Have your giving impact story shared by The Huffington Post

Have your giving impact story shared by The Huffington Post

In the month of November, The Huffington Post are sharing inspiring giving stories from around the world in the lead up to the #GivingTuesday 2016. The series features stories from #GivingTuesday partners that are doing great giving campaigns. Submit your 250 – 500 word story for a chance to have your giving campaign shared with the world! The Huffington Post requires that the blog piece: Is personal and written from a first person voice (or is a story about a local hero/champion). Are not promotional pieces, but more about why you do what you do.   Are personal narratives. It can be written by you, someone who has benefited from your program, one of your not-for-profit/charity partners, one of your influencers, a staff or board member — anyone who can speak personally to the mission of what you do. 1 photo and a link to your website Author name, title/relationship to organisation Author headshot Brief (1-2 sentence) author bio All posts must be between 250-500 words (but not more than 500).  Submit your giving...
Support your campaign with an #UNselfie

Support your campaign with an #UNselfie

The #UNselfie, or the selfless selfie, is a powerful way to show how you are giving and why giving is important to you. How do I #Unselfie? Take a “selfie” with a caption (or have it on a card in the picture) explaining how or why you and/or your friends are “giving” this year. Always use the hashtags#UNselfie, #GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayAus Post it to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter and share with friends! #Download the UNselfie...
Inspiring ideas for #GivingTuesday 2016

Inspiring ideas for #GivingTuesday 2016

Below are some examples of ways your organization can activate on #GivingTuesday in 2016: Raise Funds Donate or organize a fundraiser for a nonprofit and leverage #GivingTuesday. Experiment with creative approaches to expand your donor base and to raise more for charities around the world. Launch a campaign on #GivingTuesday to increase donations through the end of the year. Partner with a donor or sponsor to host a matching grant challenge for #GivingTuesday. This could be a 24-hour challenge, it could lead up to #GivingTuesday, or could launch on #GivingTuesday and run through December 31 Volunteer Volunteer at a charity or organize a larger team volunteer event with your friends, staff, and neighbors. • Donate pro bono hours to help charities in need of your skills. Organize a donation drive for people to donate goods, clothing, and other items for people in need. Collaborate Partner with local organizations to give a donation (money, goods, or services) to nonprofits. Ask organizations to work together to build a local #GivingTuesday movement. In 2015, over 50 cities and states led their own #GivingTuesday movements to benefit local nonprofits. ‘Create a #GivingTuesday product to sell during Black Friday and Cyber Monday and donate proceeds to a partnering charity on #GivingTuesday Get your local government officials to proclaim November 29, 2016 #GivingTuesday in your city or town. Make this a big press moment and bring the community together to celebrate generosity. Get Social • Activate your social media constituency (or open a new social media account) to talk about giving. Celebrate community heroes and service leaders on social media and with your local press....
Ideas for not-for-profit organisations

Ideas for not-for-profit organisations

Get creative! Many not-for-profit organisations are rebranding #GivingTuesday for their organisations. From #GivingShoesDay to #GivingZooDay, give a twist to the name and logos to promote your brand and mission   Did you know many donors work at companies that double the donations made by employees? Encourage your donors to submit matching gift requests   Use social media to launch a new fundraising or awareness campaign. Use the #GivingTuesdayAus hashtag early and often on Twitter. Your constituents should know that you are part of this movement.   Integrate #GivingTuesday into your end-of year campaign. Use this day to experiment and try a new strategy to close those end of year gifts.   We’ve seen a lot of success with matching grants. Ask a board member or sponsor to put up a matching gift. You can use this to incentivise new or larger donations or to kick-off your end-of-year campaign.   Consider trying mobile or online giving. #GivingTuesday is a great day to engage your online community and transform followers and fans into donors.   Organise a volunteer project for your organisation. Invite donors, employees and your neighbors to get together to celebrate giving by creating a day of service.   Share your story! Reach out to press outlets in your community and spread the word by sharing your story with us. Feel free to use our sample press release to pitch your story.   Obtain skilled volunteers. Not-for-profit organisations can access professional expertise in HR, technology, strategic planning, and marketing through skilled...

Ideas for not-for-profit organisations

Get creative! Many not-for-profit organisations are rebranding #GivingTuesday for their organisations. From #GivingShoesDay to #GivingZooDay, give a twist to the name and logos to promote your brand and mission   Did you know many donors work at companies that double the donations made by employees? Encourage your donors to submit matching gift requests   Use social media to launch a new fundraising or awareness campaign. Use the #GivingTuesdayAus hashtag early and often on Twitter. Your constituents should know that you are part of this movement.   Integrate #GivingTuesday into your end-of year campaign. Use this day to experiment and try a new strategy to close those end of year gifts.   We’ve seen a lot of success with matching grants. Ask a board member or sponsor to put up a matching gift. You can use this to incentivise new or larger donations or to kick-off your end-of-year campaign.   Consider trying mobile or online giving. #GivingTuesday is a great day to engage your online community and transform followers and fans into donors.   Organise a volunteer project for your organisation. Invite donors, employees and your neighbors to get together to celebrate giving by creating a day of service.   Share your story! Reach out to press outlets in your community and spread the word by sharing your story with us. Feel free to use our sample press release to pitch your story.   Obtain skilled volunteers. Not-for-profit organisations can access professional expertise in HR, technology, strategic planning, and marketing through skilled volunteering....

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