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East Texas Giving Day Kick Off Party Friday, January 10, 2020 2-4pm

ETCF will host a East Texas Giving Day Kick Off Party on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the East Texas Food Bank, Volunteer Center in Tyler, Texas.

Come learn what is new for this year’s event and hear from past participants as they share their success stories.

East Texas Giving Day Kick Off Party
Friday, January 10, 2020  2-4pm
East Texas Food Bank, Volunteer Center
3201 Robertson Road, Tyler, TX 75701

Click here to register.

East Texas Giving Day Regional Training Opportunities
ETCF host regional seminars for area nonprofits that want to be a part of East Texas Giving Day. Information provided at these meetings includes registration info, marketing and best practices. Click on the links below to register:

Lufkin, Texas
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
10:00-11:00 am
The Community Room of the Lufkin Chamber of Commerce
1615 S Chestnut St.

Longview, Texas
Thursday, January 16, 2020
10:00-11:00 am
Longview Community Library
222 W Cotton St

Paris, Texas
Thursday, January 22, 2020
10:00-11:00 am
The Loft 123
123 Clarksville St.

Online Webinar
Thursday, January 23, 2020
10:00-11:00 am

Athens, Texas
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
8:00-9:00 am
The Texan- A Landmark Venue
209 E. Tyler St.
Please note- This training is part of a 1/2 day seminar planned for Henderson County nonprofits.

Texarkana, Texas
11:30 am -12:30 pm
Caddo Area BSA
24 Lynwood Dr.

Mount Pleasant, Texas
12:00 -1:00 pm
Jo’s Downtown
102 N. Jefferson Ave.

Matching Funds- Webinar Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11-12pm

This online session will explain how and why matching funds are important to your Giving Day campaign, how they will work within the system and  share proven strategies for obtaining a matching gift.

You will also hear a success story or two from past participants on how matching funds helped their organization reach their fundraising goals.

Matching Funds Webinar
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11-12pm

Click here to register

Messaging to Rally Your Community! Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11-12pm

In this hands-on workshop, Karie Price, Brand Messaging Coach will share with you how to figure out what your community wants and values, so you can incorporate that into your “fight song”.

This webinar is designed to help you create engaging content that rallies the community to support your mission before, during, and after East Texas Giving Day.

Bonus!- Register below for part 2 of this session on March 24, 2020

Messaging Webinar
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 11am – 12pm

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Social Media Basics Tuesday, February 25, 2019 11-12pm

This seminar will provide basic information on incorporating Facebook into your Giving Day campaign.

ETCF is proud to partner with M Roberts Media for this webinar.

Social Media Basics
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11-12pm

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Social Media Advanced Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11-12pm

This seminar will provide tips on how to best incorporate social media into your Giving Day campaign. The session will touch on more advanced efforts of creating content for your page, organic reach and ads.

ETCF is proud to partner with M Roberts Media to provide this training.

Social Media Advanced Webinar

Tuesday, March 17th, 11am -12pm

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Messaging Part 2- Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11-12pm

Messaging Part 2- Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11-12pm

Conveying your message to your audience is essential to fundraising. Karie Price, Brand Messaging Coach, first presented to ETGD participants on February 18th sharing strategies on how to create content that rallies your community and how to incorporate that into your “fight song”.

This follow up Q&A session will provide you targeted support and  put into action everything you’ve learned.

Messaging Webinar Follow up
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 11am – 12pm

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Prizes Webinar! Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11am

Prizes are a fun part of Giving Day and could help your nonprofit motivate donors to give on this special day. This webinar will reveal the complete prize list as well as share how other organizations have won them in the past.

Prizes Webinar
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 11am

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East Texas Giving Day Recap