Lead GivingEveryTuesday

Schools + Universities


Ideas for universities, schools, and students for how to participate in GivingTuesday

  • Teach a lesson in giving back (find lessons for younger students at GivingTuesdaySpark.org)
  • Get students involved in fundraising efforts
  • Have students lend their skills to a nonprofit or community organization
  • Encourage giving with incentives and matches
  • Empower students to give back to their community


How Schools + Universities Participate in GivingTuesday

Case Studies

Get Students Involved in Fundraising Efforts

Tufts University raised $2.46 million from 8,684 donors, exceeding both dollars and donor goals. Their development team creatively
worked with students to accomplish their goals, inviting students from different athletic teams do call nights, and offering matching
gifts for fundraisers who raised the most. They engaged student volunteers to encourage student giving with booths around campus
and strategically placed QR codes for students to scan and give on the spot.

Spread Awareness for Generosity

Hartwick College students painted "The Wall," a retaining wall at the edge of their campus to say "GivingTuesday - Support Your Community" The property belongs to the town, but it's a long-standing tradition that students from the two local colleges (Hartwick and SUNY College at Oneonta) take turns painting it to promote various events and raise public awareness.

Encourage Student Volunteering

The 2nd & 7 Foundation promotes reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging
young athletes to pay it forward. On GivingTuesday, the Foundation partnered with local youth athletic teams for young
athletes to #PayItForward. Coaches signed up their student athletes and brought books to classrooms and read for elementary
school students in the Columbus, Ohio area

How to Promote + Participate in GivingTuesday


Ready to join schools + universities around the world to create a wave of radical generosity? Use these resources to plan, promote, and rally your students + alumni to use their power of radical generosity on GivingTuesday.