Why Join the #GivingTuesday Campaign

#GivingTuesday, December 2, 2014, is such an exciting time of the year!

It's our chance to give back; to give our communities a little love and attention. To look around us and see how we can help others with the challenges they face in life. If there's any drawback to the day, it's the overwhelming number of fundraising ideas, tips and tricks. There's no one way to "succeed" on that day — there are millions.

For a little something different, we offer you the YouGiveGoods #GivingTuesday Campaign. Stand out and raise some items for your community! Your goods drive could be the focus of your event, or a supplementary addition to whatever else you have planned. Host one drive, or several. Compete with your friends in a challenge, or work together as a team.

The Campaign itself is a Nationwide endeavor to raise more than $100,000 worth of goods for nonprofits located in the United States. The creative possibilities are endless.

So, why join? In no particular order:

Receive promotional support

YouGiveGoods is here to help you reach the most people possible. Let the world know what you do, how you do it, and how participating in your #GivingTuesday event can help!

Reach a larger audience

Taking part in a campaign allows you to meet new people. The global reach of the GivingTuesday hashtag means you have the opportunity to be seen by millions. Being part of a known campaign means people will look at you and your cause just because it’s part of our campaign. Larger audiences, of course, mean more donations!

Add your voice to the chorus of communities raising awareness

Show your support helping the community! Our campaign message focuses on taking an active role in the community. For some it’s distributing the goods they raise; for others, time and commitments means they can only donate — but whatever you do, do it. Joining our campaign shows your support of this message.

Give your community an online place to gather and support each other with your drive page

There are thousands of people in our communities; and #GivingTuesday is at the time of year when it's hard to add one more place to visit. So we made it easy. Your dedicated drive page has areas for updates, comments and social sharing. Let it be a place that your community can go to express support, and gather to discuss your work and cause!

Benefit from the ideas of everyone working together

Use this as an opportunity to collaborate with other nonprofits. Perhaps others in your community — or others from clear across the country. This is a great opportunity to see what others do and learn best practices.

Contribute your innovative ideas to the Campaign

Your ideas are more than welcome! We’d love for each drive to have a say, stand out, and add to the impact of YouGiveGoods #GivingTuesday Campaign.

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