Giving Tuesday started in the UK in 2014. Charities use it in all sorts of different ways. Some ask for money or time. Others ask for action. (See Do something good this Giving Tuesday by Kirsty Marrins for some examples).
Others just say thank you. Here are some of the creative and lovely thank you’s I have seen today.
Mind’s staff read out messages from people who have been helped by Mind. At the end it says ‘We can’t thank you enough for helping us to give people a place to turn and a way forward’.
The Donkey Sanctuary said thank you to their supporters with lots of lovely pictures of donkeys.
War Child UK shared a thank you photo with children holding up letters and waving.
Refugee Action shared ‘thanks to you’ numbers showing how many people they had been able to help.
Marie Curie have been using lots of different ways to say thank you. Here they share statistics showing the impact of their work. Other tweets show them writing thank you letters. Members of staff talked about this on their personal twitter accounts too. And they made fab personal doodles.
The British Heart Foundation thanked their 68,000 event fundraisers and also tweeted a special thanks to the Marathon runners. They also tweeted personal thank you’s using gifs and red and white images to certain supporters. And the CEO Simon Gillespie tweeted his thanks to staff and volunteers.
Dogs Trust thanked their corporate partners, saying they were ‘wagtastic’.
How do you say thanks?
It is easy but important to say thank you. How do you do it?
A general thank you works well with an image or video to attract attention. These images, videos and actions are low cost and reasonably low-effort. You don’t need a big budget to say thank you well using social media.
Have you seen any other creative thanks today? Please do share them in the comments.
Thanks for reading 🙂