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....
Australia, it’s time to give! #GivingTuesday, November 29, 2016

Australia, it’s time to give! #GivingTuesday, November 29, 2016

This year, on Tuesday, 29 November 2016, we are encouraging Australian not-for-profit organisations, charities, businesses, community groups, families and individuals to join #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving! Last year, more than 45,000 organisations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. There are many ways to give this #GivingTuesday, whether it’s some of your time, a donation, a gift or the power of your voice in your local community. It’s a simple idea. Come together with your organisation, your community, or your family to find a way to give back and then share your idea. We invite you to join the global movement on November 29, 2016 to celebrate a day of giving to kick off the giving season!   How can my not-for-profit organisation get involved? Run your own initiative (no matter how big or small) with the theme of “giving”. Register your event by signing up as a Partner and let us know what you’re up to. Activate your community and get them involved! Join the movement to learn more about how you can make a difference. Follow the steps below to get...
This #GivingTuesday, Australian software company Calxa pledges to donate $1million in software to not-for-profit organisations.

This #GivingTuesday, Australian software company Calxa pledges to donate $1million in software to not-for-profit organisations.

Media Release: 30 November 2015 On 1 December 2015 (#GivingTuesday), Australian budgeting and cashflow forecasting software company, Calxa, pledges to donate $1million of software to not-for-profit organisations, having just hit the milestone of fulfilling its’ first $1million pledge in donations this week. Calxa CEO Mick Devine declares “When we made our pledge four years ago, we didn’t realise how soon we would fulfil our target. Knowing that hundreds of organisations are making significant inroads in cutting the burden of reporting and achieving better governance is a great feeling.” As part of the international day of giving known as #GivingTuesday, Calxa are pledging to donate a further $1million in software to NFP organisations, which represents the single biggest donation to date for #GivingTuesday Australia. “It really makes a difference for us, and I know Calxa actually is helping to change the world for the better by donating the software to the many charities it goes to.”, says Alan ‘Junior’ Marlowe, Business Manager at Townsville’s contemporary arts centre Umbrella Studio. #GivingTuesday Australia Team Leader, Mathan Allington, says “It is amazing to have a local #GivingTuesday partner step up with such a generous pledge of support to the NFP sector. This announcement is the single biggest ever for #GivingTuesday Australia, demonstrating amazing generosity within the Australian business sector, at the same time showcasing the possibilities of NFP and business sector partnerships. We look forward to seeing more partners follow Calxa’s lead this year, and on future #GivingTuesday’s.” Calxa reached its first $1million target this week with their donation to Southern Shoalhaven Meals on Wheels, a small community organisation that delivers meals and provides social services to the frail and elderly on the NSW south coast. Services co-ordinator, Vicki Love, says, “As a small not-for-profit we welcome any assistance we can get and I really think that Calxa will make a difference to...
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Attempt

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Attempt

Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Last year, more than 26,000 partners and countless individuals celebrated #GivingTuesday in 68 different countries. On #GivingTuesday which falls this year on December 1st 2015, PayPal has collaborated with 92nd Street Y, the founder of #GivingTuesday to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. With the help of contributions through their platform from donors around the world, PayPal is aiming to break the Guinness World Record title for the ‘Most money donated online in 24-hours’ on #GivingTuesday on December 1st The current title is for $19 million raised in the UK for the Tsunami in December 2004. PayPal’s goal is to break that record on #GivingTuesday this year through their platform. We are collaborating with PayPal to encourage Americans <localize> to donate on this big day and have their contributions set a Guinness World Record. Since its inaugural year in 2012, PayPal has extended a 1% donation match in the US for donations above $10 through the PayPal Giving Fund. This year, on #GivingTuesday which falls on December 1st, PayPal is extending the Give Cheer campaign and 1% donation match globally to nine markets – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Singapore, Spain, US and UK. Each of the markets are working with their  local #GivingTuesday partner or charity partners to drive up donations through PayPal on this day. In Australia, donations made with PayPal to their key partners count towards the 1% donation match and Guinness World Record Attempt. Those partners include: World Vision Unicef Doctors Without Borders Jeans for Genes The Smith Family Living Ocean...

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