GIVING TUESDAY TIPS AND SUGGESTED SCHEDULE FOR COLONTOWN MEMBERS

Tuesday 11/23-Monday 11/29: Get your Facebook Fundraiser set up and ready to go!

  1. Join our Facebook Fundraising Group to share ideas and find resources.
    PM Lindsey Mayor for access.
  2. Watch this video for a quick, step-by-step guide to creating a Facebook Fundraiser then click here to set up your own.
    You’ll be creating a fundraiser for Paltown Development Foundation that you can share with your friends and family.
  3. Customize your fundraiser with your own story and photos to make it meaningful for the people who know you.
    We’ve also made some graphics and templates you can use for your fundraiser:

    1. Find ready-to-use COLONTOWN Giving Tuesday Graphics: https://bit.ly/CT-GT-2021 
    2. Add your own photo to a customized COLONTOWN Giving Tuesday graphic: https://bit.ly/CT-GT-CustomPhoto
      1. Tip: Once in Canva, click the “Upload button” on the left-side menu. Then drag your uploaded photo over the blue sky area in the graphic. Click and drag to reposition or re-size your photo. Click download to save your image when done.


Making your OWN fundraiser, with YOUR photo, and YOUR story, has the most impact. But…if you aren’t feeling creative, or are short on time, you can use our one-click fundraiser tool and get started in seconds.


Tuesday 11/30: Promote your Giving Tuesday fundraiser on social media.

  1. Share your fundraiser on your Facebook page or other social media accounts.
    Be sure to tell your friends and family why you are supporting COLONTOWN. We’ve got some graphics that can help(https://bit.ly/CT-GT-2021), a template to add your own photo (https://bit.ly/CT-GT-CustomPhoto), or you can add your own pictures.
    BONUS: Start posting early! Facebook matches donations starting at 8 a.m. EST, until funds run out.
  2. Post an #Unselfie on your social media profiles to share more about why you give.
    We’ve made a couple of #Unselfie graphics you can use (option 1 or option 2) or you can use this Canva template to create your own.


     

Wednesday 12/1-Saturday 12/4: Say thank you

  1. Be sure to thank your friends and family who donated to your fundraiser!
  2. Let friends and family know they can still donate.
    Even though Giving Tuesday is over, your Facebook fundraiser stays live for a couple of weeks.

Giving Tuesday Resources:

Use these resources to customize your posts:

    • How to create a Facebook Fundraiser video: https://youtu.be/db1C-7NDiDM 
    • Link to create your fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/fund/paltown1/
    • Find ready-to-use COLONTOWN Giving Tuesday Graphics: https://bit.ly/CT-GT-2021 
    • Add your own photo to a customized COLONTOWN Giving Tuesday graphic: https://bit.ly/CT-GT-CustomPhoto
      • Tip: Once in Canva, click the “Upload button” on the left-side menu. Then drag your uploaded photo over the blue sky area in the graphic. Click and drag to reposition or re-size your photo. Click download to save your image when done.
    • Create your own #Unselfie graphic: https://bit.ly/CT-GT-Unselfie
      • Tip: Once in Canva, choose the #Unselfie image you want to customize (you should see three versions…scroll down if not!). Then click on the text to select and type your message. Drag to reposition or re-size. Click download to save your image.