Today is the First #GivingTuesday

I’m sure you’re well aware of Black Friday , Small Business Saturday , and Cyber Monday. Our national holiday to celebrate the goodness of God has become a retail-driven shopping frenzy! There’s a good change in 2012, though.

Several organizations and philanthropists, including Bill Gates, started a national campaign promoting #GivingTuesday, a day to volunteer and/or donate to charitable causes. Knowing Americans, I’m sure this will really catch on. (Having a goal of this first Tuesday after Thanksgiving will give us added motivation for getting our letters out on time!)

Tips and Resources for You

If you’re working on your end-of-year ask this week maybe you’d like to try some ideas today for online fund raising.

  1. I recommend picking an idea or two  from Stacie Fletcher’s MPD and Social Media blog. I’m planning to use social sites today. I’ll try Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Pinterest.
  2. It only takes a few minutes to make sure your site is up-to-date.  Read more on How Does Your Free Webpage Look?
  3. Did you know about the free site you can use to raise funds for a specific amount?  Read Your Own CCC Personal Fundraising Page and download the instructions. This should only take ten minutes or so to get a basic fund site up and running.  (I’ve done some fancier things with ours.  I’ll write a post with instructions later this week on how to put a  photo into the text area and more.)
Examples from our CCC giving sites:
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