Many of you will have been involved in last year’s #YouMadeItHappen – an opportunity for voluntary sector organisations to say thank you to their supporters and to show them the difference their money and time has made, as well as showing the impact we make as a sector.
2018 was the first year of the campaign, and it was a brilliant success. Charities up and down the country, from small and local, to large national and international organisations, took the time to share with their supporters how their support was making a difference.
Building on the learning from last year’s campaign, #YouMadeItHappen will be even bigger and better for 2019.
This year’s campaign
First of all, this campaign will begin a little earlier this year on 11 October 2019 .
Join in across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram all day on 11 October by thinking of the messages you want to highlight and using the hashtag #YouMadeItHappen.
The key is to make sure your supporters see you saying thank you. Get everyone to notice the hashtag and see the amazing organisations they and their friends and family are supporting, as well as the huge range of work charities do.
Focus on providing stories and statistics that illustrate the difference your supporters make. This is not about raising money or getting more volunteers signing up, it is about simply saying ‘thank you’ to those who have already donated their time and money, as well as showing them exactly what that time and money is achieving for your mission.