Pumpkin spice is everywhere, decorative lights are emerging from the basement and Black Friday promotions are in full swing. It is officially the start of the holiday season, which means it is also the time of year when charitable giving dramatically increases.

With more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States alone, it can be difficult for individuals to determine which organizations to donate to and how their donation will impact the organization’s mission. While some might think that large donations are the only way to make a true impact, in reality, every dollar donated does make a difference.

To give smaller donations a chance in the spotlight and show that every donation counts no matter the size, Public Interest Registry is partnering with Giving Tuesday to launch the #ImpactOfADonation campaign.

To help donors truly understand the meaning of “every dollar counts,” Public Interest Registry and Giving Tuesday will share anecdotes and statistics from nonprofits and NGOs of all sizes, illustrating what they can achieve with small donations ranging from $1-$100. We invite you to follow along and engage in this conversation by following the #ImpactOfADonation hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

To our nonprofit followers, we want to see photos and videos of your organization in action and how you’re making a difference with the donations you receive. In honor of Giving Tuesday, Public Interest Registry will give a $3,000 donation to the winning organization that submits the most creative or compelling image representative of their work shared with the #ImpactOfADonation hashtag. 

How to Participate in the Contest

To enter your organization in the #ImpactOfADonation contest, share pictures or videos showcasing the work your organization is doing. To enter, simply post a public image or video with the #ImpactOfADonation hashtag and tag Public Interest Registry’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account.

Entries will be judged based on how compelling, creative and original the images and videos are, as well as the organization’s commitment to having a positive impact on the community it serves.

Get creative! Any image or video shared by a charitable organization will be considered (limit one entry per organization) for the $3,000 donation prize to help your organization advance its mission. Additionally, Public Interest Registry will be retweeting and sharing some of the most inspiring posts on its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, giving you more chances to broaden your organization’s social media reach.

Entries will be accepted from Monday, November 23, 2015 at 12:00 AM ET until Friday, December 4 at 11:59 PM ET, and winners will be notified on or before Monday, December 14.

See contest rules