Giving Tuesday 2022: GroupRaise Fundraising Challenge

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Every Giving Tuesday, individuals, communities, nonprofits, and corporations come together in the name of social good. It’s an opportunity for charitable organizations to promote greater awareness of their work and their social action campaigns. In honor of this important day, GroupRaise decided to do something a little bit different to celebrate Giving Tuesday 2022.

Giving Tuesday is rooted in the simple idea that every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to offer. It is a day that encourages people to do good, whether that be in collaboration with a nonprofit, or as an individual.

Last year, during this important day, GroupRaise organized a fundraising challenge to help their community to boost and spread the word about their fundraising campaigns and engage with their supporters. 

Read on to find out more about the Giving Tuesday Fundraising Challenge!

The Giving Tuesday Fundraising Challenge

To celebrate Giving Tuesday 2022, GroupRaise launched a fundraising challenge with the Digital Dozens program to further promote acts of giving back .

The Digital Dozens fundraising program is a partnership between GroupRaise and Krispy Kreme that allows organizations and individuals to raise funds for their causes, by purchasing some delicious dozens of Original Glazed donuts. 

Read more about the Digital Dozens program here.

During the challenge the top 10 Digital Dozens fundraising campaigns that sold the most dozens for their cause, would receive an extra donation from GroupRaise.

Through this initiative in a single day, over 2,000 dozens were sold which resulted in over $15,000 in donations for local organizations across the country. Each dollar went toward supporting students, community engagement, research, and much more. Our organizers went above and beyond and we’re eager to highlight their achievements:

  • Almost 200 organizations rose the call to take part in the 2022 Giving Tuesday fundraising challenge;
  • All top 10 selling organizations sold over 50 dozens for their cause; 
  • 4 organizations sold over 100 Krispy Kreme dozens.

Winners

The top 10 organizations who received a bonus donation:

  1. Theta Tau – Virginia (153 dozens)
  2. Brown Station PTA – Maryland (151 dozens)
  3. Daniel Webster Elementary PTA – New York (110 dozens)
  4. Humorology – ​​Wisconsin (106 dozens)
  5. Operation Care and Comfort – California (76 dozens)
  6. Wake Forest UMC and Village Church Rolesville UMYF – North Carolina (74 dozens)
  7. Hebron Band – Texas (70 dozens)
  8. PFHS Swim – Virginia (68 dozens)
  9. Mountain Vista Booster Club Girls Basketball – Colorado (53 dozens)
  10. Immaculata Catholic School – North Carolina (51 dozens)

Leaderboard for Giving Tuesday 2022 Digital Dozens Challenge

Successful Stories

This section is dedicated to the stories behind some of these campaigns, the causes and people that they helped last year.

Theta Tau – Virginia

Theta Tau at James Madison University is a growing professional engineering fraternity with a major focus on community service, professional development, and brotherhood. 

With this fundraiser, they wanted to provide their brothers with more opportunities as well as getting the means to serve their community more.

Their campaign was a success exceeding the established goal, and they also won the first place on the ranking.

Theta Tau's Digital Dozens Fundraising Campaign Page

Humorology – Wisconsin

Humorology, or “Humo” for short, is an annual musical/variety show that takes place at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in April of each year.

Humorology has been a UW- Madison tradition since 1947, touching the lives of students and the community through the friendships they make and the money they raise for local non-profits.

Their campaign was a big hit last year and they won an extra $100 bonus donation! Check it out below.

Humorology's Digital Dozens Fundraising Campaign Page

Brown Station PTA – Maryland

Brown Station PTA were raising money to help their PTA fund extra things for their school. They help with field trips, assemblies, teacher reimbursements and more. 

All of the money raised went to help fund these initiatives. And they absolutely killed it on the Giving Tuesday fundraising challenge with over 110 dozen sold and an extra $500 bonus donation!

Brown Station PTA's Digital Dozens Fundraising Campaign Page

Operation Care and Comfort – California

Operation Care and Comfort’s nationally recognized programs support troops, veterans and their families while serving in conflict regions, while serving on humanitarian missions, and when they return home.

The funds from this fundraising campaign were to ship packages to their troops and support local military families and veterans.

Their campaign was a success exceeding the established goal with over 70 dozen sold and an extra $100 bonus donation!

Operation Care and Comfort's Digital Dozens Fundraising Campaign Page

Hebron Band – Texas

The mission of the Hebron Band is to achieve the highest standards of music education and music performance; facilitate the musical enrichment of the student membership of Hebron High and its feeder schools, promote the place and value of music in their community.

The Hebron Band was raising funds to provide updated equipment and instruments for their award-winning band.  

Their campaign was a success last year and they won an extra $100 bonus donation! Check it out below.

Hebron Band's Digital Dozens Fundraising Campaign Page

If you want to check the stories behind each fundraising campaign, visit the leaderboard and check it out!

Giving Thanks (to you)!

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the Giving Tuesday Giveaway. It really is a testament to the power of giving and the dedication that our communities bring every day.

But it doesn’t end here; the opportunity to host a Krispy Kreme Digital Dozens fundraising campaign still stands in 2023!

If you’re looking to support a good cause or an organization that you’re a part of, be sure to check out the GroupRaise and  Krispy Kreme Digital Dozens fundraising campaign. 

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