Today is “Giving Tuesday”. Minnesotans are encouraged to give time, money and acts of service and kindness. The goal of Giving Tuesday is to shift the focus to– contributing after the consumer-oriented emphasis of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. People are particularly invited to focus on their own communities. GivingTuesday.org has an online directory you can use to find local organizations, charities, events and more. Nearly a third of all annual giving takes place in December.