The ACLU’s participation in Giving Tuesday started in 2013, and its influence for our group has solely grown since then. It has rapidly turn out to be one in all our largest giving days of the yr, and due to its give attention to on-line giving and digital connection, it’s a area the place we will attain and join with present donors in addition to potential donors who could also be a bit completely different than our conventional viewers. In 2018, Giving Tuesday introduced in 9% of our on-line revenue for the tip of yr interval (starting Giving Tuesday and going till December 31) and contributions made on Giving Tuesday assist arrange the remainder of our end-of yr fundraising season, which includes 20% of our yearly revenue.
From moveable graphics in our emails to increasing the methods donors pays, Giving Tuesday has been, and continues to be, a possibility to implement new digital fundraising instruments. Final yr, we added two new channels to our Giving Tuesday outreach — podcast promoting and texting — and constructed up methods we had utilized in prior years. As a nonprofit, we don’t wish to waste assets on techniques that don’t work and make sure that the cash we put money into fundraising really helps meet our targets. Giving Tuesday can be an opportunity to have interaction with donors proper earlier than our different highest giving days (December 30 and 31). Donations assist energy our civil liberties fights within the courts and within the streets, permitting the group to put money into restoring the vote to 1.5 million returning residents in Florida, battle harmful abortion bans and battle for LGBTQ rights within the office.
Giving Tuesday additionally offers an extra touchpoint for us to grasp who’s staying engaged and concerned in our work. It’s no secret that each our donor base and wider viewers have grown and altered considerably since November of 2016. One highly effective cohort of our general viewers are those that engaged with us for the primary time by taking motion with us within the household separation disaster. Final yr, we discovered that this group made items as a part of Giving Tuesday at thrice the speed than different digitally acquired audiences. This was encouraging as a result of Giving Tuesday passed off about six months after the height of media protection on the household separation disaster. This passionate cohort provides us clues on learn how to preserve engagement sturdy amongst all our supporters.