5 Easy Ways to Support Breastfeed Chicago This #GivingTuesday

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Giving Tuesday Supporter Toolkit

Our organization has been hard at work this year creating new partnerships, training health professionals, advocating for breastfeeding support across the Chicago area, and answering thousands of questions on our online breastfeeding support group. With your continued support, we hope to grow our impact in 2018 to make Chicago the most breastfeeding-friendly city in the nation!

Giving Tuesday, a nationwide day of giving celebrated the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is an important part of our fundraising efforts. This year, our goal is to reach a record 200 donors! 

You’re an important part of helping us reach this goal!

Below, you’ll find easy to use resources to help your #GivingTuesday fundraising campaign. If you think you need some additional help, please feel free to leave a comment or send an email to [email protected].

1. Make a Donation!

It’s not too early to make a tax-deductible donation to Breastfeed Chicago’s #GivingTuesday campaign! Every bit helps and it’s easy to donate! Just visit our online donation page at https://www.ilgive.com/organizations/breastfeed-chicago to give.

Prefer to mail a check? Email [email protected] for details.

2. Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Join our booster club by setting your own personal goal and rallying friends and family around the cause! In just a few steps, you can create a fundraising page for Breastfeed Chicago on Facebook – and Facebook will match donations starting at 8 a.m. EST on Tuesday!

To get started, click “Raise Money” at  https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers and and select “Nonprofit.” Then type Breastfeed Chicago in the next screen and select Breastfeed Chicago.

Need help setting up your page? Email [email protected]

Be sure to post about your fundraiser in social media posts during Giving Tuesday and the days leading up to it. You’ll find some sample social media posts below.

3. Join the Thunderclap

Thunderclap lets groups rise above the “noise” of social media by synchronizing their messages to make the greatest impacts. Join us all in telling your friends that you’re donating #MilkMoney to support moms and babies in Chicago on November 28 by signing up for our Thunderclap. On November 28th, this message will post to your favorite social media channel reminding your followers to donate to Breastfeed Chicago!

Thunderclap message
Automatically share this message in unison with others when you sign up!

4. Post on Social Media

Whether you choose a personal fundraising page or share our general campaign, here are some social media posts and images to help your spread the word!

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Click to download the graphics above.

Twitter:

Join me on #GivingTuesday this November 28th to help raise #MilkMoney for Chicago #breastfeeding support! [insert link to personal donation page or https://www.ilgive.com/organizations/breastfeed-chicago]

You know Black Friday & Cyber Monday. What about #GivingTuesday? Find out why I’m raising #MilkMoney for @BFChicago: [insert link to personal donation page or https://www.ilgive.com/organizations/breastfeed-chicago]

Love babies? Love #Chicago? This #GivingTuesday, let’s raise #MilkMoney for Breastfeed Chicago at [insert link to personal donation page or https://www.ilgive.com/organizations/breastfeed-chicago]

Facebook:

Celebrate the spirit of giving this #GivingTuesday! What’s Giving Tuesday? It’s your opportunity to bring breastfeeding support and advocacy to #Chicago parents & babies. Donate here: [insert link to personal donation page or https://www.ilgive.com/organizations/breastfeed-chicago]

Here’s a picture of {YOUR BABY’S NAME} at just 2 days old. Thanks to the support from Breastfeed Chicago, we were able to overcome her problems latching and breastfeed for 16 months! Help me bring breastfeeding support to more moms and babies by supporting my #MilkMoney campaign on November 28th for #GivingTuesday: [Insert link to personal donation page or https://www.ilgive.com/organizations/breastfeed-chicago]

Help me bring breastfeeding advocacy and support to moms and babies across the #Chicago area. Today is #GivingTuesday and I’m seeking at least 5 donations. Please donate at:  [insert link to personal donation page or https://www.ilgive.com/organizations/breastfeed-chicago]

MyGivingStory

Share #MyGivingStory

Tell why you donate on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #MyGivingStory and #MilkMoney. Bonus: Include a picture of yourself, your loved one, or a baby who has benefitted from Breastfeed Chicago’s resources.

Thank You Posts

Don’t forget to give thanks to those who gave! For use on your social media pages and fundraising page:

Huge shout out to [insert names/name] for donating and supporting #GivingTuesday and my #MilkMoney campaign. There’s still time friends…donate today: [insert link to personal donation page]

Thank you for your help this #GivingTuesday! You’re helping make Chicago the most breastfeeding-friendly city in the country!

5. Printable Flyer

Share the excitement of Giving Tuesday with friends both on and offline! Click to download this printable flyer:

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