Why We Love Giving Tuesday (And You Should, Too!)

Giving Tuesday Australia is on the 1st December 2015. If you haven’t heard of it, it is a day dedicated to giving — when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday – a movement to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the Holiday Season that we are proud to be part of. #GivingTuesday will create a day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season –giving’s “opening day.”

I have been a volunteer and great supporter of Suited to Success Inc., a Brisbane not for profit who not only runs one the Dress for Success programs in Australia but also helps SEQ women and men with support, professional attire and training in the the soft skills needed to help them to find employment and to stay employed. Having volunteered in many different areas within the organisation, including fundraising and events, marketing and as a member of the board I know first hand about the challenges faced day in and day out with gaining funding, donations and in kind donations such as pro-bono support.

With my volunteer experience and knowledge with Suited to Success Inc. and passionate about helping those that help others with our talents,  Absolute Assistance-Virtual Assistant decided to start a new tradition on Giving Tuesday last year, with the gift of a revamped website. Their brief was that they wanted a fresh, clean, modern and easy to use website, which allowed it to grow as they grew. Some of the additional functionality that they needed was booking forms that were emailed and stored in their database, ability to change events easily with links to ticketing, the ability to add video, less coding and the ability for any volunteer to easily pick it up and be able to edit every aspect of the site. The solution ~ www.suitedtosuccess.org.

This year we’re keeping up with the tradition and from now and the lead up to December 1, you have the chance to enter your selected Business, registered Charity or Not for Profit to WIN a $5,000 website package! The beauty of this competition is that it is not only open to registered charities and not for profit organisations. We know that are many businesses out there that have great programs that help many charities and not for profits (we know, we work with some of them!). So if you are a business who helps the community or registered not for profit or charity then this is open to you to enter.

Here is what is included in the winners $5,000 website package

  • Consultation and guidance to achieve maximum results of website functionality and use
  • One year’s worth of domain registration and hosting (if you already have this or already have a website and need a refresh we will build the new one alongside the current website)
  • A customised WordPress website with premium theme of your choice
  • Complete access to the website so that any design, updates and additions can be added by you or a volunteer within your organisation
  • Manual for basic editing
  • 1 months support and updates

For full terms and conditions and to enter click here.

Good luck and remember to share with your friends!


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