Upcoming Spring2ACTion Workshops
Leveraging Peer-to-Peer Fundraising during your Giving Day
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

In this GiveGab hosted session, you'll learn strategies for building a strong team of fundraisers and attract new donors and engagement. Whether this is your first time thinking about using Peer-to-Peer fundraising (what S2A calls Free Agent Fundraisers) or you are a seasoned expert, you'll walk away with lots of helpful information and fun insights.
Social Media & Storytelling
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
9:30 - 10:30am

This training will focus on creating social media and storytelling content to engage donors and key stakeholders.

The session will cover the basics of social media marketing, designing a successful social media campaign, and creating graphic content.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A too.
S2A Registration Rates Increase March 1
Thank you to the 85 organizations that have already signed up to join us on April 28!

Be sure to join us for our 11th annual giving day! Spring2ACTion includes easy registration for you and your Free Agent Fundraisers, quick turnaround of online gifts, expanded training opportunities and an improved online experience for donors and nonprofits alike. There will also be prizes and incentives provided by our generous sponsors to help motivate donors to give on this special day.

If you have been a part of this fundraiser in previous years and would like to participate again, please make sure you update your administrators when registering!
Last Chance to Win $100
for Sharing Your Story
Working Tirelessly to Keep Alexandrians in their Homes

"During Spring2ACTion 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic had already started affecting many of the residents at all our Alexandria Housing Development Corporation properties. Residents started losing their jobs in March and had their places of employment closed without any severance pay or immediate assistance. Many of the children of our communities were out of school and daytime childcare became a concern for roughly 50% of our families. Since many of our residents had no form of income, they were unable to pay rent normally (in addition to other bills and essential items for their families), so the funding we received in 2020 was essential to helping keep residents’ balances down. With the assistance we were able to provide for rent assistance, residents were able to keep themselves sustained though the pandemic. For most of our residents 2020 and 2021 have been unpredictable and devastating, but with help from ACT for Alexandria and our Spring2ACTion donors, we have been able to keep all families effected by COVID-19 hardship, safe in their homes."
-Briana Harris, Alexandria Housing Development Corporation

Congratulations to Alexandria Housing Development Corporation for winning this week's $100 prize! ACT is seeking impact stories from Spring2ACTion 2020. Submitting your story is an opportunity to highlight your organization and we know collective storytelling is essential to the success of Alexandria’s Giving Day.  

These stories are incredible and we want to encourage everyone to submit a story and photo so we've extended the deadline to this Sunday, February 28, 2021. You will be automatically entered to win a $100 prize – we plan to award five prizes – this is a great way to jumpstart your fundraising!
Upcoming Racial Equity Workshops
If you seek to promote racial equity within your organization, this 2-day virtual workshop (March 11 and 12) will equip you with tools to be an active ally for racial justice through methods of:

  • naming white privilege
  • centering people of color
  • navigating intersectionality across identities
  • influencing others

Whitney Parnell of Service Never Sleeps (SNS), will lead an intensive, fast-paced webinar series designed to explore how to use individual and collective areas of privilege to advance racial justice. Participants will walk away from the workshop with the tools to continue along their own racial equity journey and influence others in their organization!
Questions about ACT's Programs? Contact Brandi Yee at brandi.yee@actforalexandria.org 
ACT for Alexandria | 703-739-7778 | 201 N. Union Street, Suite 110, Alexandria, VA 22314 www.actforalexandria.org