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#GivingTuesday 2018! Did you see the billboards announcing its arrival around the Kansas City metro area?

These billboards were made possible by the generosity of Lamar Advertising, the largest provider of outdoor advertising in Kansas City. Each year since 2013, Lamar has partnered with JB+A to raise awareness of #GivingTuesday by providing pro bono digital billboards around our community. “Lamar is happy to be involved with this great organization for the 6th year in a row. We are excited that we are able to raise the awareness in the Kansas City community, and hope the movement continues to flourish,” says Dave Halpin, Sales Manager.

With eighteen billboards throughout the metro area, it is estimated that over 3.5 million people in the last week have been reached through this campaign. Looking back, this suggests that over 21 million Kansas City residents and visitors have seen these billboard announcements over the past 6 years, reminding them of #GivingTuesday. A sincere thanks to Lamar for this valuable act of service!

#GivingTuesday is a movement that harnesses the power of social media and collaboration, and just celebrated its seventh year with nonprofits from 150 countries participating. In 2017, #GivingTuesday saw over 300 million dollars raised, 2.5 million online gifts, and 21 billion social media impressions. The average online gift was $120.40. These numbers have surpassed 2016, which saw 170 million dollars raised overall. Will 2018 be one for the record books?!

How did you engage your donors for #GivingTuesday 2018? Here are some ways that JB+A clients inspired their donors to give and spread the word:

Covenant Retirement Communities

Lend a Hand This #GivingTuesday

Thanks for your interest in supporting Covenant Retirement Communities for #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, Nov. 27th)! By donating to our Benevolent Care Fund, you are assisting countless seniors at our communities who have run out of resources through no fault of their own.

To provide peace-of-mind and financial assistance, the Benevolent Care Fund steps in to assist these residents who may no longer be able to afford services at our community. Without donors like you, the Benevolent Care Fund would not exist. Thank you for your generosity – every gift makes a difference in the lives of our residents.

Developing Potential, Inc.

“Support DPI by texting this Giving Tuesday!” 

This Giving Tuesday, Developing Potential is asking for your support for our Building Lives Capital Campaign.

Developing Potential serves more than 150 adults having developmental disabilities in the Kansas City area. 80% of the individuals we serve need support at meal times, 33% require medication dispersed during the day and 98% live at or below the poverty line. We are blessed to serve these individuals every day but there is a large number of individuals that are NOT receiving services. Developing Potential has embarked on a $3.25 million capital campaign to build a new facility to help alleviate our wait list and to support the unique needs of the individuals we serve.

You can help us on this global day of giving by texting in your donation or donating online, sharing this email and our social media posts leading up to and on Giving Tuesday, and telling your personal story of the impact Developing Potential has had in your life.

Please help us help others this Giving Tuesday!

Warriors’ Ascent


November 27th, 2018 is #GivingTuesday and as a part of that special day and Veteran’s day (Nov 11th), Warrior’s Ascent is increasing awareness about our cause to help Veterans heal and tend their MIND, BODY and SOUL.

EVEN A SMALL DONATION OF $5 goes a long way to help a Veteran learn new skills and find a team to help them succeed after their service.

If you believe in Veterans and are looking for a way to honor them by giving back, consider making a donation to Warrior’s Ascent.

Remember, #GivingTuesday can really help kickoff your end-of-year giving. Giving does not end on #GivingTuesday, but rather begins a season of generosity and caring that we should carry with us into the new year.

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