Social Media Guide

Below you’ll find a general timeline you can use to plan your social media calendar for #ILGive. Different time periods leading up to the day may require a more focused message to encourage nonprofits in your network to sign up, plan, promote, and prepare for the big day! Here are some helpful links you may want to include in your social media posts:


4 Months Out

The focus during this time is to get the nonprofits in your network to sign up and be a part of the big day on November 27th, 2018!


Facebook

  • Save the date: The second annual #ILGive is November 27th, 2018! You can be part of the celebration by giving to your favorite nonprofit on #ILGive. Visit https://www.ILGive.com to find out more and register your nonprofit!
  • Is your nonprofit ready for #ILGive? Register your organization on https://www.ILGive.com and join our state in celebrating YOU this November 27th!


Twitter

  • Are you ready to be a part of #ILGive? Sign up today to celebrate: https://www.ILGive.com
  • Is your nonprofit ready for #ILGive? https://www.ILGive.com
  • Register here today to be a part of the fun! https://www.ILGive.com
  • Mark your calendars for November 27th. It will be a day for everyone in State of Illinois to support philanthropy in our great community #ILGive

3 Months Out

As #ILGive gets closer you can put focus on both getting nonprofits to sign up and start to educate and prepare them for the big day!


Facebook

  • Have you signed your organization up for #ILGive on November 27th? Join the [X NUMBER] of nonprofits who have already signed up to be a part of this exciting day for ! Head to https://www.ILGive.com to get started and be a part of the fun!
  • Is your nonprofit ready for #ILGive? Register your organization on https://www.ILGive.com and join our community in celebrating YOU this November 27th!


Twitter

  • We’re getting pumped for the #ILGive! Join the conversation by following ILGive and liking the #ILGive page on FB!
  • Signed up for #ILGive already? You rock! Now check out the Nonprofit Toolkit on https://www.ILGive.com for tools and resources!
  • A little can go a long way when our community gets together and gives together on November 27th for #ILGive! Join the movement - register your organization today!
  • Don’t forget to sign up for a #ILGive Webinar! The next webinar is scheduled for [DATE AND TIME] and will focus on [TOPIC]. Sign up here: https://www.ILGive.com/info/workshops
  • Have you signed up for a #ILGive webinar yet? Learn how to prepare, promote and succeed this #ILGive - sign up here https://www.ILGive.com/info/workshops

2 Months Out

Once we're 2 months away from #ILGive, messaging should start to focus less on signing up and more about how to prepare for and promote the day


Facebook

  • Wow! #ILGive is only two months away! Is your nonprofit ready for the giving fun on November 27th? Check out the Nonprofit Toolkit on https://www.ILGive.com for tools and resources!
  • Hurry! There are only [X NUMBER] days left to sign your nonprofit up for #ILGive! Join the [X NUMBER] nonprofits who are already getting ready to celebrate #ILGive this November 27th! To learn more and sign up your organization head to https://www.ILGive.com


Twitter

  • Join the [X NUMBER] nonprofits signed up for #ILGive - register here https://www.ILGive.com
  • Have you checked out the #NonprofitToolkit on https://www.ILGive.com yet? Check out the tools to help you be a success on November 27th!
  • “My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.” – Jim Henson. What will you give to make the world better? #ILGive
  • Not sure where to begin planning for #ILGive? Head to the Nonprofit Toolkit on https://www.ILGive.com for planning guides, email templates, downloadable content and MORE tools to make your #ILGive campaign a success!
  • Running out of time to plan your #ILGive campaign? Don't fret! The Nonprofit Toolkit at https://www.ILGive.com has got you covered!

1 Month Out

Time to start promoting the event, highlighting the nonprofits who have signed up and how many of them will be participating. Last chance to push training!


Facebook

  • Did you know that [X NUMBER] nonprofits have already signed up to be a part of #ILGive on November 27th? Join the growing number of State of Illinois nonprofits before sign ups are closed on October 30th! Sign up your organization to be a part of this historic day at https://www.ILGive.com
  • Last chance for webinars! Don’t miss your last chance to attend a #ILGive webinar to help you prepare, promote, and SUCCEED this November 27th! Sign up here: https://www.ILGive.com/info/workshops


Twitter

  • Join the [X NUMBER] nonprofits signed up for #ILGive - register here https://www.ILGive.com
  • Have you checked out the #NonprofitToolkit on https://www.ILGive.com yet? Check out the tools to help you be a success on November 27th
  • “My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.” – Jim Henson. What will you give to make the world better? #ILGive
  • Is your organization ready for #ILGive on November 27th? Check out the Nonprofit Toolkit on https://www.ILGive.com for tools, tips, and resources that will help you make this November 27th the best one yet!
  • Running out of time to plan your #ILGive campaign? Don't fret! The Nonprofit Toolkit at https://www.ILGive.com has got you covered!

2 Weeks Out

Time to start increasing the amount of posts about #ILGive on November 27th so that your network is ready for the big day.


