12 GIFs That Capture All the Emotions of the Night Before Giving Tuesday

3 min
giving tuesday campaign on computer
profile photo of Classy blog contributor Meredith Kavanagh
Meredith Kavanagh

It’s the night before Giving Tuesday. You’ve built out your email schedule, your progress graphics are on deck, your social posts are queued up, and you’re ready to make a huge splash with your campaign. The last few weeks have been one big blur of planning, but the hours leading up to the big day are sure to deliver a special range of emotions—and hopefully no surprises.

Remind your team that no matter what happens, you’re all in this together. Take a moment to celebrate the hard work that has gone into planning your Giving Tuesday campaign, and laugh at these 12 moments nonprofit professionals can relate to on the day before Giving Tuesday. 

1. When you decide at the last minute to create a Giving Tuesday campaign after all.

Part Dump GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

2. When you’ve double-, triple-, and quadruple-checked the email to send supporters the night before, and you’re ready to send. 

Tom Hanks Computer GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

3. When you’re eating Thanksgiving leftovers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner because you haven’t bought groceries in 17 days.

Jimmy Fallon Eating GIF by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - Find & Share on GIPHY

4. When an Instagram influencer mentions your organization and shares your campaign.

Happy The Office GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

5. When your friend asks, “What’s the big deal with Giving Tuesday?”

Surprised Kenan Thompson GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

6. When you’re cleaning the office at 11 p.m. because the local news channel is coming for an onsite interview at 7 a.m.

Mrs Doubtfire GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

7. When you settle in for a quick nap because you live on the west coast and plan to wake up at 4 a.m. to get some of the Facebook match money … even if you have to make a donation yourself.

Girl Class GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

8. When a winter storm knocks your power out as you’re adding the final touches to your campaign page. 

Freaking Out Battlestar Galactica GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

9. When you realize you didn’t think about what to send donors the day after Giving Tuesday.

Today Panicking GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

10. When you get the rainbow wheel of death waiting for your campaign to launch at 11:59 p.m. 

Time Board GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

11. When you see the first donation hit at 12:01 a.m. 

Nicole Scherzinger Love GIF by Top Talent - Find & Share on GIPHY

12. When you’re trying to find the perfect GIF to share in your thank you emails to friends and family.

Fred Armisen Comedy GIF by IFC - Find & Share on GIPHY

With an influx of donations and donors at stake, Giving Tuesday is worth the hustle it takes to pull off a successful campaign. So if your team has spent the last few months planning, testing, and performing outreach—congratulations! You’ve almost made it to the big day, and soon you’ll see the impact of all your hard work. 

Have you had an unforgettable “night before Giving Tuesday” moment? Share them with us in the comments!


Where social entrepreneurs go to learn and grow

Join over 60,000 leaders just like you who get their weekly dose of technology, innovation, fundraising ideas, and the latest industry trends.