We’re not sure how widespread #WowWednesday is as a hashtag trend, but it reflects how we feel after the response on #GivingTuesday.
This was our first push on Giving Tuesday and we weren’t sure what to expect. December 2 fell during our Annual Appeal, so we asked for your help in sharing our message, then supplied graphics across our social media sites for you to share, retweet, comment and like. Others created their own posts and shared pictures and #UnSelfies of the people who inspire them.
You kept us busy all day monitoring our social platforms, answering phone calls, and trying to thank and acknowledge everyone who shared or retweeted one of our messages or a message about us. Some people we weren’t able to thank, mainly due to privacy restrictions and platform fickleness – and of course human error may have played a role, too. Please know that we appreciated your help.
So many people responded, some even across multiple platforms and numerous times throughout the day. We received responses to our volunteer opportunities and thank everyone for offering their time and talent.
We had a modest financial goal and we are honored to say you exceeded our expectations. Thank you to everyone who donated.
We also had awareness goals related to letting new people know how close we are to making cognition therapeutics for people with Down syndrome a reality. Of all the donations we received on Giving Tuesday, a third were from people making their first gift to LuMind. Many gifts were also $1000 or more and will be matched.
We are still in our Annual Appeal, so hopefully you will continue to spread the word about our message and support cognition research, especially as we are so close! Our 1:1 match for gifts $1000 or more is still on, so tell people a investment in cognition research you give with your head as well as your heart.
#Wow. And #ThankYou #Grateful and #WeLuvOurSupporters.