5 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate National Nonprofit Day
WRITTEN BY CHRISTY NOEL
On August 17th, National Nonprofit Day will recognize the positive impact that nonprofit organizations have on our local communities and around the world. Charitable giving reached an all-time high in 2017 as Americans gave more than $400 billion to a wide array of nonprofit organizations.
So, what can you do to recognize those that give their time, their money and their passion to your cause? Here are 5 meaningful ways to celebrate your cause and the impact it makes on those around us.
1. Recognize Volunteers
Your organization can’t accomplish what you need to do without the help and support from impassioned volunteers. On this day of recognition, send a thank you to your volunteers and call those that go above and beyond every day for your organization.
Bonus Resource: [Editable Templates] Donor Thank You Letters
2. Broadcast a Donor Wall
Display the names of donors – from major gifts to small donations. Every dollar counts when you’re trying to help others. A digital donor wall can be easily set-up on your website or at your next event as a live feed of donor names who make it possible to achieve your organization’s goals through their charitable giving.
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3. Give a Shout Out
Share a post about your organization, its goals and why the cause is important to you. Use the hashtag #NationalNonprofitDay to create awareness for others to learn more and inspire them to get involved.
Bonus Resource: [eBook] Nonprofit Social Media Strategies
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4. Highlight Recipients
What better way to celebrate this day than to showcase who or what you dedicate your life’s work to improving? From the rescued animals, support for first responders in natural disasters, safety in our schools, to those suffering from life-threatening diseases. This can give us the added strength we need to keep going, keep fighting and keep advocating for those who can’t for themselves.
5. Launch a Campaign
Getting ready for Fall fundraising activities? Get a head start by launching your campaign now with a video that you share on your website and social media channels; set-up a mobile-friendly donation form that makes it easy for donors to give year-round or kick-off a communications campaign using text messaging to ensure your cause gets noticed.
National Nonprofit Day gives us the opportunity to share our gratitude for those who look beyond the challenges and see what’s possible.
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