September is Compliance Month for the Nonprofit Utopia community. In the runup to #GivingTuesday, we want to make sure that no member of Nonprofit Utopia is in a position in which his/her organization has successfully executed a year-end social media fundraising campaign, but can’t collect because their paperwork is not in order. We are devoting the month of September to nonprofit compliance so that, come November, your organizations will be in a position to receive their proper due from #GivingTuesday efforts. More
It’s August, 2018, and #GivingTuesday is November 27th. What should you be doing right now to ensure that your campaign is successful? Here is a timeline of recommended activities from the Complete Toolkit published by #GivingTuesday. Visit the GivingTuesday website to register for #GivingTuesday and to download the toolkit and other valuable resources. If you are an Illinois nonprofit, also register at #ILGive here. You should also review their timeline and download their resources.
Don’t worry if this is the first you’ve heard of #GivingTuesday and the calendar of activities. It’s not too late to catch up.
Although #GivingTuesday is not until November 27th this year, there are a number of things we should be doing right now to get ready. I will be making a series of posts in the community about #GivingTuesday and #ILGive from now until November 27th. This first article is an introduction to #GivingTuesday and #ILGive. Please, take the time to register for both so that you may be included in the international, national and statewide movement.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.