Help National Geographic Give on #GivingTuesday


This year marks the third annual #GivingTuesday, a tradition started by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to rally “charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world … to celebrate generosity and to give.”

For nearly 127 years, the National Geographic Society has supported research and conservation, told stories, and revealed imagery of the wild world and human cultures through every venue we could reach: public lectures, magazines, books, radio, television, film, geography-based education, and one of the biggest social media presences around.

People everywhere know what the National Geographic Society does.

Fewer know how we do it.

From its founding in 1888, the work of the Society has only been possible through the volunteering of time and the donation of funds, goods, and services from its members. As one benefit of membership, people would receive a periodic printed summary of the research and exploration supported by the group. (Explore the first issue of National Geographic, from October, 1888.)

A painting by artist Stanley Meltzoff depicts the original gathering of NGS founders at the Cosmos Club on Jan. 13, 1888. In reality at the time their average age was only —> Read More Here


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