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GivingTuesday for Schools + Universities


Generosity ideas for universities, schools, and students:

  • Teach a lesson in giving back (find lessons for younger students at GivingTuesdaySpark.org)
  • Get students involved in fundraising efforts
  • Encourage students lend their skills to a nonprofit or community organization
  • Inspire giving to your school with incentives and matches
  • Empower students to give back to their community and give them class credit for doing so?


How Schools + Universities Participate in GivingTuesday

Case Studies

Organize Service Projects

Organize service projects to instill in students that community service and giving are a way of life.

Introduce Students to the Social Sector

At a suburban Chicago school, 8th grade students spent the entire day engaging in a variety of service learning projects focusing on empathy, civic responsibility, and global citizenship. Students could pick from different projects: donating a dollar to charity to tape a teacher to a wall, making blankets for ALS patients, to creating centerpiece for the nursing home holiday party.

Rally Alumni with #WhenAlumniGive

Led by GivingTuesdayKenya, #WhenAlumniGive is a campaign to mobilize university and higher education alumni from around the world to share all of the ways they contribute to society through time, talent, treasure, and testimony. Make a TikTok, make a meme! Tell us what your school means to you and why you're giving back - be sure to use the hashtag #WhenAlumniGive!

When Alumni GIve

Get Students Involved in Fundraising Efforts

Strathmore University in Kenya mobilized their students on GivingTuesday to raise KES 108,697 for their scholarship fund.

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.