What's New > GivingTuesday brightens the holidays
Did you know that GivingTuesday is the second-largest giving day of the year for nonprofit organizations, surpassed only by December 31? Begun in 2012, it is intended to serve as a counterpoint to our holiday spending on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
This year, GivingTuesday is November 29, and NATS is participating with Keep Our Students Singing. Keep Our Students Singing supports financial aid for students of NATS members including funding for private lessons and participation in National Student Auditions at the chapter, region, and national levels.
The campaign is NATS chapter and region based and is designed to help students local to the NATS members who are raising funds.
Ask five people
The number one reason people do not give to a charitable cause is that they are not asked. The success of GivingTuesday demonstrates that people want to help. If someone asks a trusted friend or family member who is passionate about a mission for a donation, they are very likely to give.
Most of us have at least five people we can ask to support our charity without embarrassment or even really needing to explain much. Is GivingTuesday and your belief in vocal arts education enough motivation to reach out to your five?
If your chapter or region is participating in GivingTuesday, we invite you to take the step of asking five people to help us transform a young person’s life through the power of singing. Visit the Keep Our Students Singing page to find the link to give for your chapter or region. You also could simply post the link with your message on social media.
A welcoming community
The National Association of Teachers of Singing is made up of people who know how to bring out the best in singers. As an organization dedicated to inclusion, access to the arts, and equity, NATS is in a unique position to make a difference for young people who want to sing.
This is why NATS has created the Keep Our Students Singing campaign for GivingTuesday.
“A welcoming and supportive community does not limit membership to people of means,” said Diana Allan, NATS President. “We owe it to our profession, our principles, and our society to make sure that arts education is available regardless of ability to pay. This is a step in that direction.”
Please refer to the full list to give to your local chapter or region.
NATS Vocal Arts Scholarship (national fund)