#ILGiveBig Resource Center

We urge you to take advantage of these resources to help you in reaching your #ILGiveBig goals.

Eventbrite Online Fundraising Platform

Eventbrite is waiving its fees for nonprofit fundraising from Dec. 1-6, 2014. Simply go to their #GivingTuesday webpage and hit "Create a Fundraiser," then click "Accept" to allow Eventbrite to access your information. Note that credit card fees will still be charged to you.

DonorPath's Fundraising Readiness Project

DonorPath's Fundraising Readiness Project tool is free for 30 days to #ILGiveBig participants. The tool is designed to help you plan, launch, and guide your #ILGiveBig fundraising effort. Read more and sign up for the tool here. After the 30-day free period, you have the option of continuing the service with DonorPath on a paid basis.

CrowdRise Online Fundraising Platform

If you don't currently have an online fundraising web page where supporters can give to your organization on December 2, we have set up a CrowdRise page dedicated to the #ILGiveBig campaign. To learn more about CrowdRise, click here. To learn how to set up your fundraising web page, click here. Note: It is free to create your CrowdRise web page. However, for nonprofit campaigns, CrowdRise takes a fee of at most 3% before funds are sent to you, unless donors choose to cover the fees. Your credit card company also deducts their standard rate (usually 2.9% plus $0.30) for each donation. Read the full explanation of costs on this page.

Overview, Ideas, and FAQs

#ILGiveBig Day-Of Preparation Tips -- don't know what to expect on the day of Dec. 2? These tips and tricks from those who have run a #GivingTuesday campaign will help you be prepared.

Recording and slide deck (.pdf) from Donors Forum's Nov. 6 webinar, "#ILGiveBig: Simple Ways Your Nonprofit Can Fundraise Like the Wind"

Recording and slide deck (.pdf) from Donors Forum's Nov. 10 webinar, "Ready, Set, #ILGiveBig!"

Overview of Donors Forum's #ILGiveBig Initiative (.pdf)

Ideas for Nonprofits (.pdf) -- so you don't have to re-invent the wheel!

FAQ for Individuals, Families, or Students (.pdf)

FAQ for Businesses (.pdf)

#ILGiveBig FAQ (.pdf) -- You have questions, we have answers!


Download the #ILGiveBig logo (.jpg)

Download the #ILGiveBig email banner (.jpg)

Customizable Press Release

Customize this release for your organization (.doc)

Toolkits (.pdf and video)

The Short & Sweet Guide to #ILGiveBig (.pdf) -- includes a to z advice, sample tweets and Facebook posts, and much more. Prepared by Campbell + Company.

Giving Day Summer School (video)

Top Strategies for #ILGiveBig (video)