Imagine a day dedicated to giving back…
Promoted as a compliment to #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, #GivingTuesday encourages donors to reach out and support nonprofits as part of their holiday gift strategy. Over 2500 organizations, including many #CCVOmembers, have already signed up to be partners at #GivingTuesdayCA.
Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to get your story out, connect with the public, and increase your support base. If you’re just starting out, you can find tips on creating a campaign quickly. If you’re already working on your campaign, there are many tools available to help, including information on the #unselfie campaign (where people upload photos sharing why they’re donating to a specific organization or cause).
In addition to the national campaign, there are a couple of Calgary-specific social media supports available to participating nonprofits. Organizations can already share their stories on Facebook and/or use #GivingTuesdayYYC on Twitter to promote their cause or event thanks to Place to Give, ARK, BGenerous, and others in the community. And watch CCVO’s twitter account on December 2: we’ll be promoting #CCVOmember activities throughout the day.
#GivingTuesday is about building a better Calgary. Let’s tell our stories and engage people with the work we’re doing, every day, to make this a great city. We don’t have to imagine; we can make it happen!