The air has turned crisp, the leaves are falling and the holidays will once again be upon us. Soon the hustle and bustle will begin. So much to bake, presents to buy and homes to decorate. Thoughts of giving take higher precedence than any other time of the year. This year, there are two charitable online resources, that if used together, could bring about a powerful way to give this season.
In recent times, the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, has spawned Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year. Now following in their footsteps is #GivingTuesday, which is becoming the biggest day of the year to give back, whether it’s financially, with your time or with your voice in your community. This year it is on November 29.
The power of social media and people coming together has helped #GivingTuesday grow, since it began in 2012. Another website fueled by the power of social media and people coming together is the online crowdfunding website, WonderWe. Crowdfunding has proven to be an effective way to give back, bringing in billions annually for individuals and organizations alike. Organizing a fundraising campaign in conjunction with #GivingTuesday could bring in a substantial amount of financial aid for a person or organization of your choosing.
Pick a cause near and dear to your heart, start an online fundraising campaign through WonderWe, spread it through social media, and accept donations for your charity. It’s as simple as that and with WonderWe, it’s free. You are only charged the credit processing fee. WonderWe doesn’t take a portion of the donation like other crowdfunding sites, so that means more money can be raised for your cause.
Also with WonderWe, there are ways to spread the word about the fundraising campaign even further, through their peer-to-peer feature, where your donors can start their own campaign to help bring in more donations from the people they know. This brings an endless way to grow supporters and bring in donations for individuals and organizations. Not all the crowdfunding sites have this option.
On the #GivingTuesday website, they write, “It’s a simple idea. Whether you come together with your family, your community, your company or your organization, find a way to give back and then share your idea.”
Last year #GivingTuesday had 700,000 people who “joined the movement” and saw 116 million dollars raised online for charity in more than 70 countries around the world. This year #GivingTuesday can be even greater, especially when utilizing other useful online platforms focused on giving like WonderWe.
Make the most out of this season and give more than you ever have by focusing on, as WonderWe boasts, “the power of we.”
Individuals and organizations can get involved and find more information on #GivingTuesday, by visiting http://givingseason.wonderwe.com/campaigns. Find places to serve and donate in your area by searching through the #GivingTuesday page. To start a fundraising campaign, visit www.WonderWe.com and click on “Start a Fundraiser.”
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