially recognized November 15th as NPD, setting a new model for other countries to emulate. But NPD is far from just a top-down idea full of formal events. NPD is also a grassroots movement to increase public interest and awareness of the importance of philanthropy, as well as knowledge on giving, volunteering and engagement at the charitable level so people can practice EFFECTIVE philanthropy.
While many people show interest in giving or getting involved, they often need a little reminder about needs and to be inspired by goals and dreams. NPD spurs action, by not only providing tips and guidance, but ways to connect with causes and each other—so people can be inspired by what others are doing and create their own ideas for philanthropic engagement.
In 2018, the Nova Scotia Chapter of AFP will celebrate NPD on November 14 with a luncheon at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Tickets will be on sale soon.