Facebook

  • Today (September 30) is your last chance to sign your organization up to participate in #ILGive on November 27th! Head to https://www.ILGive.com to sign up your nonprofit for the big day in only TWO WEEKS! We can’t wait :)
  • Wow! [X NUMBER] nonprofits are signed up for the second annual #ILGive on November 27th!
  • November 27th will be a great day! Check out all of the participating nonprofits on https://www.ILGive.com


Twitter

  • Last chance to sign up for #ILGive on November 27th! Learn more and register at https://www.ILGive.com
  • Missed any of the #ILGive training webinars? Head to https://www.ILGive.com/info/workshops to watch the recordings!
  • With [X NUMBER] of organizations participating in #ILGive, we know this November 27th will be a big one!

1 Week Out

Start a countdown! Get your network excited for the giving day to come!


Facebook

  • Only one week until the second annual #ILGive on November 27th! We are so excited to support the [X NUMBER] nonprofits participating in this historic day for State of Illinois. Show your support by being a #ILGive champion! Check out this page for more details: https://www.ILGive.com/info/champion-toolkit


Twitter

  • We’re a week away from #ILGive and we couldn’t be more excited for the [X NUMBER] nonprofits participating!
  • Not sure who to support on #ILGive? Check out https://www.ILGive.com to find a great State of Illinois nonprofit that needs your help!
  • Don't forget to update your profile with the #ILGive Graphics! Grab them here: https://www.ILGive.com/info/downloads
  • Promote the second annual #ILGive on November 27th by updating your profile picture or cover photo!
  • Check out this page for downloads YOU can use to promote the big day on November 27th: https://www.ILGive.com/info/downloads

The Day Before

Tomorrow is the big day! Start building excitement within your network.


Facebook

  • Get excited! When the clock strikes 9AM on November 27th it will officially be #ILGive! Head to https://www.ILGive.com to check out all of the amazing State of Illinois nonprofits participating in this historic day.


Twitter

  • #ILGive is tomorrow and we can’t wait! Head to https://www.ILGive.com} to support one of the [X NUMBER] of nonprofits.
  • Only a few hours until the second annual #ILGive! Which of the [X NUMBER] State of Illinois nonprofits will YOU support this November 27th?
  • Don't forget to update your profile with the #ILGive Graphics! Grab them here: https://www.ILGive.com/info/downloads
  • Don't forget to update your profile photos to support #ILGive! Grab the custom #ILGive graphics here: https://www.ILGive.com/info/downloads

The Big Day

The big day is here! Use this day to share #Unselfies and live updates throughout the entire 24 hour period.


Facebook

  • It’s here! The second annual #ILGive on November 27th is officially underway and the totals are already growing fast. Head to https://www.ILGive.com to find a nonprofit (or many!) to support on this exciting day for State of Illinois!


Twitter

  • #ILGive is here! Head to https://www.ILGive.com to support a State of Illinois nonprofit this November 27th
  • Send us your #Unselfies this November 27th for a chance to be featured on our Facebook! Tag us with #ILGive @ILGive
  • Let’s show the world that State of Illinois is the most generous state of them all - head to https://www.ILGive.com to support a State of Illinois Nonprofit!
  • Halfway through the second annual #ILGive on November 27th and [X AMOUNT] has already been raised for State of Illinois Nonprofits.
  • Check out the #ILGive leaderboards to see which nonprofits have raised the most this November 27th at https://www.ILGive.com/leaderboards

The Day After

Celebrate the success of your nonprofit network and all of the donors and supporters who pitched in!


Facebook

  • Wow! In 24 hours $[X NUMBER] was raised for the [X NUMBER] participating nonprofits as a part of #ILGive on November 27th! Thank you to all of the great supporters who made #ILGive a success - we are proud to be the State of Illinois today!


Twitter

  • Thank you to all of the supporters who made the first ever #ILGive a huge success!
  • Thank you! You have made a difference in our great state! #ILGive


Other Social Media Ideas

#UnSelfie Challenge

Have donors and supporters take a 'selfie' with a caption or a cue card that explains how or why they are 'giving' this #ILGive.


Social Media Highlights

If there are any nonprofits going above and beyond with their #ILGive planning - highlight the great work they’re doing with a quick post asking them questions like “why are you participating in #ILGive?” and “how does your organization make a difference?” or any other questions you can think up that will get your network invested in the impact they will have on November 27th.


Start a Countdown

As you get closer to the big day start a social media countdown so your supporters definitely won’t forget what November 27th is! Each day you countdown can feature different information or highlight a different fact or insight about your community and its nonprofits. Get creative! Every week on a specific day share an official #ILGive update.


Create Custom Graphics

You can create a graphic using free tools like Canva.com to show how many nonprofits have signed up, how many days until November 27th, and other information that will get your supporters excited.


Real-Time Thank Yous

On the big day and the day after - thank donors on social media by shooting them an @mention on twitter!