A #GivingTuesday Challenge

GivingTuesday Heart#GivingTuesday is when thousands of people “will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.”  Since every day is a giving day at The Pollination Project,  we couldn’t be happier spending the day celebrating generosity and encouraging people to give.

The Pollination Project is a grant making organization that encourages individuals to go out and change the world and give in whatever form they can. In honor of #GivingTuesday, The Pollination Project has decided not to ask  for donations but instead to join #GivingTuesday and challenge ourselves to give.

#GivingTuesday, Pollination style, on Facebook, 10-6pm pacific.

We decided to challenge ourselves and host #GivingTuesday, Pollination style, on our Facebook page. Our staff and other members of our team will take time out of running the Pollination Project for the day to offer you resources, tips and ideas from our various area of expertise.  Join us tomorrow for this special event!

Here’s our #GivingTuesday Schedule. Join us on Facebook by posting questions and comments and we’ll be there to respond to you all day long!

Are you doing something inspiring on #GivingTuesday? Please tweet us (@pollinationproj) or leave a message on our Facebook posts if you’d like us to share your giving or fundraising efforts today!

Here’s how you can participate.

All times below are PACIFIC STANDARD TIME:

giving tuesday schedule

Breakdown of Activities

10am-6pm  SURPRISES!

Post something about giving on twitter, instagram, linkedin facebook or other social media, and use #tpp and #givehappy in your post.  We’ll reply back with prizes and surprises just for you.

10-11am  Grant Applications 411 with James

Join our Grant Administrator who sorts through hundreds of applications a month, evaluating and reviewing each and every one! He is a wealth of knowledge and can help you gain some insider tips and tricks on what our evaluation teams are looking for.  Come with your questions about budget, values, plans, or anything else that has been hard to answer when you fill out our grant application.

11am-12pm  Healthy & Happy Cooking with Julia Butterfly Hill

Here’s a secret fact about author and activist Julia Butterfly Hill. Many of us know how she sat in an ancient redwood tree for 2 years to protect it. Nearly a million people have read her bestselling book, Legacy of Luna. But how many people know that one of Julia’s greatest passions is cooking delicious, nutritious, planet happy food?  Julia is a well loved cook who has run restaurants, catered, given cooking classes, provided nutrition and lifestyle coaching for people who want to adopt a more compassionate, joyful and healthy diet.  Julia is joining us on facebook for your questions about transitioning to a plant based diet, cooking ideas, tips and what to make with that weird vegetable in your fridge.  For people who are already eating a primarily plant based and healthful diet, she will answer your questions about how to inspire others to want to participate with you!

11:30-1:30pm  All about Nonprofits:
Fundraising, engagement and operations advice with TPP Executive Director, Alissa Hauser

  • Are you working on a fundraising pitch and want some feedback about it?
  • Do you have questions about starting, launching or developing a nonprofit?
  • Are you wondering about how to better engage your donors, members, and other supporters

Come and pick Alissa’s brain!

2-3pm IT, Web and SEO advice from Joshua, our IT Analyst

Joshua can answer questions to help guide you through finding the best plugins for your needs. Help do a site speed audit to make sure your site runs as fast as possible. Review your websie and give you 2-3 basic SEO tips to get more traffic to your website/ blog.

3-4pm Mindfulness, Business & Generosity with Ariel Nessel, TPP Founder

Come and share your story, get advice about starting and running your own business, starting a meditation practice, deepening your generosity practices, or talk with Ari about the challenges of integrating spiritual life and the business world.

4-6pm Love Bombs with TPP Associate Director, Julie Santos

Didn’t give on #GivingTuesday?  It’s not too late. Create social media love bombs with our Associate Director, Julie Santos! Even if you are too busy, broke or tired to give, Julie has some simple tips that will encourage you to give and get those giving creativity juices flowing.


Hope to see you tomorrow on social media!  

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