Here in Vancouver, it’s looking like we’ve seen the last of the sunshine – the rain is starting and winter is definitely on it’s way. With the turn of the weather, of course, comes Giving Season! This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 27th – this is generally one of the biggest days of charitable giving, and it kicks off the biggest giving month of the year. Did you know that roughly 30% of all annual giving happens in December?
If you are looking to give back this giving season, there are a number of ways that you can use CHIMP to fundraise for the causes you care about. Whether you are looking to fundraise as a group, or an individual, we are here to help you make a lasting impact!
When we join together, we can maximize our impact! Giving Groups enable you to join together with friends, family or co-workers to raise money. They are really easy to setup and manage, just head over to the Giving Tools section in your CHIMP 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 at your office, like a bake sale? Get your colleagues to put $5 into your Giving Group in exchange for a yummy cake or some gingerbread!
Giving as an individual
You can make a one time donation into your CHIMP 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 CHIMP is really simple – just login to your account to get started!
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 CHIMP Account to theirs, for them to give away to the charities or causes they care about.
When you give with CHIMP you will receive an immediate tax receipt, making your life easier when it comes to doing your tax return at the end of the financial year!
Let Giving Season begin! #giveon