The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nonprofits to go virtual with their fundraising efforts due to the cancellation of in-person events. In central Indiana, nonprofits are getting even more creative to stand out as they try to raise money on Giving Tuesday.
The Indianapolis-based TechPoint Foundation for Youth is ending its Giving Tuesday campaign with a virtual fundraising challenge called “ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A ROBOTICS TEAM?” The event, which runs from 5-6:30 p.m., allows donors to compete in a STEM-themed quiz night against a local VEX Robotics elementary and high school team.
The foundation set a $20,000 goal for Giving Tuesday, which is 99% complete. You can learn more about the event by clicking here.
In a similar move, Indy Women in Tech is hosting a Giving Tuesday Live Trivia Night. Additionally, the event will include a raffle and online auction as the nonprofit aims to drive up its Giving Tuesday donations.
The Indianapolis Art Center is also hosting a Giving Tuesday competition involving each of its studio departments. Individuals can use their donations to help their favorite department win a trophy and also drive up the center’s Giving Tuesday funds raised, which will be matched by Lilly Endowment Inc. up to $50,000.
Nonprofits throughout the country are feeling the effects of the pandemic. In June, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI said the uncertainty of the economy has put more pressure on nonprofits to help those in need.