After Thanksgiving, we ultimately enter shopping mode and look forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday opportunities to save, or simply get more for less.
As educators or volunteers working with children, your calendar is most likely pretty busy even before the holidays begin. This year, Edco’s focus is on Giving Tuesday, or #GivingTuesday (the “day of giving”). We are emphasizing this annual event because it can make a big difference to your team or group’s fundraising experience. We are going to help you save some precious time and yield more donations.
- It’s the perfect time for you to start a campaign, or donate to a good cause.
According to Educators of America (creators of #GivingTuesday) millions of people all over the world have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.
- #GivingTuesday is at the end of November, but it kicks off that “magical time of year” where your organization can ask for donations–the holidays. By having a fundraiser that launches on #GivingTuesday, you not only align your mission with a global cause, but your fundraiser continues into December when nonprofits report earning 30% of their annual donations. Last year, #GivingTuesday saw a significant increase in donations, growing from $116 million in online donations in 2015 to $177 million in 2016 according to Causevox. Don’t miss this time window, even if you don’t historically start fundraising until later in the school year.
While #GivingTuesday is only a little over a week away, it isn’t too late to launch your campaign. Using an online platform like Edco for your school, group or team fundraiser is ideal as your page can be up and running within 5 minutes and you can invite teammates to sign on and start to reach out to potential donors.
Block out 5 minutes from your schedule and set up a campaign today. We are available to you at firstname.lastname@example.org should you encounter any challenge.
Don’t postpone a campaign that can bring in some serious funds. The time is right now.