Save the Date: #GivingTuesday

by Blake Anderson

Looking for a perfect antidote to overspending on “BlackFriday?” Consider Supporting Ratio Christi and your other favorite charities on #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a special call to action to create a national day of giving around the Christmas season. Learn more about this worldwide collaborative effort for giving or donate to Ratio Christi today.

We are grateful for all of the Ratio Christi supporters who make this vital work possible!

WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY?

This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, we are proud to be a part of a call to action meant to transform how people think, talk about, and participate, in giving. We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving — when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday – and to encourage a movement of more, better and smarter giving during the Christmas Season.

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the Christmas season, #GivingTuesday is meant to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support. #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment deddicated to giving, similar too how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping.

We invite you to be part of this celebration. #GivingTuesday will demonstrate how people can do much more with our wallets than just consume.

Here’s What You Can Do To Make This Initiative a Success!

Using the hashtag #GivingTuesday, help spread the word about this initiative through Facebook, Twitter, and other means. More information can be found here:

Website: www.givingtuesday.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday
Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues

Give generously to your favorite charities and encourage your friends to do the same

Donate to Ratio Christi’s #GivingTuesday Initiative as described below:

You can also help Ratio Christi connect with additional supporters! Here is some sample language for you to Tweet or post to Facebook:

Twitter:

  • Perfect antidote to overspending on #BlackFriday? #GivingTuesday – Consider Supporting @ratiochristi #apologetics http://bit.ly/19eZaSd 
  • Please join @ratiochristi in giving Christian students a voice on campus that will resonate into eternity. #GivingTuesday http://bit.ly/19eZaSd
  • Q: What comes after Thanksgiving and before Christmas? A: #GivingTuesday! Please donate to @ratiochristi http://bit.ly/19eZaSd
  • #GivingTuesday give more, give better, give smarter. Join @givingtues and @ratiochristi at http://bit.ly/19eZaSd
  • Ever thought u should “give back” a little more? What are u waiting for? #GivingTuesday  @ratiochristi http://bit.ly/19eZaSd
  • #GivingTuesday celebrates how we can do more with our wallets than just shop  Please donate to @ratiochristi http://bit.ly/19eZaSd
  • U want 2 support your alma mater? AND further the cause of Christ? Give 2 both thru @ratiochristi on #GivingTuesdayhttp://bit.ly/19eZaSd
  • #GivingTuesday give more, give better, give smarter. Join @givingtues and @ratiochristi to make a difference http://bit.ly/19eZaSd
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  • #GivingTuesday celebrates how we can do more with our wallets than just shop  Please donate to @ratiochristihttp://bit.ly/19eZaSd
  • #GivingTuesday is “an opening day to the giving season.” Please donate to @ratiochristi http://bit.ly/19eZaSd

Facebook:

  • “If our culture is to be transformed, it will happen from the bottom up—from ordinary believers practicing apologetics over the backyard fence or around the barbecue grill.” ~ Chuck Colson     That is what Ratio Christi is all about. 100% Ministry – 0% Buildings. Please consider supporting them for Christmas.  http://bit.ly/19eZaSd
  • #GivingTuesday is a special call to action and creates a national day of giving around the Christmas season to inspire giving every day.  Please consider donating to @ratiochristi at http://bit.ly/19eZaSd andr your other favorite ministries.
HELP RATIO CHRISTI EXCEL-ERATE

To Excel while we Accelerate growth we need Fuel!

DOUBE YOUR GIFT – DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT

2015 has been our biggest year of ministry to date with our biggest budget. Add to that, recent launches of major initiatives and a year of significant growth and transition and we are currently in need of $116,000 in special donations and $15,000 in monthly commitments by year’s end in order to avoid a budget deficit. If we do not end the year in strong financial condition we will be forced to make hard choices in our staffing and major initiatives. We trust that we will be able to continue to boldly advance our mission and vision and not to retreat. Ratio Christi asks for your prayerful consideration of a year-end gift to make possible the ongoing defense of the truth and Christianity on the university and high school campus. Jesus said, “the fields are ripe unto harvest.” Our campuses and classrooms are certainly ripe for harvest. Help us send workers into those fields—the need is tremendous.

Matching Grant Opportunity—Double Your Impact. Faithful friends of the ministry have offered us a matching grant opportunity. They have pledged to match every gift we receive between now and December 31st. That’s right. Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to the first $30,000 raised. This means, for a short time, your gift will make double the impact.

As we anticipate the culmination of the celebration of Christ’s birth, please thoughtfully and prayerfully consider making a strategic year-end gift to help us transform the lives of students and professors around the globe.

DONATE NOW TO ASSIST RATIO CHRISTI EXCEL-ERATE

Or Join the Support Team of a Ratio Christi Missionary!

Thank you for participating in #GivingTuesday!

Other important apologetics ministries you should consider supporting:

  • The Poached Egg (a Ratio Christi ministry)
  • AIIA Institute
  • Apologetics315
  • Come Reason Ministries
  • CrossExamined.org
  • Faith Ascent Ministries
  • Logos Research Associates
  • Reasonable Faith
  • RZIM
  • There are many more. Find them at the Ratio Christi Organization Listing Center