Giving Tuesday Fundraiser Toolkit

Thank you for stepping up as a volunteer fundraiser for the Feminist Press this Giving Tuesday! This is a chance for our community to come together and make a huge collective impact, spreading the word far and wide about the importance of intersectional feminist publishing and raising crucial funds to support our mission.

This page has everything you need to launch your own Giving Tuesday online fundraiser. Please contact Sophia with any questions along the way—email sophia[at]feministpress[dot]org or call 212-817-7930.

Step 1: Create your free fundraiser via Give Lively.

Our Giving Tuesday fundraising tech is powered by Give Lively, a 100% free service designed especially to support nonprofits.

Click here to create your own Giving Tuesday fundraiser. You’ll be prompted to enter a name, email, and password to set up your free account.

Then, you’ll get a chance to personalize your fundraiser. You can always edit your fundraiser details later on. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out Sophia’s own fundraiser here!

*Add a note: Why are you passionate about this campaign? In a few sentences, tell your community what the Feminist Press means to you. The more personal, the better! You might describe the impact of a favorite book, an event, an experience working with us, our overall mission, or anything about our work that resonates with you.

*Set a fundraising goal. We suggest an initial goal of $100, but please feel free to set your goal higher or lower. You can always adjust your goal later.

Click the SAVE button and your fundraiser is ready to go!

Step 2: Start sharing your fundraiser!

Once your fundraiser is created, Give Lively will send you an automatic email with your fundraiser URL and links to instantly share your fundraiser on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Save this email for reference.

Starting now through Giving Tuesday on November 27, let your friends, family, and social networks know about your participation in this special giving day. Share the link to your fundraiser far and wide: via email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, shouting from mountaintops, whatever works best for you and your community. You can post as much or as little as you like, but the more you post, the more likely you are to reach your goal. As you get closer to the goal, it’s fun to post updates about how much you have left to go! Consider adding a few quick video updates as well.

Please feel free to get creative with your promotion. You’re also welcome to borrow freely from our sample templates and share the graphic below. Just remember to tag us @FeministPress and use hashtag #GivingTuesday.

Step 3: Thank your supporters.

Every single donation means the world to us. We’re grateful to your community for pitching in to support our mission, and to you for helping us reach them! Please thank your donors with a quick email or social post to let them know how important their contribution is to our mission. We’ll also be thanking them on your behalf!

PLUS: For you, our champion volunteer fundraisers, our gratitude knows no bounds. We’ll be sending you a special gift to thank you for all your hard work!