The GivingTuesday Data Commons estimates that 34.8 million people participated in GivingTuesday 2020, a 29% increase over 2019. Further, GivingTuesday reports total giving increased from $1.97 billion to $2.47 billion in the United States alone, representing a 25% increase … [Read more...] about Twenty-Nine Percent More Americans Gave on #GivingTuesday in 2020
By Sheila Katz and Emily Goodstein Quick note before you dig in: the issues commonly referred to as “women’s issues” are not only women’s issues. These issues impact gender non-binary people and, specifically on the issue of abortion, trans men. Additionally, “women’s issues” i … [Read more...] about Leveling the #GivingTuesdayNow Playing Field
By Richard Marker
I guess it was inevitable. We were attending a wonderful and illuminating dinner learning about a cutting edge and courageous program in one of the world’s most famous trouble spots. It was a low-keyed fundraiser, but more so, an opportunity for opinion m … [Read more...] about How Much Is That Overhead Again?
A Thought Before “Giving Tuesday”
By Nancy Astor Fox My “inbox” is filling with emails: “prepare for #GivingTuesday now,” and “your must-have list for a successful #GivingTuesday,” and “download these resources to make your #GivingTuesday the best one ever.” It is 90 degrees outside, Rosh Hashanah is still w … [Read more...] about Challenged by #GivingTuesday, Philly nonprofit launches #DoingTuesday
By Avrum Lapin and Andrea Sachs Otto One of the most successful fundraising movements in recent history has been #GivingTuesday, the call to insert philanthropy into the holiday season. According to the program founders, “#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the p … [Read more...] about Matching the Message to the Platform: Best Practices in Donor Communication