Thursday, November 19, 2015

#GivingTuesday 2015: GIVING Resources

GIVING Resources through the UMVIM, SEJ Staff
Our staff is knowledgeable on all aspects of mission training and travel, and we are here to be a resource to you. Our offices are open 5 days a week so we can answer any questions you may have. If we happen to miss you, we will return your call or email within 1 business day. From assistance with registering and obtaining insurance, to helping identify the ideal mission project for your team, we’re here to help!

GIVING Resources through Social Media From travel advisories and heartfelt team stories, to the latest team openings and training opportunities, our social media strategy is simply to keep you in the loop on all things UMVIM. Every Monday morning, we send out our Weekly Update, and throughout the week, we update our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, and this very blog! Interacting with the UMVIM community on social media is a lot of fun for us, so please comment, like, double tap, retweet, and share away! Don't forget to use the hashtag #UMVIM to share your short-term volunteer experience with us all!

GIVING Resources through our website, The UMVIM, SEJ website has a vast array of resources available to teams and team leaders. Whether it's a First Aid Kit supply checklist, icebreakers for team meetings, or valuable travel advice, we are here to make sure you are prepared to lead or participate in an UMVIM mission journey. Check out the Resources and Publications tab on for all of the things that are available to you right now!

This year #GivingTuesday falls on December 1st, taking place after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. On December 1, 2015, United Methodist will join hands to support the work of Advance projects and missionaries to transform lives on #GivingTuesday. Every gift made online through The Advance on this day will be matched up to $1 million. (A maximum of $2,500 per individual gift to a project will be dispersed as matching funds. A project may receive a maximum of $25,000 in matching funds.) UMVIM, SEJ is Advance #901875.

Donations will start matching at midnight, CST on December 1, but in the meantime, please enjoy learning more about the heartbeat of our ministry in the days leading up to the big event! Don't hesitate to contact Landon Taylor, Church Relations, at if you have any questions at all.

Check out our original post to learn more about 2015 #GivingTuesday campaign, and follow us on
FacebookTwitterInstagram, and here on our blog all month long! 

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