Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

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Resources for #GivingTuesday

Spread the word on #Giving Tuesday with links to banners, multimedia, news and suggested ways to share.

The 2014 date for #Giving Tuesday is December 2.

Visit www.umcmission.org/give to search for Advance projects and give.

#GivingTuesday and The Advance

On December 2, 2014 United Methodists are invited to participate in UMC #GivingTuesday, with gifts made online through The Advance. 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.

#GivingTuesday Videos from 2013

 

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. 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

Email

Please consider adding a custom signature that includes information about UMC #GivingTuesday. Adding a line to every email you send out will help share information in a way that requires minimal effort.

Make an online donation to any project through The Advance on December 2.

Social Media

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. 2! #umcmission
Think one day of giving thanks isn’t enough? Get ready for UMC #GivingTuesday. Dec. 2 #umcimission

Sample Messaging

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:

Dear Friend,
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 2, please consider sustaining the spirit of Thanksgiving into the Advent season by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday.
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.
For more information, please visit www.umcmission.org. Thank you for your consideration.
Grace and peace,
[Your Name]

Alternative Giving

  • 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 2.

  • 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 2.

    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.

Related News

UMC #GivingTuesday generates a record $6.5 million online with nearly 11,000 donors in 34 countries giving through The Advance.
Historic UMC #GivingTuesday Is Record-Breaking Day for Mission
UMC #GivingTuesday generates a record $6.5 million online with nearly 11,000 donors in 34 countries giving through The Advance.
Family Services Help Bridge Gap
Upper Sand, an effort of eight UM churches in Alabama, provides family care and emergency services.
UMCOR program helps reduce mortality by strengthening hospitals and clinics, and addressing maternal and child health care.
Preventing Deaths
UMCOR program helps reduce mortality by strengthening hospitals and clinics, and addressing maternal and child health care.
Program prepares pastors for their call by offering e-courses on United Methodist history, theology, polity and mission of the church.
E-Academy Equipping Future Pastors
Program prepares pastors for their call by offering e-courses on United Methodist history, theology, polity and mission of the church.
Restoring Dignity, Peace, Hope
Project works to restore dignity and promote socio-economic development for communities in the Middle East.
NOMADS project helps with new construction, remodeling, repairing churches, children's homes, and more.
NOMADS Know Their Destinations
NOMADS project helps with new construction, remodeling, repairing churches, children's homes, and more.
Jalingo UMC Orphanage provides a caring home and education to children who lost their parents.
Education Adding Hope to Children's Lives
Jalingo UMC Orphanage provides a caring home and education to children who lost their parents.
Project assists single-parent families caught in a cycle of poverty, homelessness and despair.
Life Gets Better for Single Parents, Kids
Project assists single-parent families caught in a cycle of poverty, homelessness and despair.
RISSE offers language and literacy instruction and helps develop life skills and integration into the U.S. culture.
Learning language, literacy, life skills
RISSE offers language and literacy instruction and helps develop life skills and integration into the U.S. culture.
Health ministry provides free healthcare and education to the uninsured in Detroit.
Chipping Away at Chronic Disease
Health ministry provides free healthcare and education to the uninsured in Detroit.
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Find more banners like the ones above and below on the Giving Tuesday banner page, and share on your web pages and social media.

                          Giving Tuesday skyscraper banner

Press Release

Read the original press release announcing UMC #GivingTuesday

UMC #GivingTuesday Promises to Multiply Impact (Oct. 15, 2013)


Bulletin Inserts

Download and share these inserts for #Giving Tuesday
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