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#GivingTuesday Motivation Playlist

Posted by Andrew Littlefield on Dec 1, 2015 6:00:00 AM

The big day is finally here: It's #GivingTuesday!

If your organization is running a campaign this year, it's going to be a busy day for you. In fact, why are you reading this blog post, get to fundraising!

Before you go, we here at WeDidIt put together a little something to help you get through the day: a #GivingTuesday Spotify playlist!

So put your headphones on, start updating your followers, calling your donors, and writing thank you notes!

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Topics: For Fun, Giving Tuesday, GivingTuesday

How to Make Super Cool Social Media Badges for Your #GivingTuesday Donors

Posted by Andrew Littlefield on Nov 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

One of the greatest inventions in modern civics is the “I Voted” sticker. 



People love to show off that they participated in the democratic process, so they wear the stickers with pride (that and it serves as proof to your boss as to why you took an extended lunch). And when everyone's wearing the stickers, it reminds all those who forgot that it's Election Day. You'd hate to be the one person as Happy Hour, watching the results roll in on TV, without a sticker on your shirt, right? Then everyone would know you didn't vote! Shame!

 

Wouldn't it be great to capture some of this healthy peer pressure for your #GivingTuesday campaign?

You need virtual "I donated!" stickers!

Good news: We made some for youBetter news: they're super easy to make if you want to make your own!

Here's how:

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Topics: Online giving, Giving Tuesday, GivingTuesday

4 Surefire Ways to Prepare Your Nonprofit For Holiday Fundraising

Posted by Brooke Binkowski on Nov 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Halloween has come and gone, the fall weather has arrived all over the northern hemisphere, and we're one pumpkin spice latte and winter-themed window display away from the holiday season. In fact, the Christmas advertising has already begun.

This is also one of the most popular and lively times of year to solicit donations. After all, if people are already in the spirit of giving, what better opening can you get for the ask? As a matter of fact, the numbers are pretty amazing, especially with online gift giving: nearly $1 out of every $5 donated to a charity online is given in December – and donors give much larger gifts this time of year, too – around 80% bigger overall.

It's a no-brainer, right? Well, hold up there for a second. Yes, the holidays are the time that people and companies traditionally set money aside in order to give to charities and foundations, and therefore it's a great idea to focus fundraising efforts around the holiday season, but you have to be sure you're going about it the right way. Like so many other aspects of running a nonprofit, managing the holidays takes planning, cultivation, and knowing when to ask and when to give. A little preparation can reap benefits for you and your organization all year long.

Here are four surefire ways to make sure you're ready for the holiday season.

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Topics: Fundraising, Holiday Fundraising, GivingTuesday

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