Submit Your Video by March 24th
ACT would like to feature YOU in our promotional materials and social media! Submitting your video is an opportunity to showcase the important work that your organization has been doing and the challenges you have faced due to the pandemic.

Video content does not need to be fancy, it can be as simple as recording yourself responding to the questions below! If you are interested in participating and potentially having your organization featured, please submit a video to the link below that touches on each of the following:

  • What challenges did your nonprofit face in 2020?   
  • How did S2A help you address some of these challenges/what did S2A mean for you/what impact did the donations make?   
  • What do you want the community and your donors to know moving forward/how they can support you in 2021?   
  • What are your 2021 goals? 
  • I Spring2ACTion because... 

The deadline to submit your video is Wednesday, March 24th.
Introducing the New Prize Structure
Spring2ACTion offers participating nonprofits the opportunities to win prizes throughout the giving day. This year we are restructuring the prizes in an effort to add more equity so organizations of all sizes have a chance to win!

You can build a strategy around power hours and early giving!
Trainings & Workshops
Maximizing Impact Through Matches and Challenges
During Your Giving Day
March 31, 2-3 PM

GiveGab is hosting a panel discussion with three organizations that have found great success leveraging Matches and Challenges as part of their Giving Day strategies.

During this session, you'll hear from:
  • GRACE Marketplace, a participant in The Amazing Give
  • Mattingly Edge, a participant in Give For Good Louisville
  • CATCH, a participant in both Avenues for Hope and Idaho Gives

Whether this is your first time thinking about using Matches and Challenges or a seasoned expert, you'll walk away with lots of helpful information and fun insights.
Social Media & Storytelling Training
Recording Now Available

Unable to attend the Social Media & Storytelling training last week? Don't worry, the training is now available on the Spring2ACTion website!

In this session, attendees learned how to leverage media platforms, create and schedule engaging content, design graphics and marketing strategy, and gained first-hand tips from Kerry Whitlock of King Street Cats.

Below, you will find the social media content calendar template, recording, and resource guide from the training.
Alexandria Times is Offering Discounted Ad Space for Spring2ACTion
The Alexandria Times is offering big discounts for Spring2ACTion print ads in the months of March, April and the first week of May.

The discounts are available to nonprofits for all of those weeks, and there will be a special Spring2ACTion section on April 22.This applies to nonprofits and friends of nonprofits who may want to run an ad on behalf of their favorite nonprofit for Spring2ACTion.

Nonprofits that are interested in running a print ad in March, April or on May 6, need to reserve the space in advance with the size, shape, and date the ad should run. For contact information and prices, please see the link below:
Spring2ACTion Registration Closes March 31
Don't miss out on this opportunity to join this community-wide day of giving! The deadline to register for Spring2ACTion is March 31st.

Did you know that those that participated in Spring2ACTion 2020 raised an average of more than $9,000 for their organization? Visit the Nonprofit Toolkit on the Spring2ACTion page for all the information on how to register, attend workshops and trainings, access graphic materials, and more!

See How Spring2ACTion Can Make a Difference
Connecting Alexandria Children and their Families

"On April 15, 2020, the Center for Alexandria’s Children had its’ most successful Spring2ACTion Campaign to date! In just 13 days, 142 donors gave over $46,000 to support Alexandria’s kids and their parents through our Learn and PlayGroup Program.

Previously in-person, over the last year we have hosted 5 ZOOM LPG’s each week, providing virtual LPG’s in real time via Zoom, provided access to pre-recorded YouTube videos of Learning Together activities and disseminated weekly text messages with parenting tips, as well as provided one-on-one support as needed. 88 children from the New Brookside, Brent Place and Chirilagua neighborhoods participate in our Learn & PlayGroups with their parents.

“Salvacion,” one of our participant mom calls it. “Because there’s nothing else to do.” “This is good because my little girl was jealous because my older girl had activities with their school.” “My daughter is so happy when she sees the videos and sees Ms. Aida singing the same songs because she misses the PlayGroups a lot.”

2021 will mark our 11th year of participating in Spring2ACTion and each year we outperform our results from previous years. Every dollar that we raised in the past year thru Spring2ACTion has enabled us to keep our Learn & PlayGroups going for the 88 Alexandria children and their parents that we reach each week."

-Giselle Pelaez, Center for Alexandria's Children

We've received incredible impact stories from Spring2ACTion 2020, which are now featured on the Spring2ACTion website. You can still add your story - we are sharing them on social media and with donors.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Questions about ACT's Programs? Contact Brandi Yee at 
ACT for Alexandria | 703-739-7778 | 201 N. Union Street, Suite 110, Alexandria, VA 22314