APSA Joins the Global Giving Tuesday Movement on December 3

On December 3, join APSA for Giving Tuesday, when members and supporters of the Association celebrate and encourage charitable giving to the profession.

For 24 hours, scholars, educators, researchers, and students can make a collective impact on initiatives at APSA that advance research, teaching, and professional development of political scientists.  These efforts include international programs, diversity and inclusion in the discipline, scholarships, travel and research grants, fellowships, and achievement awards.

Recent donations in memory of Dr. Lee Ann Fujii expanded an existing travel grant program for the Minority Fellowship Program, enabling a greater number of scholars to access the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting by increasing the number of grant recipients from 13 to 22 individuals. In September, donors raised more than $2,200 with matching gift support from the APSA Committee on the Status of First Generation Scholars, providing 12 First Generation Scholars with travel support for the 2019 meeting.

Examples like these demonstrate the power of giving on the profession and the Association’s mission. Just imagine the additional opportunities for the political science community that can be made possible through your donation. Your support will:

  • Impact 12,000 members across 90 countries
  • Encourage the next generation of scholars
  • Shape the careers of political scientists
  • Make a difference in the discipline

Through December 31, you are invited to participate in #GiveAPSA, the annual end-of-year fundraising benefit, by making a tax-deductible donation. Please consider making a contribution to APSA at a level meaningful to you at www.apsanet.org/donate-now.

Donate early on December 3, and Facebook will double your gift to APSA.

At 8:00 a.m. EST, Facebook is giving away $7 million in matching donations to charitable organizations like APSA on Giving Tuesday. The funds are limited—the matching ends when the $7 million has been given away—and last year, the money was all gone in minutes.

To double your impact for political science students and scholars, go to APSA’s Facebook fundraiser and, right at 8:00 a.m. EST, click the blue “Donate” button under our header.

The APSA Facebook Giving Tuesday goal is $1,000. If this goal is reached, APSA will receive $2,000 combined from donors and Facebook. The money raised will support scholars and students of political science and be put directly towards valuable professional opportunities they might not have otherwise.

Don’t have a Facebook account? You can still donate on the APSA website at www.apsanet.org/donate-now or by sending a check to American Political Science Association, Attn: Development, 1527 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036.