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.