Support Giving Tuesday Now With Some of Our Favorite Nonprofits

Melissa Hoppe

Small Business,
Digital Marketing,

On May 5, 2020, we are joining the ranks of people and organizations worldwide who are reaching out a helping hand on #GivingTuesdayNow. Giving Tuesday Now is a global day of giving and unity as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is a special addition to the regularly scheduled Giving Tuesday, on December 1.

Join us in adding social good to our social distancing, and let’s create a wave of generosity and help others this May. Visit for ideas, and consider supporting some of our favorite nonprofits:

  1. is a global nonprofit supporting women in technology. Their goal is to achieve parity in technology-related fields by 2025. With over 20 locations on five different continents, this global nonprofit works tirelessly to help employ women in technology-driven careers at top companies throughout the world. AnitaB provides global academic resources but also supports local communities and events. They also host the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, which typically boasts more than 26,000 attendees each year, but will be going virtual this year!
  2. BA Women's Alliance is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit supporting the educational, personal, and professional development of women who seek to make a difference in the world. Formerly known as the BA Rudolph Foundation, this organization has helped over 100 women make life-altering changes to their career paths through their EmpowHER summer cohort program. Like its namesake, BA Rudolph, this organization is filled with fierce women fighting for equity.
  3. Bel Canto Chours is Milwaukee’s premier independent choral organization. Founded in 1931, Bel Canto Chorus is committed to connecting singers, audiences, and the community through experiences with diverse choral music. In addition to its season performances, Bel Canto is dedicated to music education and collaboration with other performing arts groups in the community, and serves as an advocate for emerging artists.
  4. Brainchild Fund is dedicated to providing funding for women and girls in business and entrepreneurship. Their mission is to provide funding to support women and girls in business and entrepreneurship. On an annual basis, they provide financial support via grants to women and girls in pursuit of their entrepreneurial journeys. Their vision is for women and girls to have the confidence, resources, and opportunities to build the futures they dream for themselves.
  5. Forte Foundation is an international nonprofit changing the balance of power in the workplace. Their mission is to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, professional development, and a community of successful women. The Forte Foundation specifically focuses on supporting and funding women in pursuit of MBA programs to elevate their positions of leadership and career paths. They have assisted over 8,000 women to date.
  6. Girl Scouts is dedicated to helping all girls develop the confidence, determination, and skills needed to thrive in today's world. As Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girls grow courageous and strong through a wide variety of enriching experiences, such as field trips, skill-building sports clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardship.
  7. Girls on the Run promotes self-respect and healthy lifestyles for pre-teen girls through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run. The organization seeks to address all aspects of the girls' development in order to enhance their physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual well-being while establishing a lifetime appreciation towards health and fitness.
  8. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology fields and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. The organization offers educational opportunities for girls to learn to code and has created the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States. Girls Who Code offers clubs, summer-immersion programs, college support, and additional educational opportunities to support girls in pursuit of careers in tech.
  9. Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action has a chapter every state and Washington, D.C. and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly 6 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors.
  10. PEARLS for Teen Girls is improving the quality of life and strengthening our community one girl at a time by empowering young women with self-development tools, guidance, and support to strive for better, brighter futures by living out the PEARLS values: Personal Responsibility, Empathy, Awareness, Respect, Leadership, and Support.
  11. She Should Run is a nonpartisan nonprofit working to dramatically increase the number of women running for office. Good things happen when women are involved in making decisions, and She Should Run supports women as they tackle barriers to elected leadership through data-driven content, education, and collective action.
  12. The Prince's Trust helps vulnerable young people get their lives on track. It supports 11- to 30-year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of expulsion. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law. The Prince’s Trust includes a range of training programs and provides practical and financial support to build young people's confidence and motivation. Each year they work with about 60,000 young people, and about three in four moves on to employment, additional education, volunteering, or training.
  13. Wisconsin Humane Society is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. Founded in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society has been saving the lives of animals in need for more than 140 years. WHS is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates animal shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door, and Brown Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. WHS annually serves 40,000 animals.
  14. WWBIC  supports individuals interested in starting, strengthening, or expanding businesses with access to critical resources, such as responsible financial products or quality business and financial education. WWBIC focuses on individuals who face barriers in accessing traditional financing or resources in pursuit of their dreams and economic well-being, including in particular women, people of color, veterans, and low-income individuals.

There are thousands of amazing nonprofits out there that deserve your support. These are some of our favorite, so please consider donating to either our favorite or your favorite on May 5th.

Melissa Executive Assistant

Melissa has helped run large organizations for close to a decade and is excited to bring her mad organizational skills to the Brainchild Team. Melissa helps keep Brainchild’s engines running smoothly behind the scenes. When she’s not working, Melissa enjoys playing with her three kids, and occasionally finds time for some gardening and indulging in binging on BRAVO television shows. Don't judge.

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