E-Mail Templates

Sample Volunteer Call To Action Email:
As you know, November 29th is “Giving Tuesday” – a day when many will consider the organizations that are most meaningful to them, and make a gift to show support. Please consider using this day of giving to join me in contacting our classmates on behalf of The Penn Fund.

 
Please call The Penn Fund team (215-898-8445) if you need any assistance signing on to MVP or accessing names of people to contact.
 
I am asking you to do three things:
• Contact 20 classmates and ask them to include The Penn Fund in their philanthropy this year. Record your results on MVP. We will share results after Giving Tuesday so you can send them out to your contacts. We hope that you will make personal outreach! Sample language is included in this volunteer resources guide.
 
• Post Penn memories on your Facebook page, post some Penn photos on Instagram, etc. If you don’t use social media, use this week to remember stories that you can share with your classmates when you make your calls.
 
• On Giving Tuesday (November 29th) use your Facebook status to encourage classmates to donate to The Penn Fund in support of undergraduate education. If you don’t use Facebook, make calls or send personal emails.
 
 
Sample "Ask" Message:
REUNION:
As we prepare for the holiday season, many are taking the opportunity to remember the organizations that have been meaningful to them, and making a choice to give back. On Giving Tuesday, November 29th, I hope that you will be reminded of our time at Penn, and in honor of our ____th reunion make a gift to commemorate our time on campus. Your gift helps to support today’s students, primarily through financial aid and by addressing the immediate needs to bolster the undergraduate experience. Please show your Penn Pride and your Class of ______ pride with a gift today. Give today, or let me know that you would like to give before our reunion and allow me to share that with Penn. Your support WILL make a difference. To make a gift, please use the special Giving Tuesday Giving Page: http://www.alumni.upenn.edu/givingtuesday.

 
 
NON-REUNION
As we prepare for the holiday season, many are taking the opportunity to remember the organizations that have been meaningful to them, and making a choice to give back. On Giving Tuesday, November 29th, I hope that you will be reminded of our time at Penn and make a gift to commemorate our time on campus. Your gift helps to support today’s students, primarily through financial aid and by addressing the immediate needs to bolster the undergraduate experience. Please show your Penn Pride with a gift to The Penn Fund today. Your support WILL make a difference. To make a gift, please use the special Giving Tuesday Giving Page: http://www.alumni.upenn.edu/givingtuesday.