Help spread the word about Give Day!
The Give Day 2019 Toolkit is a guide to help you encourage the Lynchburg family to support Give Day by making a gift, spreading the word, and investing in Lynchburg’s future—it’s all about participation.
We know that you’re busy and time is precious, so we ask that you take a few simple steps that will have big impact! Use this guide in all your communications to make reaching out to your Lynchburg friends and networks even easier.
- Make your gift on Give Day. Every gift matters. Make a gift in any amount to any fund, and help us reach our Give Day donor goal of 1,116. If you have already made a gift this fiscal year (runs from July 1 – June 30), we thank you! By making an additional gift on Give Day, you can help us make the day successful—your participation sets the example for others!
- Sign up to be a Give Day Advocate on GiveCampus! We have partnered with GiveCampus, a web platform that specializes in launching crowdfunding campaigns. GiveCampus allows you to sign up as an Advocate. In this role, you can create a personalized video plea, a challenge, matching gift, and see how many gifts you generate throughout the day! Visit www.givecampus.com/schools/universityoflynchburg to learn more!
- Share, Tag, Challenge! Are you on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIN? Be sure to share all things Give Day on your pages and use the hashtag #LynchburgGiveDay. Tag as many hornets as you can and challenge them to make a gift of their own. See sample messages below.
- Email or call fellow Hornets. Email your Lynchburg network and ask them to join you in making a gift. If you would like a list of your classmates, former students, or players—any Hornets you would like to encourage, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can likely provide you with contact information for these individuals!
Follow our social media accounts for all things Give Day (sample messages below)
University of Lynchburg: https://www.instagram.com/university.of.lynchburg/
Lynchburg Gives – www.instagram.com/lynchburggives
Lynchburg Alumni Association: www.instagram.com/lynchburgalumni
Social media – sample messages
“Hope you will join me on 4.18.19 to celebrate Lynchburg’s 116th year by making a gift and honoring what you love most about Lynchburg! Visit www.lynchburg.edu/giveday #LynchburgGiveDay”
“Hope you’ll join me on 4.18.19! www.lynchburg.edu/giveday #LynchburgGiveDay”
“Tomorrow is the day, let’s do this Lynchburg family #LynchburgGiveDay www.lynchburg.edu/giveday“
- Share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #LynchburgGiveDay to spread the word about Give Day 2019.
- Consider posting a favorite photo from Lynchburg – a beautiful picture of the Dell, a fun memory with friends, or anything that shows your Hornet pride!
- Post a selfie with your #LynchburgGiveDay sign and your custom message.