After folks have gotten their fill of pumpkin pie and discounted devices on Thankgiving weekend, it’ll be time for giving back. Here’s how you can be part of it.
There’s no better time to reach out to your community than on Tuesday, November 29—that’s Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to celebrating the spirit of generosity through charitable contributions and volunteerism.
Last year, the philanthropy press was abuzz with stories about the record-breaking day. A total of over $116.7 million was raised online in 24 hours. In fact, one of the top five most-talked-about causes on social media last year was animals, so take advantage of this opportunity to be part of Giving Tuesday. Here are 4 things you can do:
1. Register with the Giving Tuesday Movement
If your agency is a registered 501(c)3, you can become a partner organization at GivingTuesday.org. Doing so will get you a profile on their website and grant you access to resources geared to help you raise funds.
2. Create an Eye-Catching Graphic
3. Be Specific
Animal Rescue League of Berks County let their supporters know exactly how their money would help animals last year, and offered a range of donation levels to fit any budget.
4. Ask 'Em to Post an UNselfie
Part of the Giving Tuesday movement is the UNselfie campaign. The idea is to post a photo of yourself holding a sign stating an unselfish deed or sentiment, and hashtag it #Unselfie. Here it is in action over at Cleveland Animal Protection League, starring their awesome volunteer, Chris!
How are you celebrating Giving Tuesday? Got other great holiday plans? Give us a shout in the comment box!
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