#GivingTuesday for Small Organizations

A Guide to #GivingTuesday for Small OrganizationsWith #GivingTuesday right around the corner (pssst: it’s December 1st in case you didn’t know!), I bet you’ve been wondering if there was some way that your organization could capitalize on the movement, right?

Well, we here to tell you that you absolutely CAN capitalize on the movement, no matter the size of your organization. But first, what exactly is #GivingTuesday all about??

“We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.” (source: www.givingtuesday.org)

So that’s it! Just find a way for your community to come together to give something more; whether it’s time, talents, money, or something else.

Ideas for #GivingTuesday

  • Try getting your group involved in some sort of a drive– spare change, coat, food, the options are endless!
  • Work as a group to get a specific project done, for your organization or another.
  • Raise some funds for your group– be creative! Put the head coach in a dunk tank, host a bake sale, collect spare change.

Whatever you do, just be sure you spread the word early so you can get as many people as possible involved! Be sure to post plenty of photos on your website and social media and encourage others to do the same.

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Jaime
Media and Marketing at Ultimate Donations
Jaime is the conceptual mastermind behind UltimateDonations.org, a website that helps nonprofits find and request product donations for fundraising events. When she is not helping nonprofit events to reach their fullest potential, she's spending time with her two adorable girls, volunteering within her local community, and sneaking leftover Halloween candy when no one is looking.