By now, #GivingTuesday is just a memory or a “to do list” for next year: After Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, and Cyber Monday comes an avenue to donate, mostly online, on Tuesday. It’s a fundraising option that some of our schools use, including Concordia Lutheran High School and Redeemer Classical School.On #GivingTuesday morning, our Social Media leader, Jessica, asked if I wanted to create a #GivingTuesday post for The Lutheran SGO of Indiana.
My reply was the following:Yes, it's #GivingTuesday, and any gift to The Lutheran SGO today will provide scholarships to families wanting a quality, Christian education yet this year. In addition: You can also #GiveWednesday with a stock gift! And #GiveThursday with a charitable rollover from your IRA! Or #GiveFriday with a gift of grain!Now I get a chance to expand on my original thoughts!As a bonus, Tom Ahern, fundraising communications guru, provided some good advice for #GivingTuesday, #GivingWednesday, and #GivingEveryDay: Giving makes you feel good Giving makes you feel great Giving makes you feel better Giving makes you feel wanted Giving makes you feel connected Giving makes you feel in touch Giving makes you feel kind Giving gives you purpose Giving is important Giving is important to your health Giving is about someone else Giving is about you P.S. I did toy with the idea of The Lutheran Schools Partnership creating a #GivingTuesday effort on behalf of our 19 schools… do you think I should consider something in 2019? Let me Know.