Here in Vancouver, it’s looking like we’ve seen the last of the sunshine. The rain here and the evenings are darker. But there is a bright note: with the turn of the weather, of course, comes giving season!
#GivingTuesday falls on the first Tuesday in December—following Black Friday and Cyber Monday— and it is generally one of the biggest days for charitable giving across North America. This movement also kicks off the biggest giving month of the year since roughly one-third of all donations made in Canada happen in the month of December.
If you are looking to give back this giving season, there are a number of ways to use your Impact Account with Charitable Impact to support the causes you care about. Whether you are looking to give as a group or an individual, we are here to help you make an impact that will last while beyond when the holiday lights come down.
When we join together, we can maximize our impact. Giving Groups on Charitable Impact enable you to join together with friends, family, or co-workers to raise money. They are really easy to set up and manage, just visit the “Giving Groups & Campaigns” tab on your Impact Account to get started.
Instead of asking for gifts over the holidays, you could ask friends and family to make a donation to your Giving Group. Or how about organizing a fundraising event? Get your colleagues to put $5 into your Giving Group in exchange for bringing them or sending them some of your magical baking (did someone say sugar cookies?).
Giving as an individual
You can make a one time donation into your Impact Account and allocate the money to the charities or causes of you choice. If you’d like to give to your favourite charity on a monthly basis, setting up a recurring donation might be for you.
According to Network for Good’s donation data, the average recurring donor will give 42% more in one year than those who give one-time gifts. Setting up a recurring donation on Charitable Impact is really simple, just log in to your account to get started. You can reach out to us anytime for assistance.
Give the gift of giving
Struggling to know what to get friends and family for the holidays? Why not give the gift of giving? You can send money from your Impact Account to theirs or even invite your loved ones to join you on Charitable Impact. They receive the joy of giving and can give to any of Canada’s more than 86,000 registered charities through Charitable Impact.
So, bring out the eggnog and let giving season begin!