1 week to go!  Last minute tips for #GivingTuesday

There’s one more week to go and we can’t wait to join communities around the world as they come together to give on #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday was founded on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two days that are focused on consumption and spending.  While #GivingTuesday reminds us about the importance of giving, we also have Thanksgiving, a holiday that allows us to reflect and share what we are grateful for.  We want to let YOU – our amazing community – know how grateful we are for all that you do!

Over the past six years we’ve seen amazing creativity and innovation on #GivingTuesday. Your ideas and dedication have helped define the spirit of the movement.  We couldn’t do it with out you!  Thank you for all that you do for your organizations, in your communities, and to inspire greater giving around the world.

We have a big week to go!  Whether you are waiting in line at the airport or taking a break while cooking your Thanksgiving meal, here’s some quick things you can do to help us spread the word:

  1. Add our Facebook frame to your profile!  You can also add to your organization’s page by going to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes, selecting your profile, and adding the frame listed as “Giving Tuesday” to your pic.
  2. Join our new Facebook groupWe’ve created a new community group for #GivingTuesday participants to ask questions, share ideas, and learn best practices from one another.  Join our group or create your own and start sharing today!
  3. Email us your news and events!  Did your mayor declare #GivingTuesday a holiday in your town?  Do you have a press release or big announcement to share?  Are you organizing an event for your community?  Email us your news and event information so we can add to our list of things to watch on the day!
  4. Go big this week on social media! Remember to think beyond the ask and include messages that show your impact or why people should give. You can tag us (@GivingTues) and use the hashtag #GivingTuesday in your posts to get extra amplification.

Lastly, and most importantly, join us in saying thank you this week to your team and community.  There’s no better way to countdown to #GivingTuesday and there’s no better time to say thanks than this week!

We hope you have a wonderful holiday! Thank you for all that you do!
– The #GivingTuesday Team

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