How to Donate and Fundraise on Giving Tuesday to Make an Impact
Giving Tuesday, which falls on November 29 this year, is one of the most important days of the year for charities. This year it’s expected people will raise millions for vital charities. If you’d like to get involved and give back to your community, we’ll show you exactly how to donate or start a fundraiser on Giving Tuesday.
How to donate on Giving Tuesday
When Giving Tuesday originally launched in 2012, it was a movement created with the intention to inspire people to donate to and support causes they believe in. Nearly a decade on, Giving Tuesday is still a day for individuals to rally together to support their community, empower each other, and raise as much money for social good as possible.
Giving Tuesday is the perfect day to donate money to a cause you believe in. There are countless ways to give back and make a difference. Fortunately, with the help of online fundraising, giving is easier than ever before.
If you’re busy and you don’t have a lot of time to devote to researching places to donate on Giving Tuesday, charities can always benefit from cash donations. Just be sure to check that the charity you’re donating to is verified and deemed legitimate by the Charity Commission before you make your donation.
Volunteering for a local organization is an impactful way to give back to your community. Here are a few ways you can find volunteer opportunities:
- The official Giving Tuesday website offers a resource to help you find local charities in your area.
- You can also use Gov.uk’s official guide to volunteering
- NCVO have a tool to find volunteering information in your area
Donating food to a local food bank and ensuring people stay nourished can be as meaningful as donating your time or money. The Trussell Trust’s food bank map helps you find a location to donate food nearby.
One blood donation can help save the lives of up to three people, meaning you can make a massive impact in just 10-15 minutes. Blood.co.uk makes it easy to sign up and make an appointment where you can donate blood.
How to fundraise and make the biggest impact this Giving Tuesday
With countless charities that do good, it can be tough to know where to make a donation on Giving Tuesday. Don’t worry if nothing comes to mind, we have a few ideas on where to donate on Giving Tuesday.
1. Start your own charity fundraiser
If you want to inspire your network to donate to a specific charity, you can band together with your family members and friends to start your own certified charity fundraiser. All donations will be sent directly to the charity that you select when you start your fundraiser, and 100% of the Gift Aid passed onto charity. This is a simple way to have a huge impact and raise money for a charity you love. Giving Tuesday has traditionally existed to support charities. That said, if you have a charity in mind, why not start a GoFundMe for them? Starting a fundraiser can raise up to 18x more than a one-off donation.
2. Fund the charity of your choice
If you want to support a specific charity, you can almost always donate directly to them through GoFundMe. To make things simple for you, we compiled a list of the 25 best charities to donate to in the UK.
Be an advocate for social good
Choose a cause you care about and start a fundraiser through GoFundMe this Giving Tuesday. Be sure to share your fundraiser on social media with #GivingTuesday to inspire others in your social network to contribute to the charity you decide to raise money for—crowdfund with the help of your friends! In the small actions we take, we all have the power to make the world a better place.