Resources for #GivingTuesday
Spread the word on Giving Tuesday with links to banners, multimedia, news and suggested ways to share.
The 2013 date for Giving Tuesday is December 3.
Visit www.umcmission.org/give to search for Advance projects and give.
#GivingTuesday and The Advance
On December 3, United Methodists are invited to participate in UMC #GivingTuesday, when gifts made online through The Advance will be matched dollar for dollar. Building on the recent US shopping traditions of Black Friday, Local Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, UMC #GivingTuesday offers an opportunity to start off the holiday season by giving instead of getting through supporting organizations that are transforming the world.
This is a great opportunity to build awareness and maximize support for a project or missionary that is meaningful to you.
Share #GivingTuesday Videos
UMC Giving Tuesday from Global Ministries on Vimeo.
If you want to give a gift this Christmas season, consider giving a online gift through the Advance. You can search over 850 missions and ministries where 100% of your gift goes directly to the project. On #GivingTuesday every gift will be matched dollar for dollar. www.umcmission.org/give
Giving Tuesday from Global Ministries on Vimeo.
"Give back through The Advance" - An overview of UMC participation in Giving Tuesday
Message: Participate in Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2013 by visiting www.umcmission.org/give and give a gift that transforms a life.
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, the president of the General Board of Global Ministries, is featured in The Religious Call to Give: G+chat video on YouTube.
Connect through Email, Social Media, Simple Messaging
Please consider adding a custom signature that includes information about UMC #GivingTuesday. Adding this line to every email you send out will help share information in a way that requires minimal effort.
When you or your church makes an online donation to any project through The Advance on December 3, your gift will multiply! For one day only, on December 3, 2013 as part of UMC #GivingTuesday, gifts made online through The Advance to any project will be matched.
You are also invited to raise awareness about UMC #GivingTuesday through your personal networks. Do you have a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account? Help us promote the event:
Perfect antidote to overspending on #BlackFriday? UMC #GivingTuesday coming on Dec. 3! #umcmission
Think one day of giving thanks isn’t enough? Get ready for UMC #GivingTuesday. Dec. 3 #umcimission
Multiply impact! Your gift to any Advance project on Dec. 3 UMC #GivingTuesday will be matched. #umcmission
This is a great way to share information about a project or ministry that is particularly special to you. Consider some of the alternative-giving models below or send an email like this one to your networks customizing it to fit the context:
As you may know, I am involved with [Project Name]. Some of you have asked me how you can support this ministry. This year, on December 3, please consider sustaining the spirit of Thanksgiving into the Advent season by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday.
When you make an online donation to [Project Name (link to Advance page)] through The Advance on December 3, your gift will multiply! For one day only, on December 3, 2013 as part of UMC #GivingTuesday, gifts made through The Advance to any project will be matched*.
The Advance is The United Methodist Church’s giving channel that ensures 100 percent of each gift supports the project designated by the donor—it is a link that connects the church in mission. The Advance has more than 850 Methodist-related projects and more than 300 missionaries that have gone through a review process and are accountable for how funds are used.
Your gift can [Explain a little about the project impact]…and on December 3, online donations will be matched.
For more information, please visit www.umcmission.org. Thank you for your consideration.
Grace and peace,
* Global Ministries will allocate the “matching funds” dollar for dollar up to the first $500,000 in gifts to Advance projects received online on December 3, 2013, between 12:00 a.m. EST and 11:59 p.m. A maximum of $10,000 per individual gift to a project will be dispersed as matching funds. A project may receive a maximum of $50,000 in matching funds.
Ask that Christmas gifts be made as a donation in your name to your favorite Advance project and encourage that friends and family make a gift on December 3 to double the impact.
Identify projects and missionaries that have special meaning to the people on your Christmas list and make a Christmas gift in their honor on December 3.
Want to present a wrapped gift?
- Accompany the notification with a token representation of the project (a framed map of the region, a water bottle for a water project, a hammer for a construction project, etc.).
Design or purchase a card that reflects the project theme or include a photo of the missionary.