While I am an advocate for Giving Tuesday, I question its timing. By holding Giving Tuesday after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, we unintentionally tell people to spend on themselves before they spend on others. I do not believe that this is what our ideal should be, and I do not think it aligns well with the philanthropic beliefs of our nation. The 2015 CAF World Giving Index ranks the United States as the second most charitable country in the world and, according to Gallup polling, 63 percent of Americans said they donated money to a charity in the past month. We are clearly a generous nation and I believe that we value putting others before ourselves, but this is not currently reflected in the timing of Giving Tuesday.