Keeping Giving Tuesday alive all year – #GivingTuesday

by · December 31, 20130 comments

All year we’ve working to keep Giving Tuesday generosity alive each week. We’ve been featuring nonprofits and sharing tips.

In this final post of 2013, I asked a few people for their tips on keeping generosity alive in 2014. These are real people with really practical ideas.

Here are my two favorite.

Easy ways to keep Giving Tuesday generosity alive in 2014

    1. Explore payroll deduction

      Jay Headshot“If your employer has a program setup, make charitable contributions through payroll deductions. The advantages of this are:

      • It is much easier than having to write a check or enter your credit card online
      • It makes it easier to consistently donate, once you set it up, you don’t have to worry about it anymore
      • It makes your contributions more valuable if your employer has a matching program
      • At the end of the year, you have a record of exactly how much you gave for tax purposes
      • You can typically choose from a variety of organizations (both local and national) to give to

      Click Here for more information on how to give through payroll deductions.”

      Jay Kelly, VP-Operations, Social Media Explorer

    2. Don’t wait for “influencers”

      Marlene Oliveira“Be generous with your invitations; everyone has something to offer.

      “In this social media realm of experts, followers and Klout, it’s tempting to only extend opportunities and partnerships to certain ‘influencers.’ But this year, I’ve been amazed and humbled by what less ‘established’ people offer when invited to contribute. Be open to giving everyone a chance; the potential rewards are worth it.”

      Marlene Oliveira, Founder and Managing Editor, Nonprofit MarCommunity

What will you resolve?

Those are a couple ideas for helping keep generosity alive in 2014. What will you resolve to do?

Tell us in the comments!

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About Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the author of Ask Without Fear! and Google+ for Nonprofits. As a public speaker, his expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences around the world and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera and Fox News. He’s also a homebrewer, coffee snob, and loves singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family. Sign up for his free fundraising tips at http://fundraisingcoach.com/subscribe/

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