Here are two great sites that are encouraging people to help charities, without necessarily having to give donations.
While as a fundraiser I am mostly interested in the donations we need to consider how we can continue to keep people engaged in our cause even at a time when they cant make a donation. Of course the results have to be of real value to your organisation but perhaps they can take on tasks that have typically cost you money. Worth thinking about.
The first is The GiveList which is “a resource of ways to support communities and causes this holiday season* that don’t necessarily require writing a check. We all know it’s rough out there this year, but that also means that the needs of people and communities are also greater than every. There are a lot of ways that a creative do-gooder can continue to help heal the world. And we’re betting, actually praying, that you know a bunch of ways to help. Share ’em.”
The second is Festive Favours, and they have an advent calendar with a new favour every day, you can check out the favours and choose one that suits you. Great idea and a really nice site.