CAF Connects - Autumn 2015

Share your story on #GivingTuesday

We’re now in the final countdown until the big 1 December #GivingTuesday movement. Whether you took part last year and want to outdo your previous performance or whether this is your first time getting involved – there’s still time for you to take part and shout about the amazing work you are doing for charity!

How getting involved could benefit your organisation:

Get your story heard

Last year, #GivingTuesday trended on Twitter for 11 hours. This is a great platform for you to shout about how your organisation is making a difference.

Achieve your CSR goals

In 2014 VISA reported that more than £2,500 was donated every minute. JustGiving also reported an increase of 46% in donations compared to the same day in 2013.

Stand out from the crowd

Organisations such as Southwest Airlines stood out from the crowd last year by donating a total of $25,000 to 10 charitable partners, and HSBC placed the #GivingTuesday logo on their nationwide ATM system for the day.

Engage your employees

Show your teams that the causes that matter to them, matter to you.  Create a new story by doing something extra special for your charity partners.

Two fantastic early #GivingTuesday stories:

Get inspiration for your #GivingTuesday story with fantastic plans from Arriva and BT.

Arriva London

For one day only, a classic London bus tour with a #GivingTuesday theme and a spectacular message is set to take place on the streets of our capital. Andrew Davies, the selected #GivingTuesday champion, and a number of Arriva staff who support charities through payroll giving will be on board to celebrate the work that the charities do, and to see some of London’s best sights! This is a fantastic way to recognise charitable giving in the workplace, and to massively raise public awareness about some great causes as well as the entire campaign.

BT

The world-famous revolving restaurant at the BT Tower in central London is being made available for a fantastic fundraising event for #GivingTuesday partners.

Charities and companies are being given the chance to win seats to a dinner in the flagship restaurant by entering a free ballot to win seats: which they can then auction off for a charity of their choice.

Last year's #GivingTuesday BT Dining Club succeeded in raising an amazing £139k for 8 charities!

So how can you get involved?

Last year we saw amazing support from over 800 businesses and charities, and this year it looks like we’ll be raising the bar even higher; we’re very excited to say that we’ve already achieved our 1000 partners milestone!

Will you be amongst them?

Becoming a partner is easy; simply sign up and commit to doing something charitable on #GivingTuesday. We’ll be with you every step of the way - providing you with support and guidance on making the most of this day, and have a range of resources, including our expert advisory services.

What will your #GivingTuesday story be? Get in touch at info@givingtuesday.org.uk or visit the #GivingTuesday website for more information.

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