2018 Founders Day Challenge: Be an Ambassador
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2018 Founders Day Challenge

Be an ambassador | February 20–21, 2018

Fundraising Tips and Tools

The Founders Day Challenge is the University of Hartford's annual giving challenge. Each year, we celebrate the University's founding by joining together and giving back. Every gift, of any size, immediately benefits all aspects of the University experience. By making your Founders Day Challenge gift, you maximize your impact and join a community that helps shape and strengthen the University experience for every student.

  • Challenge Goal: 1,000 gifts in 48 hours
  • Gifts of ANY size to ANY fund or program count towards the goal!
  • If we hit our goal, a generous donor will give an additional $75,000 to support UHart students!
  • Ambassadors can win UHart gear! If you get 10 people to donate, you’ll get one of these cool pennants. If you get 15 people to donate, you’ll get a pennant AND a baseball hat. Use your unique URL to track!

Follow these simple steps and use the tools below. Be a campaign advocate and share with your networks. Spread the word!

Simple steps to be an ambasador

  1. Sign up on our crowdfunding platform, GiveCampus.
    • Click on the "advocates" tab and click "sign up."
    • Under the "advocates tab" click on the buttons under "Share with Your Network" to copy a unique URL that will help you track the impact of your outreach!
    • (Having trouble? Follow these instructions.)
  2. Make a gift.
  3. Share the Founders Day Challenge campaign with your networks.
  4. Share your unique giving URL via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Check out the resources below and use the sample posts to get started. Don’t be shy—feel free to add your personal touch!

Email your friends

Sample message:
Hello <name>!

Today UHart Kicks off the 2018 Founders Day Challenge! Each year, we celebrate the University of Hartford's founding by joining together and giving back. Here's why I'm supporting the University through the Founders Day Challenge:  [Write a quick message to your networks explaining why you love and support UHart. The University means something different to us all—don't be afraid to share what UHart and its community means to you!]

This year, if 1,000 people make gifts of ANY size during the challenge, a generous donor will give an additional $75,000 to support UHart students. I hope you will join me in supporting UHart students during the Founders Day Challenge. Visit [copy & paste your unique giving link here!] to make your gift today.

<Your name>

Facebook

Change your profile image and cover image for the day (How to change these photos):

Click the thumbnail below, and then right click to save photos and upload them as your Facebook Cover and Profile Photos.

Sample post:
Because of UHart, I have been able to [fill in the blank]. That's why I'm giving back and supporting current UHart students with a gift during the Founders Day Challenge. Visit [copy & paste your unique giving link here!] to make your gift today! #UHartGives

Sample post:
The University of Hartford empowered me to pursue my career and be a leader in my community. I'm making a gift during the Founders Day Challenge to provide those same opportunities to current UHart students. Click here [copy and paste your unique giving link here!] to make your gift today! #UHartGives

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Twitter

Change your profile image and cover image for the day (How to customize your profile page):

Click the thumbnail below, and then right click to save photos, then upload them as your Twitter Cover and Profile Photos.

Sample Tweet:
Happy Founders Day! Empower UHart students with a gift of ANY SIZE during the Founders Day Challenge: [copy & paste your unique giving link here!] #UHartGives

UHart means something special to each of us. It means [ex: friendship, community, knowledge] to me. Make a gift of ANY SIZE today:  [copy & paste your unique giving link here!] #UHartGives

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Instagram

Change your profile image for the day and share photos from your time at UHart. Share why you're supporting the Founders Day Challenge.

Click the thumbnail below, and then right click to save photo and upload it as your Instagram Profile image.

Sample post:
The University of Hartford empowered me to [insert what your time at UHart meant to you! Ex: pursue my career and be a leader in my community.] I'm making a gift during the Founders Day Challenge to provide those same opportunities to current UHart students. Link in bio or visit hartford.edu/giving to make your gift today! #UHartGives [insert your unique giving link in your bio!]

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Questions? For further assistance or for more information, email us or call 860.768.2400.