What do a puppy, Giving Tuesday and $500 have in common? The answer is Greater Giving.
We were busy this year working to support our community of organizations in easily and effectively launching their Giving Tuesday campaigns.
Here are some great resources you may have missed:
- 5 Easy Steps to Launch Your Giving Tuesday Campaign Webinar
- How Giving Tuesday Has Shown That Social Media Works
- What is Giving Tuesday and How Do You Promote It?
- 10 Easy Giving Tuesday Ideas
- Giving Tuesday Ideas with the Biggest ROI
We volunteered at some of our favorite organizations in PDX:
Oregon Food Bank – at the warehouse, we packaged 4,250 lbs. of veggies. Their mission: to eliminate hunger and its root causes … because no one should be hungry.
Harper’s Playground – at the playground, we cleaned-up and distributed their new delivery of sand for the sand box. Their mission: to inspire vital communities by creating innovative playgrounds for people of all abilities.
Dove Lewis – at the hospital, we decorated the office with a Christmas tree and some holiday spirit. Their mission: to provide the best emergency and critical care for companion animals, and to support veterinary professionals and the animal-loving community.
Oregon Humane Society – we walked in to volunteer and one of us walked out with a new puppy. Their mission: to foster an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals through education, legislation, and leadership.
The finalists and winner of our Online Payments Giving Tuesday Page $500 Contest:
WINNER: EMQ Families First
EMQ FamiliesFirst is a statewide nonprofit that helps children and families. The agency is one of the largest, most comprehensive mental health treatment programs in California. EMQ FamiliesFirst takes a state-of-the-art approach to children and adolescents with complex behavioral health challenges and helps them recover from trauma such as abuse, severe neglect, addiction and poverty. Our results for youth are on average 10 percentage points higher than state or national averages on metrics such as living at home, staying in school and remaining out of trouble.
Runner-up: Ronald McDonald House Charities Chattanooga
Runner-up: Family Promise of Acadiana
Runner-up: AHC Kids
Runner-up: Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
Giving Tuesday 2015
We want to make launching a #GT campaign easy and effective for YOU. Let us know what support you would like next year!
Are you interested in having us volunteer at your organization in 2015? Do you want to submit an online donation page for the $500 contest and want support? Do you have specific questions about how to launch and run your campaign? Email us.