Grit. Grind. Give.

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The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, The City of Memphis, JustMyMemphis, cityCurrent, New Memphis, Leadership Memphis, Choose901, 901Rocks, Volunteer Odyssey, and the Association for Fundraising Professionals are partnering together to encourage a community-wide day of giving- Memphis-style! We, and many other nonprofits around the world are participating in an amazing global philanthropic movement called Giving Tuesday. The idea behind Giving Tuesday is simple: celebrate a national day of giving on November 29th to kick off the holiday season in the spirit of generosity. Memphis is all heart- in fact, we are the third most generous city in the nation. Giving Tuesday is a wonderful time to show who we are and what we are made of, so take a moment on November 29th to Grit. Grind. Give. to our community. Donate to or pledge to volunteer with a worthy nonprofit that makes Memphis a better place each and every day.





Did you find a 901 Nonprofit Rock?

Lucky you! Here is what you do now in 4 easy steps.

Step 1: Learn about the nonprofit.

Look up the nonprofit featured on the rock you found and learn about all the awesome things they are doing in our community. This nonprofit is a part of the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence.

Step 2: Consider giving.

Consider donating and/or volunteering with the nonprofit on Giving Tuesday (11.29.16) and be a part of the Grit. Grind. Give. movement in Memphis. To learn more about participating on #GivingTuesday, scroll down to "What You Can Do: Nonprofit Supporters".

Step 3: Share it on social media.

Share the rock you found on social media! Tag your share with #GritGrindGive & #901Rocks. You can also post your find in the 901Rocks Facebook Group and/or tag the nonprofit in your post.

Step 4: Re-hide the rock.

Re-hide your #NonprofitRock around town so other rock hunters can find it and learn about the nonprofit too.

 Check out our Choose901 blog on #NonprofitRocks.   

Want to add to the collection? Email Jaclyn Suffel. 

For Givers

Be a Grit. Grind. Giver.

If you are a nonprofit supporter and you want to participate in 
Grit. Grind. Give.-


Pick a worthy nonprofit to donate to

We recommend picking one (or more) of our Alliance members because they are awesome! Any gift of any size is greatly appreciated. Keep your eyes peeled for videos of our members discussing just how far $25 can go in their organization.


Grit. Grind. Give Time

One hour of volunteer time equates to a 22 dollar donation. If you are interested in volunteering time to a specific nonprofit or getting connected with a nonprofit to volunteer with, visit Volunteer Odyssey to pledge time as a part of Grit. Grind. Give Time. You can also visit Volunteer Memphis to browse through the volunteer opportunities around the city. 


Post an “UNselfie" 

Hashtag it #UNselfie, #gritgrindgive, #GivingTuesday and get the word out there! Download this Grit. Grind. Give. UNselfie sign template.




Be a social media supporter



For Nonprofits 

How to Participate in the Campaign

If you are a nonprofit that is participating in Giving Tuesday,  join our local campaign Grit. Grind. Give. -


Join the Party

Use our logos in your social media and email appeals to let your supporters know you are participating. Click here to download the graphics pack.



Announce your participation

Let your audience know that you are participating in Grit. Grind. Give. this year so they can plan for it. Click here for national communications toolkits including sample tweets and posts. Don't forget the local flavor- use our hashtag #gritgrindgive so we can track our reach!



Make it easy to give

Make sure your donation buttons/pages and volunteer sign-ups are easy to find on your website. If you have a specific volunteer opportunity you would like people to commit to, consider becoming a partner organization with Volunteer Memphis. Volunteer Odyssey is also accepting pledges for time through Grit. Grind. Give Time. If you would like people to pledge time, you can share this pledge portal with your supporters.



Be a social media supporter



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