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Make the Most of #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is only a few weeks away, so now is the time to ensure you’re ready to accept donations while receiving special charity processing rates to benefit your school.

#GivingTuesday is a movement created in 2012 to encourage donors to give time, money, or resources on a single, specific day.  It is held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  On last year’s #GivingTuesday, over 1 million people in 98 countries donated over $177 million. This year’s day of giving is November 28.   It’s time for schools to break out their best giving campaigns and make an impact for their causes – but planning starts now!  Let #GivingTuesday be the jump start you need for the giving season.

We put together some quick email templates and social media best practices so that you can increase awareness and spur giving. Click here check out the templates, and feel free to contact us at 1.888.566.0945 x777 or send an email to info@diamondmindinc.com if you have questions about how to easily incorporate a #GivingTuesday online donation page.

Here are some additional suggestions for #GivingTuesday:

  • Create an outreach campaign to encourage online donations for your school on November 28 with a financial goal in mind.
  • Maintain enthusiasm with a school-branded #GivingTuesday online donation form for that day alone. It’s easy, takes only minutes to do, and Diamond Mind can show you how.
  • Engage social media by encouraging donor announcement hashtags on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Your greatest resources in giving are alumni.  Include them in the outreach campaign!
  • Celebrate #Giving Tuesday’s success by making it an annual event.
  • Remember that #GivingTuesday isn’t only about money.  Many schools also organize clothing and food drives or participate in volunteer fairs.  Whether the focus of your #GivingTuesday event is dollars, time, or resources, your school and community will benefit.

To learn more about Giving Tuesday, watch our on-demand webinar on how to achieve #GivingTuesday Success