Covid-19 Fundraiser Toolkit

Giving Tuesday Fundraiser

Thank you

for your commitment to support our international communities. This page will share everything you need to know about our Giving Tuesday Fundraiser and steps for you to help. We also have GIVE Swag prizes for hitting fundraiser goals!

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any guidance. We’re always here to help!

What You’re Fundraising For

In June 2020, we launched the Team Human COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser to provide critical financial assistance to our local teams in Tanzania, Nicaragua, Thailand, Laos and Nepal. Thanks to the success of our initial fundraiser, our global GIVE family has been able to make great strides forward in our host communities, but there’s still a long way to go. As we enter another year of pandemic uncertainty, we are launching our Giving Tuesday Fundraiser to keep this momentum going into 2021 and beyond! Check out everything your donations will support:

1 – People: Reemployment opportunities & unemployment benefits for our incredible local staff abroad.

2 – Projects: Funding for our Students4Students initiatives – including teacher salaries, student scholarships, literacy programs, computer science classes & nutritional school gardens – as well as elephant welfare & conservation, sustainable agriculture training & community infrastructure.

3 – Partners: Maintaining GIVE’s global infrastructure and supporting our locally-owned community tourism partners until tourism returns.

How To:

Create Your Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook is going to be our primary fundraising platform as a community. All fundraisers will be listed on GIVE’s Facebook page where we can easily track the progress of everyone’s collective efforts. Don’t have a Facebook? Skip to the other strategies below.

This fundraising page will take 5 minutes to set up. Promise! We’ve made it really easy for you with guided instructions along with a description to copy & paste. More than 300 past volunteers raised OVER $70,000 USD with their individual fundraisers in June 2020!

Let’s get your Facebook Fundraiser set up to support the communities abroad that we love. Follow these 5 easy steps below:

Step 1:

Go to Facebook and select “Fundraisers” in the menu bar. You can do this on your phone or computer.

 

Step 2:

Click on “Select Nonprofit” – type “GIVE Volunteers” in the search bar, 100% of funds go straight to our sister non-profit, GIVE Foundation.

 

Step 3:

Set up your fundraiser:

  • How much money do you want to raise? We encourage you to shoot for a $200-$500 goal! You can continue to raise your goal if you reach it before your fundraiser ends. Remember: raising at least $300 gets you a free GIVE hat and $500 gets you a free GIVE sweatshirt and hat!
  • When should your fundraiser end? Setup your fundraiser to run for 10 days from the start date.
  • What’s the title of your fundraiser? Giving Tuesday: COVID-19 Relief for Communities Abroad with GIVE
  • Why are you raising money? Copy & paste the information below into your fundraiser description. We highly encourage you to tell your personal story and really make this template your own!
Click to Expand Example Text for your Fundraiser Description

[Create your own introduction about GIVE and how much these people and projects impacted your life. If you participated in the June fundraiser, make sure to thank everyone who donated last time and ask for their continued support!]

Since 2011, GIVE’s local staff and community partners have been the driving force behind our positive impact around the world, and the lifelong inspiration for more than 6,000 past volunteers turned global citizens, including me.

In June, we launched a COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser to provide critical assistance to our local teams in Tanzania, Nicaragua, Thailand, Laos and Nepal, as they navigated the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic. Thanks to the success of that fundraiser, our GIVE family has been able to make great strides forward in our host communities, but there’s still a long way to go. As we enter another year of pandemic uncertainty, we are launching the Giving Tuesday Fundraiser to keep this momentum going into 2021 and beyond. Your donations will directly support:

1. People: Reemployment opportunities & unemployment benefits for our incredible local staff abroad.

2. Projects: Funding for teacher salaries, student scholarships, elephant welfare & conservation, agricultural training, literacy programs, community infrastructure, computer science education & nutritional school gardens.

3. Partners: Maintaining GIVE’s global infrastructure and supporting our locally-owned community tourism partners until tourism returns.

Someday in the not too distant future, GIVE’s volunteer programs will reopen and our GIVE family around the world will get back to doing what we do best. Until then, we’re asking for your support. Together, we can keep this movement alive and stronger than ever for many years to come.

From your GIVE family across the globe: ruam mer gun from Thailand; puak hao from Laos; tupo pamoja from Tanzania; sabai sangai jahnae from Nepal; and estamos juntos from Nicaragua.

We’re all in this together. Thank you for your support!

