#GivingTuesday, taking place this year on December 2, will once again focus on celebrating and promoting generosity.

Started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, this global day of giving back was created to encourage charitable activities in support of nonprofit organizations.

This year, NAFSA is asking everyone to participate in #GivingTuesday by contributing in support of the NAFSA Diversity Impact Program.

This initiative empowers international educators working with underrepresented populations to expand internalization efforts on their campuses. Earlier this year, 27 fellow educators from tribal colleges; historically black colleges and universities; Hispanic-serving institutions; and community colleges and associates colleges attended the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego as beneficiaries of the program.

We want to expand this initiative for next year to help even more international educators grow and better serve their students. We need your help to do this.

For program participants, this is a transformational experience both in terms of professional development and in finding a network of peers and partners. Your support ensures new voices in the field are heard while also establishing a pathway that guides participants into becoming future leaders.

In addition to your gift, use the power of social media to encourage your peers and friends to get involved.

Tell everyone you know about your participation on this global day of generosity by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Post a message on Facebook or send us a message @NAFSA on Twitter. This will build even more awareness about our fundraising effort on this special day.

With your gift, you can ensure that the NAFSA Diversity Impact Program will expand next year and support even more of your fellow international educators who are doing vital work today.

Celebrate NAFSA on #GivingTuesday with your gift to the NAFSA Diversity Impact Program. Donate to NAFSA on #GivingTuesday!