When we ask the public what they want to hear from charities, one thing comes through loud and clear.

They want to know about the difference their support has made.

They want to know how their donations, their volunteer hours, have helped.

We know thousands of charities around the country make a real difference every day. And we know that between us the impact we have on the country and the world is massive.

We want to remind people of everything that’s great about charities, and show them we’re very grateful for their support.

To do this, we’re asking every charity to use the hashtag #YouMadeItHappen on social media on Monday 19 November.

It’s an opportunity to thank your own supporters, and after a time when some charities have had media attention for negative reasons, for all of us to show the difference we make together.

Join us by thinking of the messages you want to highlight and using the hashtag on Monday 19 November.

For example:

  • This year, we helped over 300 homeless people in Manchester find permanent accommodation. We couldn’t have done it without your support #YouMadeItHappen
  • Thanks to your support, we re-planted 200 acres of forest last year #YouMadeItHappen
  • Eve’s village now has access to safe drinking water because of your donations #YouMadeItHappen

And of course you’ll probably want to add images to show people your work.

We hope you’ll be able to join us – NCVO, CharityComms, Small Charities Coalition, FSI, the Institute of Fundrasing and Acevo – and charities across the country in doing this.

Aidan Warner
External Relations, NCVO

PS – Don’t forget it’s Giving Tuesday the following week. #YouMadeItHappen is a great chance to say thank you to supporters and volunteers and show the difference you’ve made together ahead of Giving Tuesday.