Giving Tuesday… Can It Scale To $1 Billion This Year?

Been thinking about ways for philanthropy to make quantum leaps (not just incremental steps) to take on and solve some of the big problems we face – around the world and right in our little corners of the world.

So I’ve been thinking about Giving Tuesday.  In one sense, it’s been around for three years now.  In another sense, it’s been around for just three days.  Last year, nearly $50 million was raised on Giving Tuesday with contributions from nearly 300,000 donors.  I’m wondering about scale.  Here’s the question:  What would it take to scale up Giving Tuesday to reach $1 billion dollars this year, with five million donors around the world?  

We have time to figure this out.  So, let’s do it!  I’d be interested in hearing what you think about how this can be accomplished…

 

About ted sudol

Ted Sudol brings a cross-disciplinary perspective to his work in philanthropy & fundraising. Currently Managing Director at CARTER, a professional firm dedicated to advancing philanthropy worldwide, he has nearly four decades as a fundraiser, lawyer, executive, communicator and consultant in the voluntary, public and private sectors. From local to global, his work with educational, healthcare, arts & cultural, and community organizations ranges from designing new ventures, campaign readiness plans, and complex gift strategies for high net worth families to rebuilding and repositioning projects. His specialty is bringing together diverse parties in innovative collaborations. He devises simple approaches for complex matters to achieve successful outcomes. A graduate of Georgetown and Temple Law School, he currently serves on the board for AFP Shenandoah Valley Chapter, the AFP International Education Advisory Council, and the Virginia FundRaising Institute's Planning Committee. He has been a long-time board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County, Virginia.
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