→ A day for NGOs around the globe to share knowledge and experiences with one another.
→ An opportunity for education, enabling individuals worldwide to understand more clearly what NGOs are doing for society locally, nationally and internationally.
→ An international symbol that displays the efforts and achievements of all NGOs from all sectors.
→ An opportunity to inspire people to consider a career within the third sector.
→ An opportunity for individuals to learn more about the people behind NGOs.
→ An opportunity for NGOs to discuss the issues that affect their work, and form partnerships that can resolve a mutual problem.
If you’re already involved in supporting an NGO, or you want to get started, here are some great ways to participate in World NGO Day 2019.
→ Educate, then spread the word. Make your customers and the community aware of the mission of your chosen NGO and the need for what it does. You can use social media, email, your website and public relations to spread the news about both the NGO you support and World NGO Day in general.
→ Solicit donations. Encourage your customers to donate to your chosen NGO. Make it fun: Give a percentage of your profits on February 27 to the organization to encourage your customers to buy from you, or offer a discount to every customer who gives X amount.
→ Get involved. Plan and host an event to raise awareness of what your NGO does and how members of the community can participate. You can get templates to help promote your event here
→ Donate. Make a donation to the NGO of your choice. You don’t have to donate money—in fact, donating goods or services can be more effective at raising awareness of your cause.
Whatever approach you take, get attention for your activities by using the official hashtags of World NGO Day: #WorldNGODay, #YourNGODay and #NGODay.
This article was contributed by Bank of America, Bank of America Corporation and Rieva Lesonsky
→ #WorldNGODay – Spread the word.
→ Cooperating with local schools/universities to run a simulated World NGO Day events for students and pupils to learn about issues at NGOs or opportunities, from local charities to international movements.
→ Organising activities to raise awareness, such as sharing messages with the community via online, TV, Radio, newsletters or local newspapers.
→ Hosting celebratory events to raise awareness and funds.
→ Organising an NGO “Exchange” event to swap goods and ideas with others. Showcasing the achievements of NGOs through events or awards.