We have a day for giving thanks right before the Christmas season, so it makes sense that we also have a day for giving back. Somewhat awkwardly, these days are separated by three days dedicated to excessive shopping (I’m looking at you, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday).
Yes, the Tuesday after Black Friday is known as Giving Tuesday -- first declared so in August 2012 by Henry Timms, an organizer at New York’s 92nd Street Y, and backed by heavyweights as Microsoft, J.P. Morgan Chase and the Huffington Post.
So what to do if you’re a tech geek, exhausted from Cyber Monday and not sure which tech-friendly charities to donate to on Giving Tuesday? Come to us, of course! We’ve got the roundup of charities for your nerdy giving needs, from Wikipedia.org and One Laptop Per Child down to the little-known Barefoot College.
Check out our slideshow (below) for some of the tech-friendliest ways of giving back. Then, read on for a look at all our coverage of Giving Tuesday.