It’s okay.

You can still fundraise during the remaining 364 days of the year, especially during the last three days of the calendar year.

According to Network for Good’s Digital Giving Index, 12% of 2014 giving happened on the last three days of the year, with those days far-exceeding giving on #GivingTuesday.

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And according to a survey by The John Templeton Foundation and analytics firm Edelman Berland, only 18% of Americans are familiar with #GivingTuesday.

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This isn’t to say that it’s without merit, but don’t beat yourself up over choosing not to participate, or missing it entirely.

If you did participate, the real work is about to begin.

Steven Shattuck

Steven Shattuck

Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang
Steven Shattuck is Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang. A prolific writer and speaker, Steven is a contributor to "Fundraising Principles and Practice: Second Edition" and volunteers his time on the Project Work Group of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, is an AFP Center for Fundraising Innovation (CFI) committee member, and sits on the faculty of the Institute for Charitable Giving. He is the author of Robots Make Bad Fundraisers - How Nonprofits Can Maintain the Heart in the Digital Age, published by Bold and Bright Media.
Steven Shattuck