Top Ten Ways To Get Involved!

Giving DuPage Days 2021 is finally here! Make history with this special event for our LOCAL nonprofit community.

This year, 100+ local nonprofit organizations are participating in this event and our goal is to raise over $300,000 for these worthy causes. Join our team of outreach angels to use your voice, influence, reach and networks to help spread the word, reach tens of thousands of people and create awareness for over 100 worthy nonprofit causes. 

Together, we will send a message of hope to many charities that feed hungry people, provide educational programs deliver health & wellness programs, serve veterans, help families who are struggling, give seniors the support they need, protect neglected animals, provide housing and many other important services to our DuPage residents.

This event is 100% online, so help us break through the chatter to share about this amazing event. We're looking to get over 5,000 posts before donations open on April 26 and go strong through the last day of April 30!

The accomplishments we cherish most are those we achieve in partnership with others. Thanks for taking this journey of generosity with us! 

#1 - Add 'Proud To Support' To Email Signature

Copy/paste this image into your email signature options. This one change will create tremendous awareness for the event and reach thousands of people and organizations.


#2 - Change Your Social Media Cover Photo

Show your support on social channels with a new cover photo. What an easy way to create awareness for 100+ charities and let everyone know about this feel-good event with one photo swap

Cover Photo 1

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Cover Photo 2

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#3 - Let's get social people! (online, of course)

Calling all social media heros on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram! Imagine if thousands of people were posting & sharing about a charitable event to help 100+ local charities..... Starting now, through April 30, post a new image leading up to start of event on April 26, with your own inspirational note. Goal is to post every 3 or 4 days and tag 5-10 different friends every time. Social Sharing FOR GOOD!

Social Share Image Bundle

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InstaStory Graphics

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#4 - Who doesn't love animation?

If sharing animated GIFs is more up your alley, we've got you covered too! Here's 2 images for individuals and 2 for businesses :)

Individual Gif #1

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Individual Gif #2

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Business Gif #1

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Business Gif #2

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#5 - Join the Events on Social

Let's kick off the 1st day when donations go live on April 26. Join the events at Facebook and LinkedIn - don't forget to share and invite others!



#6 - Send Emails Or Share Newsletter Article

Help us share about this awesome event to raise $300,000 by sending a few emails to friends, family, colleagues, your faith or community group. Here's some email templates or a sample newsletter article. Thanks for helping reach inboxes around the County!



#7 - My Favorite Charity Is.... and I Give Because....

PICK A Favorite Charity. Then PRINT. WRITE. PHOTO. POST with this 'I Give Because' poster. That's how easy it is to share the LOVE for your favorite participating charity! If you prefer video, then make a 30-sec video and tell us about a cause that matters to you or why you love Giving DuPage Days!

I Give Because... Poster

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#8 - 'I WILL GIVE' cards

If you plan to make a gift, post the 'I WILL GIVE' card to your social networks right away - let's create momentum before 1st day of giving on April 26!

I Will Give Graphic 1

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I Will Give Graphic 2

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I Will Give Gif

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#9 - Share & RT a few times every week through April 30!

Giving DuPage is posting to our social channels every day through April 30. It's easy to comment, share, RT from our channels - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram - and use #GDDays2021. Our Social Tagboard which goes live during the event will pull the feed from both Twitter and Instagram! 



#10 - Every gift is a blessing!

Make a gift - any amount is greatly appreciated and is true blessing. Or consider becoming a fundraiser to support a great cause. Search for charities and select the 'fundraise' button at their profile. 1st Day of Giving begins on April 26 and we close at midnight April 30.



FIVE MORE IDEAS FOR GROUPS - go even further with philanthropy

Donate To Multiple Charities

Consider stretching your generosity by giving to multiple charities during donations. Super easy to split one large donation to a smaller donation to many charities. 1st Day of Giving begins on April 26 and we close at midnight April 30.


Become A Best Buddies In-Kind Partner

Does your organization have a large membership, or does your company employ hundreds of employees? We are looking for you to join our event as a 'Best Buddies' Partner. This is a high-recognition, FREE sponsorship with a commitment to help with outreach and promotion.

Here's requirements to be a 'Best Buddies In-Kind Partner':

  • Your organization agrees to send 2 email/e-blasts to your large audience - 1 of 2 emails must be sent on one of these dates Friday 4/23, Monday 4/26 or Tuesday 4/27
  • Post at least 3 times on social networks - 1 of 3 social media posts must be on Friday 4/23, Monday 4/26 or Tuesday 4/27

In exchange, we will:

  • share your logo in the 'Sponsors' section on website home page 
  • share your logo in 3 e-newsletters sent to over 14,000 subscribers
  • share your logo and tag your organization in our 'thank you' post on Giving DuPage social channels 

Interested? Please contact givingdupage@dupageco.org. We'd love to have many Best Buddies join our event to help hundreds of local charities!


'Share The Care' Bonus Pool

Make a gift to the Share The Care Bonus Pool. These funds are distributed to every participating charity as an extra pool of funds. A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated and is true blessing. Or consider becoming a fundraiser of the Bonus Pool, to support all the charities in one large pool. 


Set A Match Challenge

Make a gift - any amount is greatly appreciated and is true blessing. Or consider becoming a fundraiser to support a great cause. Search for charities and select the 'fundraise' button at their profile. Search for charities, pick a cause to provide a 'match or challenge' donation and then contact at givingdupage@dupageco.org so we can help you set it up.


Sponsor Partner

Make a gift - any amount is greatly appreciated and is true blessing. Or consider becoming a fundraiser to support a great cause. Search for charities and select the 'fundraise' button at their profile.