Benefits of Participating in a Statewide #GivingTuesday Movement

September 22, 2016

On #GivingTuesday, nonprofits across the U.S. will be advocating for their incredible missions while engaging their supporters and their local communities to inspire giving back.

What’s even more exciting is the introduction of official statewide Giving Days happening on #GivingTuesday. #ILGive is Illinois' official #GivingTuesday campaign!

Unlike any other day of the year, #GivingTuesday is the one day that large numbers of people go out of their way to find places to give back to!  It’s safe to say that nonprofits are missing out on a HUGE opportunity when they don’t participate in this global day of giving.

For those who have the opportunity to do so, here are some of the benefits of participating in a statewide #GivingTuesday movement: 

Free use of Robust, Modern Software:

Nonprofits who participate in #ILGive can sign up for free and collect donations without any platform fees thanks to our partnership with GiveGab.

Increased Visibility:

Participating nonprofits are listed on the #ILGive website and are therefore exposed to more potential donors and get to leverage all the marketing and PR associated with the day at no cost to them.

More Motivation to Give:

Having one website to represent all of Illinois provides a cohesive identity to the campaign, which incentivizes donors who like to feel as though they’re giving to something bigger.

Helps Establish Trust:

Being listed on the #ILGive website helps verify your organization so that donors can trust that they’re giving to an established nonprofit.

Donor-Centered Experience:

#ILGive is focused on the donor experience, so people looking to donate have an easy and seamless way to do so for the causes they care about.

Donor Data:

Participating nonprofits are provided with extremely valuable data about their donors. 

Statewide Giving Data:

Participation helps to identify who should be counted toward the collective monetary goal to be raised by nonprofits throughout the state and coming back with a large number gets nonprofits, their supporters, and the statewide community EXCITED and motivated to continue giving in the future!

What Are You Waiting For?  

By participating in #ILGive, you have the opportunity to gain new donors, inspire philanthropy, and kick-off your end of the year giving. #ILGive inspires giving across Illinois, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement this November 29 by registering your nonprofit on

Register for #ILGive here.


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