During the months leading up to the 2020 Holiday Season the number of honoree donations increased. Actually, before that we’d received them on occasion, or during our Sponsor a Beehive campaign.
What are honoree donations?
Donations made to honor someone. Most of our honoree donations are made in behalf of a family member, a friend, deceased parent, or colleague. Let me not forget, one teenager made a donation and honored a special pet.
An honoree or tribute donation, as its also called, is typically made in lieu of a traditional gift. They can be made to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, any special occasion, or even to remember a lost loved one. Andreas donated to save elephants on behalf of his infant son. He wanted these iconic creatures to be around when he was old enough to experience them in the wild.
So why the increase in honoree donations?
For one it’s become a giving option. All the donor has to do is click on the button and include the honoree’s name, email address and a personal note. The system does the rest.
According to Donorbox (the donation processing platform we use) 33% of donors worldwide make honoree donations. It’s almost like two gifts in one! You give to help a cause and you give a gift to someone you care about.
Are honoree donations treated differently?
At Nikela honoree donations are heartwarming. I can sense the donor’s great care in choosing just the right cause to make that special gift in behalf of another. Honoree donations, like all donations, go directly to the chosen project. 100% of the gift goes to help people saving wildlife. If a donation is made to the ‘general’ fund the monies go to where they are needed most.
Why have honoree donations become so popular?
For one, during these COVID-19 times making a difference appears to have become more important. The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic leaves us feeling helpless. We’ve had people we know, people close to us, or the neighbor down the street get awfully ill, maybe even die. All this makes life very fragile. Maybe we stop procrastinating.
Many of us can’t physically be there to show we care. So making a tribute gift is a super way to dispel the pandemic blues. So snatch back some control from this frightful pandemic. Try it, you’ll understand.
Who could you make a tribute gift to during 2021?
Think of the people on your gift giving list. Or better yet, the people you care about most. Who just loves cats? Consider an honoree donation to save lions. Maybe that special aunt has a tender spot for elephants. What about that nephew who is fascinated by monkeys? Then there’s always that crazy cousin who’s got an affinity for rhino. Let’s not forget that friend who is really into the strange… a perfect match for the odd little, most endangered mammal on the planet, the pangolin.
Get rid of those pandemic blues. Your $10 honoree donation can help on a rescue mission, put fuel in an anti-poaching patrol vehicle, maintain a beehive protecting farms, and so much more. Hop on over to our home page and make your choice.
Make the world a better place in 2021 make a tribute donation
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