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Celebrate Giving Tuesday with GuideStar

It's Giving Tuesday, and nonprofits are reaching out to donors to share their stories of mission and impact and celebrate and encourage philanthropic giving.


#GivingTuesday Game-Changer: What You Need to Know


There are only 18 days left until #GivingTuesday! Is your nonprofit ready to make this year your best one yet? Learn tips and tricks, no matter how far along you are in your planning, by watching the recording of our webinar, #GivingTuesday Game-Changer featuring Facebook, the founders of #GivingTuesday, and Double the Donation right here:


5 ways to mobilize everyday influencers around end-of-year giving

Your supporters are worth more than their own donations. Today, individuals are agents of change who can leverage power, and subsequent gifts, through their own social networks. Consider that 600,000+ petitions were created on Change.org in 2015 alone, crowdfunding exploded into a multi-million dollar industry and the creation of citizen powered movements has played an enormous role in bringing issues to the forefront.  


Top Giving Tuesday Strategies and Resources

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is almost coming to a close. Soon we’ll be throwing away old calendars and trying our best to stick to our New Year’s resolutions.

But before you buy a new calendar and embark on a healthier lifestyle (or doing whatever your resolution is!), make sure that your organization is aware of all of the strategies and resources that can help you raise more money during this year’s Giving Tuesday!


Text-to-Give Fundraising: 5 Best Practices


The end of the year is fast-approaching. And you know what that means...

It’s prime fundraising season!

Right now, it’s more important than ever for your organization to prepare every tool you have in your fundraising tool belt. You should be optimizing all of your fundraising channels to achieve maximum donation potential.

While we’d love to cover all of the fundraising channels at your disposal, in this article, we’ll focus specifically on text-to-give.

Here we’ll discuss some text-to-give best practices that can set you up for fundraising success this giving season, including:


Why Can’t the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector Scale Generosity? #givedaylessons

What Happened on Give Local America Day?

For the past few years, I’ve been facilitating a peer learning group with a small cohort of grantees, all community foundations, hosting Giving Days in their communities using the Giving Day Playbook. The activities for this community of practice included regular conference calls primarily for the cohort, webinars for a broader audience of community foundations, and an online safe space open to any community foundation hosting a giving day to share knowledge and tips with colleagues.


Share your story on #GivingTuesday