£220 worth of skilled volunteering in an hour? The power of #MicroDay!

Today is Microvolunteering Day, championing the BIG impact of bitesize online volunteering action.

As long-time supporters of Microvolunteering via our online platform, GlobalGivingTIME, today has been a busy day for all of us here at GlobalGiving UK. We’ve been live tweeting all of the action (@GGTIMEUK – make sure to follow us) and it’s been fantastic to see so much excitement around #MicroDay.

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To celebrate, we challenged ourselves to a #MicroDay GlobalGivingTIME Hackathon. The aim: to answer as many non-profit micro challenges as possible within an hour.

Logged on and raring to go at 11am, the team got straight to work creating infographics, designing posters, offering advice on social media and much more.

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In total we responded to 9 challenges in 60 minutes, helping 8 different charities to the value of £220! Not bad for an hour’s work (if we say so ourselves!).

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Hackathon Success!

One of the charities we supported was El Shaddai Charitable Trust, they work with orphans and street children in India. With an established social media presence already, they wanted to know how they could spark conversations with their Facebook followers.#microday (3)

We put our heads together and came up with our top Facebook tips (hint, always ask questions)#microday (4)

We also offered Carco Theatre, a non-profit community theatre in the US, advice on how much is the right amount to ask for when grant writing.

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Here’s what we came up with – what would you add?#microday (2)

It’s been an exciting day at GlobalGiving UK and we hope some of you have felt the buzz around #MicroDay too. As the day draws to a close, we hope some of our project partners feel inspired to start posting challenges on GlobalGivingTIME and take advantage of the skilled volunteers waiting to help.

Happy #MicroDay everyone! – Don’t forget to follow us on @GGTIMEUK to keep updated about more micro challenges.

 

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