As the global giving day that kicks off the holiday season, Giving Tuesday—the charitable counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday—calls for special attention this year. In 2017, the social sector raised $300 million online, a record total and a 69 percent year-over-year increase that proves the movement is only gaining momentum.
To help your nonprofit stand out as one of the best Giving Tuesday campaigns, we’ve assembled 15 resources chock-full of Giving Tuesday ideas and strategies to help you plan your most successful Giving Tuesday campaign yet. Check the links below for creative Giving Tuesday fundraising ideas, tips to find a corporate sponsor, Giving Tuesday and donor retention data, and more.
Thousands of organizations participate in Giving Tuesday, which means you need to come prepared with a unique campaign or approach. Check out these six creative fundraising ideas to help you stand out from the crowd.
It seems the holiday season begins earlier every year, but the frenzy of shopping truly launches the day after Thanksgiving, commonly known as Black Friday. As more and more people began to turn to online shopping, Cyber Monday emerged too. Although all this shopping is done in the name of giving gifts to loved ones, it sometimes feels like the goodwill of the holiday season fades into the background. In 2012, a few nonprofit professionals decided to do something about it.
Intrigued? Download The Guide to Giving Tuesday to learn more about how Giving Tuesday started, how far it has come, and everything else you need to plan and execute a successful campaign that captures lasting support.
One of the most lucrative Giving Tuesday ideas to date is to find a corporate sponsor. In this post, you’ll learn how to identify potential partners, and effectively pitch a partnership to maximize your fundraising results this year.
Are you prepared to capture online donations this holiday season? Whether you’re considering an online platform for the first time, or looking to switch to a better fit, here are the key features that will catapult your Giving Tuesday campaign—as well as every other initiative—to success.
In order to capitalize on the seasonal excitement, the most successful organizations plan their campaign months ahead of time. Here are three Giving Tuesday ideas to help you nail down a strategy six months out. And don’t worry if you’re just getting started—when it comes to a day as powerful as Giving Tuesday it’s better late than never.
Classy’s team of data scientists recently created The State of Modern Philanthropy—a report that features online and mobile fundraising trends and closely examines donor behavior. One particular finding shows that Giving Tuesday is not only a powerful day for donor acquisition, but also a catalyst for retaining high-value donors. In fact, 15 percent of new donors give again before the next Giving Tuesday.
Learn more exciting stats and valuable trends from Giving Tuesday 2017, including data on conversion rates and social media engagement, to inform your approach this year.
Top nonprofits know that there’s so much more to fundraising than simply asking for donations. Before you send email appeals and blast your social networks, follow these steps to iron out your campaign and communication details.
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The best way to learn is to learn from the best. Get your hands on strategic Giving Tuesday ideas and campaign advice from one of the Giving Tuesday founders, fundraising all-star MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and the Classy team.
While the global giving day definitely warrants your attention, it can also work in harmony with your other year-end fundraising efforts. Use these tips to optimize your Giving Tuesday campaign and create the momentum you need to finish the year strong.
Instead of relying on just direct donations this year, raise exponentially more money by asking supporters to create fundraising pages on your behalf. These steps will guide you through planning a stellar Giving Tuesday peer-to-peer fundraising campaign.
Over 25 percent of Classy’s annual donation volume occurs from Giving Tuesday through December 31, so make sure to stretch the impact of your Giving Tuesday ideas through the end of the year. Here are a few ways you can leverage the excitement around the day to fuel your larger holiday fundraising efforts.
With 21.2 percent of peer-to-peer fundraising dollars coming from a social media post, it’s clear that social media is a key driver of traffic and donations to your campaigns. In fact, in 2017 the hashtag #GivingTuesday garnered 21.7 billion impressions on Twitter alone. Use these 28 Giving Tuesday Social Media Templates to boost your online presence and compel people to donate to your cause.
The week leading up to the big day is the most important time to keep your nonprofit top of mind, encourage supporters to share your content, and continue to increase your reach. Here, we break down a strategic marketing plan to build hype and mobilize supporters in those final seven days.
Giving Tuesday might be over, but that doesn’t mean you need to let the excitement around your organization fizzle out. Use these tips to wrap up your campaign and keep supporters engaged until your next one.
These tips focus on your follow-up, so you can engage and retain all of those new donors after the big day. Learn how to write a proper donor thank you, create a welcome series for new supporters, and re-engage your donors in the post below.
With these resources under your belt, you can gear up for your most impressive turnout yet and hit the ground running for the rest of the giving season. For even more Giving Tuesday tools, templates, and tips check out Classy’s Giving Tuesday hub below.