Support Safety for Survivors this May …and Beyond
April 22, 2020
On May 5, 2020 people around the world are coming together to celebrate Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving and community created as an emergency response to the unprecedented needs caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) will be participating in Giving Tuesday Now by continuing to raise awareness about how the pandemic is impacting survivors and advocates, while raising much-needed funds to help continue its rapid COVID-response work.
- Send Support From Home. If you are in the position to do so, please consider making a donation to NNEDV anytime between now and May 5.
- Connect with Others at Home. Consider starting a Facebook fundraiser today – or asking a friend to start one – to support NNEDV on Giving Tuesday Now. Starting a Facebook fundraiser is an easy way to support NNEDV and raise awareness about domestic violence. Use our toolkit below for sample language and graphics to help you get started on your fundraiser.
- Build a Supportive Virtual Community. Share information and resources about domestic violence with your online communities. NNEDV’s resource hub for COVID-19 has a variety of tip sheets and information that could be helpful, such as our tip sheet for helping a friend experiencing domestic abuse during COVID-19 or our guide for preventing “Zoom-Bombing.”
Facebook Fundraiser Toolkit
Creating a fundraiser on Facebook to support NNEDV is quick and easy. Follow these simple steps:
- Log in to Facebook and click here.
- Fill in your fundraising goal and select a deadline (1-2 weeks is usually recommended).
- Choose a fundraiser title and share why you are supporting NNEDV.
- For example, “Support #Safety4Survivors this Giving Tuesday Now” or “Join Me in Supporting NNEDV this Giving Tuesday Now.”
- Share why you are supporting NNEDV.
- Some ways you can explain this can include: “Supporting safety for survivors is important to me because…” and “Ending domestic violence is an important issue for me because…”
- You can also copy and paste the following:
Join me in supporting the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), an organization working to end domestic violence. While many of us are safer at home during COVID-19, that may not be the case for victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence is about power and control. When survivors are forced to stay home or in close proximity to their abuser, an abuser can use any tool to exert control over their victim.For more than 30 years, NNEDV has supported survivors and advocates through national emergencies, and we are doing the same through COVID-19. NNEDV is working with state and national partners to ensure that local domestic violence programs have the support they need to keep doors open and survivors safe through this pandemic, and beyond. With your support, NNEDV can continue to provide emergency assistance to domestic violence programs so survivors can continue to receive life-saving services. One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime and an average of three women are killed by an intimate partner every day. Together, we can change these statistics. Please join me in supporting NNEDV today – whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps!
- Choose a cover photo. Consider using an image from NNEDV.
- Click create.
Once you have created your Facebook fundraiser, spread the word!
- Share your fundraiser with five or more friends.
- Post a link to your fundraiser on your Facebook page.
Top Tips for Hosting a Facebook Fundraiser
- Consider offering something to incentivize your donors – a handmade card, a personal message, or even a comment that will make them laugh when they donate.
- Set a reasonable goal and increase it as you go – this not only incentivizes people to give, but makes sure Facebook’s built-in notification tools are working for you and your fundraiser.
- Consider posting updates every day or two to share more with your network about why this cause is important to you, what donating to NNEDV means to you, or to share facts and statistics about domestic violence.