What is #GivingTuesday?
GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity where people and nonprofit organizations come together with the goal of transforming their communities and supporting issues that create positive change. It was created in 2012 ith with the simple idea of encouraging people to do good and perform simple acts of kindness.
Why You Should Get Involved?
I think we can all agree that a global day of giving is an awesome thing and a day like this should be celebrated every day. But the power of #GivingTuesday is the awareness that is created on a single day to celebrate kindness, giving, and the actual work of doing something positive. It is this awareness and overall spirit of giving that makes participation worthwhile for any organization.
As a nonprofit organization or ministry, you benefit just by participating because organic engagement takes place on Giving Tuesday.
How To Get Involved?
You can take the first step by joining the GivingTuesday movement by registering your organization on the GivingTuesday website. Here is a link to sign up: givingtuesday.org
Types of fundraisers to use
• Create a #GivingTuesday Donation Page
• Create a Peer-to-Peer Campaign
• Host a virtual #GivingTuesday Rally
Rallying Your Supporters
If you decide to participate in #GivingTuesday you will want to start promoting your campaign early so you have time to build momentum to the big day. Below are some ways that you can build awareness about your #GivingTuesday campaign:
• Recruit your board members to help spread the word
• Send an email blast out to your donors
• Post regular updates on your social media accounts
• Create a #GivingTuesday Facebook Event
• Add a #GivingTuesday page to your website