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5 Ways to Celebrate National Nonprofit Day

August 16, 2022

As a nonprofit organization, did you know that there is a day of the year that is dedicated solely to recognizing you and your team?! 

National Nonprofit Day is meant to honor the service of nonprofit organizations in local communities and the people who make it possible. This special day was recently recognized and declared in 2017, and is now observed annually on August 17th. 

As a nonprofit, you are already aware of the amazing social and environmental benefits you can ignite. Are you also aware of the economic influence? Nonprofits are major consumers of goods and services that directly impact employment opportunities in the US and around the globe.

A 2021 study by Prosper Strategies found that nonprofits account for 5-10% of the United States economy and about 10% of U.S. employment. This same study found that in 2021 there were over 1.5 million 501(c)3 organizations based in the United States. 

With so many nonprofits in the US alone, it can be easy for an organization and its members to feel lost in the sea of missions and messages.  This feeling can make it difficult to determine the most impactful ways to show support.

Set your organization apart by participating in National Nonprofit Day!. Your members will feel realigned and reinvigorated from joining the celebration!

Here are five ways you can share your love for our community on National NonProfit Day!

1. Send a Thank You Note

Set aside time on August 17th to send a heartfelt “Thank You” to your team or your donors. 

A simple acknowledgment can go a long way, especially in an industry where volunteers make up the majority of helping hands. Recognition habitually flies under the radar. Let’s be intentional about showing love to all who make a difference!

2.Social Media Showcase

Dedicating a post to your organizations’ team members and/or partners is a great way to show recognition and spread awareness simultaneously.

Your team members will find inspiration from being publicly recognized and the voice of your organization will be amplified. 

**Take on a challenge **

If you have the content, try posting several times on August 17th and tagging the posts with #NationalNonProfitDay. Use this as an experiment to see what traction you get from posts like this!

3. Share a Success Story

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Celebrate the passion, hard work, and dedication of your team! Employees and volunteers of nonprofit organizations put in countless hours all year. Let’s share the stories of the people, communities, and causes your team has served.

Not only does this showcase your organizations’ impact, but it will remind your employees, volunteers, and donors of their significance.

4. Make a donation to another nonprofit

Practice what you preach” - we’ve all heard it before. Let’s celebrate the spirit of giving today!

Donating additional time, funds, or resources to others in the industry is a great way to lead by example. 

If you’re unsure how to get started, let the Event.Gives team help! We have a huge network of amazing organizations of all types; trust us to connect you with the perfect fit.

Book a call with one of our Customer Success Coaches today!

Challenge time! Double the donation.

If you (or your team) have the means, offer a donation match for any donations made on National Nonprofit Day or during your NND event. This is a rewarding way to get your network interacting and to invest in organizations hand in hand with you!

5. Put on a campaign or event through Event.Gives

What better way to celebrate than with an event itself?

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Event.Gives offers a 0% platform fee that is intuitive and easy-to-use for all participants! Not much time to plan? Event.Gives is simple enough that you can create an event in the morning and hold the event the same night!

Whatever your event needs, Event.Gives has a feature and a solution to help. Connect with your network and maximize engagement with our suite of fundraising tools.

We celebrate nonprofit organizations each day at Event.Gives. Today, we encourage you to showcase how special the causes and people behind nonprofits are. Let us help you make your National NonProfit Day celebration extra special!

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