Giving Red & Blue Day E-Mail Templates

Sample Volunteer Call To Action Email:
As you know, November 28th is “Giving Tuesday” or as we like to call it — "Giving Red & Blue Day." It is 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.

 
Find great resources here. Please call The Penn Fund team at 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 2 things:
• Contact 20 classmates and ask them to include The Penn Fund in their philanthropy this year. Record your results on MVP or send an e-mail to pennfund@lists.upenn.edu. We will share results after Giving Red & Blue Day. We hope that you will personally reach out to your classmates! Sample language for e-mails can be found below.
 
• Use phone calls, e-mails, and social media to encourage classmates to support undergraduate education through a gift to The Penn Fund. Post Penn memories on your Facebook page, post some Penn photos on Instagram, etc. For more social media tips, visit here. If you don’t use social media, use this week to remember stories that you can share with your classmates when you make your phone calls.
 
 
Sample E-Mail in Advance of Giving Red & Blue Day:
As we prepare for the holiday season, many are taking the opportunity to remember the organizations they find meaningful, and making a choice to give back. On November 28, Penn will celebrate Giving Red & Blue Day, a 24 hour campaign to ask you to make The Penn Fund a philanthropic priority. Your gift helps to support today’s students, primarily through financial aid and by addressing the immediate needs to bolster the undergraduate experience. I’m writing to ask you to beat the rush and make a gift today! You’ll be doing something really important, and Penn will be able to boast early success with the campaign. Your support WILL make an immediate difference. To make a gift, please visit: www.pennfund.upenn.edu/givenow.
 
 
Sample E-Mail On Giving Red & Blue Day:
You’ve likely received many messages today from organizations asking for your support. I want to add my voice and encourage you to join me in making a gift to The Penn Fund today (or frankly any time of year but today would be great). Make a gift to commemorate our time on campus, to boost the value of our degrees, or to ensure that current students have a chance to change the world.. 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 and get us one step closer to our goal of 1,500 donors. Your support WILL make an immediate difference. To make a gift, please visit: www.pennfund.upenn.edu/givenow.