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News From the Community: Local #GivingTuesday Campaigns


With #GivingTuesday ? the global day of online giving –  just around the corner on December 2nd, we wanted to spotlight some of the local organizations who are joining the movement and thinking creatively about how to spread the word to their supporters through social media, partnerships, events and challenges.    Read more about #GivingTuesday and ways your organization can get involved to amplify the movement in RVA and encourage the community to give back and give local.

HandsOn Greater Richmond is using twitter to combine their #GivingTuesday message with an #unselfie campaign – showing supporters taking selfies with signs explaining why they give to HandsOn.  They also created a separate donor page for the day and explain ways that specific amounts of money can support their projects and initiatives.

Higher Achievement Richmond is asking supporters to give $40 to celebrate their 40 year anniversary next year and spreading the word through their social media.

Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services are sharing their message to give on their social media and linking to their homepage with their donate button.

VCU Massey Cancer Center partnered with The Daily in Carytown to host a celebration happy hour, where they have created a signature Massey cocktail menu to benefit Massey and will match menu donations for the first 100 beverages sold on December 2nd.

Comfort Zone Camp started a Facebook Page solely devoted to the event and are inviting supporters to give on Tuesday.

Family Lifeline is joining the Give Richmond Thunderclap and sharing inspirational videos to encourage donations and spread the word across the region.

Join GiveRichmond on Thunderclap

Amplify our region’s voice on #GivingTuesday by joining GiveRichmond on Thunderclap – the first-ever crowdspeaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together and allowing a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise of a single social network. 

This is the message that will be shared on your social media next Tuesday:

?I support #GivingTuesday by celebrating local nonprofits! Find your inspiration at GiveRichmond.org #RVA http://thndr.it/11lDqGT?.

And read about this special offer from the Community Foundation for donations made on Tuesday, December 2nd!

How is your organization preparing for #GivingTuesday?  

No matter how small or large, we want everyone – Organizations, Board Members, Volunteers and Community Members to get involved in some way on December 2nd!

Join us in spreading the word and encourage giving in RVA, as we move into the holiday season!

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