Here We Come to Save the (Give) Day (TampaBay)!

Sara Leonard, Fund Development Academy Director Stories

You’ve heard about Give Day Tampa Bay, but you’re not sure what to do about it? Never fear! This blog is here to save the day! (If you can name the superhero above, tell us in the comments!!)

We’ve compiled our favorite online resources to help you create a campaign to maximize the power of Give Day Tampa Bay for your nonprofit organization.

Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour online giving challenge led by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Florida Next Foundation. A midnight-to-midnight event, #GiveDayTampaBay showcases our local nonprofits and makes giving easy.  Whether a first-time donor or a long-time supporter, all it takes is a couple of clicks on donor’s smartphone, tablet, or computer.

The first step for nonprofits is to register your organization to participate.

After you register, use these resources to create a plan and get started:

Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good
HOW TO: Tap Into the Power of Cause Awareness Days
After hearing Heather in Tampa last year at our Development Conference, I know she gets it. She’s got great ideas that are backed up by years of experience and well-researched data. If Heather says it, we should be doing it.

Give Local America Resources
Nonprofit Toolkit
I especially like the “Social Media Toolkit” and “Sample Messaging for Nonprofits.” Both are easy to download and start using immediately.

The Knight Foundation
Giving Day Playbook 
This playbook provides Check lists and samples for each stage from planning to follow-up. I especially like the planning checklists but that’s just my planning neediness showing through.

Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay
10 Ways Board Members Can Get Involved in Give Day Tampa Bay
Your board can be a powerful force but you will have to mobilize them. These suggestions are from our own blog.

Converting Crowd Funding Donors 
The hope for every organization is to convert Give Day donors to ongoing donors. The only way to make that hope reality is with a plan.

The Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay is proud to be the Training Partner for Give Day Tampa Bay 2015. Because of the leadership of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Florida Next Foundation, Tampa Bay is on track to break records this year!

IMAGE: courtesy of ABC