How Classy Is Giving Back on Giving Tuesday 2017

By Elizabeth Chung
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We’re thrilled to announce that for the fourth year in a row, Classy will be giving back to our clients and community on Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Although we won’t be waiving all transaction fees this time around, we’ve got some major gifts, resources, and surprises up our sleeve to help you succeed on the biggest giving day of the year.

Our Giving Tuesday Website

This year, we’ve created a website where the whole world—not just clients—can track the growth of Giving Tuesday and Classy’s contribution to the movement. On November 28, you’ll be able to follow up-to-the-minute dashboards and learn from the Classy campaigns that are moving the needle on the giving day.

In the meantime, the website is currently live with resources for your nonprofit to succeed—including Giving Tuesday guides, tools, and templates—as well as an opportunity for Classy clients to submit their Giving Tuesday campaigns for consideration to be spotlighted on the website day of and gain even more exposure.


But it doesn’t stop there. In an effort to delight our Classy community, give back, and express our gratitude as you head into the busiest time of the year, we want to recognize your incredible work and help drive your success by unlocking up to 10 special prizes on the big day.

For every $1 million transacted across the Classy platform on Giving Tuesday, we will unlock one prize to be awarded to one of our transacting clients. These will include:

  • Two Southwest roundtrip flight tickets to anywhere in the United States between December 2017 and December 2018
  • Two tickets to one of Plenty Consulting’s four Lantern Leadership Retreats in 2018, so you can grow as a nonprofit leader
  • Two all-access tickets to Dreamforce 2018 from—one of the premier technology conferences in the world
  • Two tickets to the 2018 Collaborative, Classy’s annual event that brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs committed to learning and growing
  • $250 voucher for Airbnb, so you can visit the people and places important to your nonprofit
  • …and more

To be eligible to participate in the raffle for these prizes, you must be a Classy client that has fundraised at least $500 online through at least one Classy campaign on Giving Tuesday. Prize winners will be announced by December 1, 2017. Full raffle terms and conditions will be posted on the website on Giving Tuesday.


In addition to the site and prizes, we’re excited to kick off ClassyGives (#ClassyGives), an annual philanthropic initiative where the Classy staff bands together as a community to fundraise and provide further recognition for a Classy Award winner.

The program was inspired in 2016 when former Classy Award finalist, buildOn, challenged Classy to use its own fundraising platform to raise enough money to build a school in Nepal. We crushed our fundraising goal, eventually sending several team members to Nepal to help build the school.

This year, our staff voted on which of the 2017 Classy Award winners to fundraise for, ultimately choosing Days for Girls, an organization dedicated to empowering women and girls around the world through sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education.

ClassyGives provides an unmatched opportunity for our team to experience the power of the platform firsthand, while helping us live up to our Pledge 1% commitment, experience a deeper connection to the nonprofits we serve, and further recognize our Classy Award winners.

For more information on ClassyGives, check out our FAQs.

Classy Passport Fees Waived

As a final gift, we will be waiving fees for Classy Passport through January 31, 2018. Classy Passport makes international fundraising easy by enabling your supporters to create campaigns in one currency while their friends and family all over the world donate in another. Get ready to take your fundraising global, while providing worldwide supporters with a seamless giving experience for the causes they care about—just in time for Giving Tuesday.

Take a peek at Classy Passport.



Through these efforts, our goal is to help the Classy community be as successful as possible, and encourage as much participation in the Giving Tuesday movement. We’re excited to help you turn this giving day into a prime opportunity to fundraise and advance your mission.

Now head over to our Giving Tuesday website and grab the resources you need for success!

Classy Gives on Giving Tuesday

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