Giving Tuesday: Giving back to your Community

Giving Tuesday: Giving back to your Community

As we gear up for the giving season, some of us are struggling to find the resources to give financially. The beauty of #GivingTuesday, though, is that it’s about so much more than donations. At Concept Central office, a group of us are in the process of planning a volunteer day. While we’re on the search, we thought we would share some of the things we’ve learned along the way. Check out these resources, tips, and tricks for getting involved in your community this November. 

Before you get started, ask yourself 3 questions 

This helpful article from themuse is a great place to start if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed while planning your community engagement this time of year. 

Find an opportunity on VolunteerMatch 

VolunteerMatch matches people with nonprofits all around the world. Whether you want to find a place to bring a group of volunteers or if you want to help volunteers in your area find you, this is a great tool to find those perfect matches. 

 

Giving our youngest givers a seat at the table 

This article from GivingCompass talks about the importance of empowering youth in community development. Consider holding an event that gets community members of all ages involved, or seek out area organizations that can use the help from students and adults alike. 

 

Spread the word, let’s get social 

What if I told you that volunteer opportunities that include an image get more volunteer connections? Volunteer Match’s blog has a great article on best practices for taking and posting photos to make your volunteer event a success.

About the author

Concept Schools is a nonprofit charter management organization that provides a high-quality, STEM-focused and college-preparatory education through a network of charter schools while offering exceptional programs, comprehensive services, and opportunities to partner in education.