Step 4:

Pick a cover photo: Choose a photo of you and the community members you got the chance to know on your GIVE trip! This will get the most attention to your fundraiser.

 

Step 5:

Select “create” and you’ve completed your fundraiser! Your fundraiser then becomes live and will automatically be added to the GIVE Volunteers Facebook page where your friends and family will be able follow your progress.

 

Prizes!:

For those who raise $300+, you will receive a GIVE hat! For those big achievers who raise $500+, you’ll receive our newest merch item… a GIVE sweatshirt! YEAH.

Great job! Now that it’s created, scroll down or click here to see how to make your fundraiser a success!

Ensure Your Fundraiser is a Success

Tips & Strategies

Once your Fundraiser is Set Up…

There’s quite a few things you can do to boost your chances of success with your fundraiser. Here are a few we highly recommend:

  • When you get donations, be sure to comment a “thank you” on their donation.
  • Share your fundraiser to your timeline frequently with updates and why you’re passionate to support these communities abroad.
  • Invite your Facebook friends to join your fundraiser.
  • Copy the fundraiser link to share in private messages, text messages, and on other social media platforms.
  • Support your fellow GIVE fundraisers by commenting on each other’s fundraising pages!
  • Take a screenshot of your fundraiser and post it to your Instagram story to direct people to help you reach your goal.
  • EMAIL your fundraiser to your network (click here for an email template!)
  • Don’t forgot our prizes – if you raise $300+, you receive a GIVE hat! If you raise $500+, you’ll receive our newest merch item, a GIVE sweatshirt!

Your Instagram Strategy

Your focus is to hit your Facebook fundraising goal, but we can’t leave Instagram out of the equation can we??

  • Post on your feed and stories with pictures from your trip and share about how these communities impacted you and why you believe it’s important to support them right now – tag @givevolunteers and to be featured on our Instagram.
  • On your Facebook mobile app, tap the “share” arrow at the top and select “Share to your Instagram Story” – this will allow your Instagram followers to by directed to your Facebook Fundraiser to donate & help you reach your goal.
  • Post stories with the “donation” button – search “GIVE Volunteers” for donations to be sent to our non-profit.
  • During your fundraiser, put either https://www.givevolunteers.org/donate or your own Facebook Fundraiser’s link in your bio. In your posts, always direct people there!
  • If anyone asks if they can send a Venmo donation, they can send directly to the GIVE Foundation account, username @GIVEfoundation.
  • Like, comment, and share GIVE’s posts related to this fundraiser! This helps us gain exposure that brings more support to the communities we love!
  • Repost GIVE’s posts to your story to share about the fundraiser
  • Here’s a Instagram template to download and post on your Instagram stories!    Watch this Instagram Tutorial to see how to add a photo over the template!

 

Don’t have social media?

No problem at all. You can still leverage your network in a variety of ways.

  • Emailing your close friends and family can go a long way. Here is an email template you can download and use, if you’d like. Try directly emailing people rather than one email with a huge list of recipients. It will take longer but is much more effective!
  • Texting and calling really does work! Start by asking them if they’d be interested in learning more about GIVE’s COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser and that it would mean a lot to you if they considered donating. You can direct them to the main fundraising page here or Venmo @GIVEfoundation if that’s easier.

Resources

Photos, Templates & One Time Donations

Downloadable Photos:

We encourage you to share your photos to tell your story and support your fundraiser! We’ve also compiled photos here for you to post on your Instagram, Facebook, and wherever you want!

Want a template to share about your fundraiser? In the link above, we’ve included an Instagram Story Template that you can add your personal photos to and share. Watch this video to see how to add images over your story!

Email your network!

No problem at all. You can still leverage your network in a variety of ways.

  • Emailing your close friends and family can go a long way. Here is an email template for you to use. Try directly emailing people rather than one email with a huge list of recipients. It will take longer but is much more effective!
  • Texting and calling really does work! Start by asking them if they’d be interested in learning more about GIVE’s COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser and that it would mean a lot to you if they considered donating. You can direct them to the main fundraising page here or Venmo @GIVEfoundation if that’s easier.

One Time Donations

One time donations can be made on our website or to our non-profit Venmo account @GIVEfoundation

This fundraiser cannot be successful without the help of our dedicated GIVE fam, so we appreciate you helping us do whatever you can to spread the word and gain all the momentum needed to uplift Team Human worldwide.