September 20th marks the tenth annual North Texas Giving Day, the largest community-wide giving event in the nation. Nearly $200 million dollars have been raised through Giving Day, strengthening nonprofits to build safer, more vibrant neighborhoods in the North Texas community.
Genesis Women’s Shelter relies on Giving Day to raise critical funds for women and children who have experienced domestic violence. Genesis was created to give women in abusive situations a way out, and for more than 30 years, has been her first step in finding safety, shelter and support.
Today, we ask you to join us in our mission in one of two ways:
By contributing to Genesis on Giving Day, you are actively deciding to be her first step away from domestic violence. Scheduled giving started today, so make your donation now! Every contribution makes a huge difference in providing everything she will need on her journey to an abuse-free life:
- A donation of just $30 affords her a warm meal and a safe night of sleep at our emergency shelter;
- A $50 contribution provides a welcome kit complete with everything she may need to start rebuilding her dignity; and
- $100 covers the cost of a counseling session with masters-level therapist so she can take her first steps toward healing.
This year, thanks to the generosity of our partner RSM US LLP, your support will go even further. To challenge and inspire others to give, RSM is our Giving Day matching funds donor! So don’t wait – be her first step away from domestic violence today!
Set up a FUNdraising page
To help nonprofits raise even more money and easily utilize networks, FUNdraising pages are a new Giving Day feature this year. You help us by creating a FUNdraising page to leverage your network to raise money for Genesis!
How it works:
- Create a page
Visit the Genesis Giving Day page, scroll down and click on the blue button that says “Create Fundraising Page.”
- Create a page, or log in
Click the green button “Create Profile” and fill out the appropriate information. If you already have a donor account from a previous North Texas Giving Day, you will skip the “Create Profile” step and simply log in.
- Fill out your page
Fill out your fundraiser details! Select Genesis as the organization, type in your page title, and create a unique URL link.
Once you are satisfied with your FUNdraiser details, click the box at the bottom of the page, “Submit FUNdraising Page for Approval.” If you would like to link to the Genesis Giving Day video, copy the following URL and paste it into the “FUNdraiser Video (URL)” field: https://youtu.be/qabKeT-sgzI
Share your page with your network! Scheduled giving has already started, so go ahead and share your custom URL with your networks. Write emails, create social media posts… get creative! Just make sure to submit your FUNdraising page before the deadline of next Friday, Sept. 14.
Sometimes you just want a human to help you. If you have any questions about setting up a FUNdraising page or anything else related to Giving Day, please contact Amy Ridings at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214.389.7702.
Written by Amy Ridings, director of communications at Genesis Women’s Shelter