Booster News: Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3rd) Could Raise Funds for Your Booster Club

GivingTuesdayHarness the holidays for your booster club this year by publicizing “Giving Tuesday.” Unlike shopping focused Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is all about charity in the local community. It’s a great opportunity to raise awareness about your booster club’s needs, and make a year’s-end ask of your supporters.

How can your club associate itself with Giving Tuesday (December 3rd) and raise funds effectively?

  • There’s still time to issue a press-release (or simply make a phone call) to your local newspaper.
  • If your supporters use twitter, employ #givingtuesday in your posts this week.
  • If you’re really ambitious, try getting a proclamation from your city’s mayor. Here’s a short guide about how to get that done

Oh, and one more thing: American Express will give you $10 if you spend $10 on “Small Business Saturday” Saturday, Nov 30. Be sure to check out the terms, and the map of eligible businesses. It only works if the cardholder registers between now and 11/30. Tell your AmEx-wielding supporters and encourage them to keep that extra $10 in the community by donating to your booster club on Giving Tuesday!

Since it’s hard to draw folks to an event around Thanksgiving (and on short notice), make sure you have an easy way to receive donations online, or a clear way to receive checks.

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