Sample Messaging and Talking Points

You can use these sample messages and social media posts to get the word out to your networks! You can copy and paste or get creative!


Email

Hi (Name),

(Personal greeting to connect with them, even if you don’t know them very well. e.g. I hope all is well! Hope you are staying safe. Etc.)

I’m helping Ursinus spread the word about their upcoming #Giving2UCday on Tuesday, December 1! I’m reaching out with the hope that you’ll join me on this exciting day and give back to UC.

We modeled the theme for this year’s effort after the Michael Faraday quote etched over the entrance to Pfahler: “But still try, for who knows what is possible.” Ursinus College has already achieved what many thought was impossible this year and successfully commenced our fall semester with mostly in-person learning and living. We are very proud of this!

There's so much more we can do when we come together. And that’s what makes YOUR support on #Giving2UCday even more important. This success wouldn’t be possible if not for a loyal community of donors who continues to help move Ursinus forward. Please help us achieve our goal of 2,020 donors in 24 hours. We won’t be able to get there without you!

Please plan to mark Tuesday, December 1 on your calendar, and plan to give online at www.ursinus.edu/giving2ucday. Remember, it’s all about the number of donors, so any amount you can give helps.

Let me know if you have any questions. And, thank you for your consideration.

Best,

(Your name)


Talking Points for Phone Conversation

Hi (name), this is (your name), how are you?

I’m helping Ursinus spread the word about their upcoming #Giving2UCday on Tuesday, December 1! I’m calling you with the hope that you’ll join me on this exciting day and give back to UC. We modeled the theme for this year’s effort after the Michael Faraday quote etched over the entrance to Pfahler: “But still try, for who knows what is possible. Ursinus College has already achieved what many thought was impossible this year and successfully commenced our fall semester with mostly in-person learning and living. We are very proud of this!

This success wouldn’t be possible if not for a loyal community of donors who continue to move the college forward. Will you help us celebrate #Giving2UCday by being one of our 2,020 donors in 24 hours?

If you’re interested in participating, mark 12/1 on your calendar, and plan to give online at www.ursinus.edu/giving2ucday or you can send a check to Ursinus beforehand. Please indicate “Giving Day” in the memo line, along with your designation. It’s all about the number of donors, so gifts of any amount are appreciated that day!


Caption for Social Media Post

Our seventh annual #Giving2UCday is today, and 2020 is no match for the determination of our UC Bears! Help us reach our goal of 2,020 donors in 24 hours with a gift of any amount. Together, anything is possible! Visit www.ursinus.edu/Giving2UCday to support Ursinus College (consider tagging @Ursinus College) and to view updated donor counts and other useful announcements throughout the day.


Text Message

Hi (Name)! Just wanted to send along a friendly reminder that today marks our annual #Giving2UCday effort. If you are so inclined, we hope you will consider making a gift of any size! Give online at www.ursinus.edu/giving2ucday or call the office of advancement at 610-409-3585 to help us achieve our goal of 2,020 donors today. Together, anything is possible!


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