Public Interest Law Initiative

Giving Tuesday 2019: Defining Justice

On December 3, 2019, PILI will be launching our Defining Justice 2020 campaign as part of Giving Tuesday! We talk a lot about increasing access to justice, but what do we mean by justice? Over the course of the next year, we will be defining what justice means to us and showing how PILI’s work increases access to justice while working to raise $80,000 in new funding for PILI’s programs. Join us on this international day of giving and help us begin to Define Justice in 2020!

Follow these steps to join PILI in our social media campaign! Feel free to copy and paste the example posts to you own social media page.

1. Follow PILI on Social Media

2. Create Your Own “Justice is ____” sign to share on social media

Print the page here. Write in your answer, and take a picture of yourself with it. Post it on your social media with an explanation about why you support PILI and tag PILI in the photo.

Example comment to post with picture: “I volunteer with PILI because they engage, inspire and empower those advancing equal access to justice. Please donate to this fantastic organization for Giving Tuesday at www.pili.org/donate.”

3. Create your own fundraiser on social media

The easiest way to do this is on Facebook. Follow this link and click the “Raise Money for a Nonprofit Organization” button on the bottom. Search for “Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)” and you’re on your way!

You can also share PILI’s donate page link (www.pili.org/donate) on any social media platform and make a donation that way yourself as well.

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Example post for your fundraiser: “PILI is important to me because they funded my summer Internship in law school and helped me start my public interest law career. Please help me support this organization by donating for #GivingTuesday!”

3. Email your network about PILI

There will be a lot of mass emails sent on Giving Tuesday. You can raise PILI above the noise by sending a personal email to your family, friends and colleagues! Use our template to get started.

4. Share how PILI is advancing equal access to justice.

Use this infographic to explain how PILI defines justice and is advancing equal access to justice through our programs. You can either download and share the image or use one of the examples for your post.

Example post for your fundraiser: “If veterans fight for our country, but can’t get legal help with they need it, that’s not justice. That’s why PILI connects veterans with pro bono lawyers through the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network to help with benefits and other civil legal issues.”

5. Educate your followers about PILI

Want to share more about PILI? Use the pictures and facts below to share more about PILI and encourage your followers to donate!

Example comment with picture: “PILI does so much to increase access to legal services for those in need. Please join me in supporting their work for #GivingTuesday at www.pili.org/donate.”

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