One Day to Deliver! Best Practices for Maximizing Giving Day Potential
Giving Days are 24-hour online fundraisers that raise money for a nonprofit or higher education institution. By using digital tools and social media networks, these single-day donation drives can help recruit new donors, re-connect existing donors to their university and build a sense of community and excitement around donating to an alma mater. Higher education institutions seem to have woken up to the potential success of one-day fundraisers in 2012, when Columbia University raised $6.9 million in a 24-hour period. This was followed up in 2013, when Columbia raised $7.8 million from over 9,700 gifts.
In this deck, we offer recommendations that any higher education institution can implement to help run its most engaging and successful Giving Day yet.
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