The generosity we’ve witnessed over the past two #GivingTuesdays inspired all of us over here at Catchafire to kick our involvement up notch. This year we are setting out to launch a campaign that expands the way people think about giving on #GivingTuesday and one that also keeps the giving momentum going all year long.
We understand how important the financial donation aspect of #GivingTuesday is for organizations and are thrilled that online donations on this day increased 90% from 2012-2013! But we also know that connecting with someone who can help solve your nonprofit’s challenges is just as powerful.
When it comes down to it, we are matchmakers. Our day to day consists of making these amazing and powerful connections. By connecting talented volunteers with nonprofits in need of their skills, we are helping to make sure that lack of bandwidth, budget and/or expertise don’t hold nonprofits back from achieving their missions.
We believe that it should be easy for every nonprofit to access the talent they need, so this year we are celebrating #GivingTuesday by donating $24,000 worth of our memberships to 10 deserving social good organizations!
10 winning organizations will receive access to our platform, our thousands of passionate and talented professionals as well as support from our amazing team who will set them up for success. The best part is that Catchafire makes #givingtuesday last forever, as we are the gift that literally keeps on giving.
Here’s where you come in. What do you want your organization to accomplish this year? Do you want to launch a new program? Revamp your board? Improve culture? Increase fundraising by 25%? Let’s do it together! With the guidance of our Nonprofit Advisors, the expertise of our skills-based volunteers, and the structure of our scoped projects we have the ability to make incredible progress.
by 12/2/14. All entries will be evaluated by our judging panel, including the founder of #GivingTuesday, Catchafire’s CEO, Head of Social Impact at LinkedIn, the Executive Director of WNYC and the Editor of FastCo.Exist.
If you’d like to become part of the conversation about expanding the way we view giving on #GivingTuesday, please tweet @catchafire using #GiveAFire.