#GivingTuesday Countdown

Third Sector Today is very excited to be a #GivingTuesday media partner and, in an effort to provide some additional exposure and get you all motivated: Here’s a quick overview of how your organization can participate and use it to advance your cause.

Mission Statement

#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

First Things First

Get involved: go to #GivingTuesday’s site to register as a partner. It will be useful to have the following items available to complete the partnership form:

  • Photo/Logo(s) You can upload up to 2: (jpg,gif, png, bmp, max: 500×500) PS: jpeg won’t work…tried!
  • Twitter, Facebook and Youtube Video Links (if you have)
  • Website and Mailing Address
  • A description of what your organization has planned to participate on 12/3/13.  For example, Rock the Earth is going to provide publicity and “.. try to leverage some star power to promote donations and pledges of volunteer hours for 2014.” Personally, I’m going to spend the day volunteering for a randomly selected nonprofit-either in person or virtually.  (looking for a volunteer?? go to: Giving Tuesday: Can I help You?

Plan and Coordinate in Advance

You’ll have access to a variety of resources, and even case studies, to help you maximize your group’s efforts and instigate some activity in your corner of the world!  There are even a number of ideas #on how to participate for Families, Individuals and For-Profits…so please get the word out!

The key to maximizing your group’s efforts is to plan ahead and coordinate the necessary departments and resources.  Here are two great resources to help you: 8 Steps to Preparing for Giving Tuesday from TechImpact and 8 Essential Steps to Get Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday from HubSpot.

Good luck with your efforts!  We’d love to hear how you’re getting involved this year-or what you have done in years past.  Any advice?