Is Your School’s PTA/PTO Ready for #GivingTuesday?

  • by admin
  • November 20, 2018
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  • Fundraising Schools
  • Every year on Livingtree Give, we see projects from outdoor gardens to programs for the arts.  Every project has an outcome directly related to students. Where else can you have such an impact on the future of our country and the world to inspire a life-long journey of learning?

    One of the biggest problems for schools is funding. Schools need resources now to support the over 51 million students across our country. Our school’s educators, clubs, orgs, teams, and PTA/PTOs work tirelessly to secure funding that supports the additional educational resources and experiences for our students, and that often includes fundraising. One of the best days of the year to fundraise is on #GivingTuesday

    #GivingTuesday started off as an idea in 2012 and has turned into the largest single day of philanthropy in the world. This day provides an enormous opportunity for your school’s PTA/PTO to market their campaigns, involve the community, and bring in more money than any other day of the year.

    Here’s why you should launch a campaign:

    1. Education is the second largest category of giving on the #GivingTuesday. People are already looking for opportunities to give to education so take advantage of the momentum.
    2. It is a great way to engage your community in what your school is doing. #GivingTuesday is about connecting people to your mission!
    3. If you have an urgent need at your school it is a great way to raise the money you need.

    Livingtree Give has innovated school fundraising, and provides modern online tools for school PTA/PTOs. Every PTA/PTO account has the ability to manage their school and donor contacts, launch a multitude of online fundraisers, promote their campaigns and activity portal through built in email and social sharing tools, and both reconcile and report on all transactions automatically.

    To help further innovations and improvements in Education Technology, Livingtree is donating part of the proceeds generated on #GivingTuesday to Ed Tech non-profit StartEdUp!

    For more information and to sign up for a free account, CLICK HERE.

    You can also download our “GivingTuesday for Education Toolkit” that we created in coordination with PayPal and 92Y.

    You can learn more about #GivingTuesday and our partnership with 92Y and PayPal in the video below:

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