Giving Day Champion Email Guide


You can use these email templates to reach out to your personal network and spread the word about your fundraiser. Just copy and paste the text below into your email client, fill in the placeholders, and add some personal flair to make it your own!


Before Giving Day

Subject: Join me in Supporting [PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE NAME] at UMD!

Hi [first_name],

I am excited to announce that I am supporting [PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE NAME] during the University of Maryland's Giving Day on March 9, by taking on the role of a Giving Day Champion. My fundraising will help [PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE NAME] to [OBJECTIVE - take from the organization's story]!

[Fundraiser Story: Why are you supporting this organization? What impact has this organization had on you/your family/your friends?]

Giving Day is when all Terps - alumni, parents, families, friends, faculty and staff - come together to raise critical funding in support of student scholarships, clubs and organizations, academic departments, athletic teams and so much more. You can be a part of Giving Day by contributing on March 9! Check out my fundraising page here: [LINK TO FUNDRAISING PAGE]


Thank you for supporting me and [PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE NAME]!


Subject: I Need Your Help!

Hi [first name],

#GivingDayUMD, is only X days away. [PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE NAME] is participating in this celebration and I want to support them on March 9. I need you help to make a difference!

Your contributions can make a big impact at Maryland:
[List ways that donations have an impact. If the program or initiative has donation levels, use that info!]


When thousands of Terps come together, the possibilities are limitless. Visit [LINK TO FUNDRAISING PAGE] to support me and [PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE NAME]!

Thank you!


During Giving Day

Subject: #GivingDayUMD is here - Support [PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE NAME]

Hi [first_name],

TODAY is the day! It’s March 9, so the time to give is now. My goal is to raise $[YOUR FUNDRIASER GOAL] in support of [PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE NAME], but I can’t reach my goal alone.

Please join me in helping [PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE NAME] to [OBJECTIVE] by visiting my fundraising page at: [FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK].

If you’ve already donated, thank you so much for your support! I hope you’ll consider sharing my fundraising page with your friends and family on social media to get the word out about [PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE NAME]!

Thank you!

Subject: Only a few more hours left to give!

Hi [first_name],

Can you believe Giving Day is almost over? With [$ AMOUNT YOU’VE RAISED] already raised for [PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE NAME], I am proud of my impact as a Giving Day Champion!

I am so thankful for the support of my community throughout this giving celebration - but the giving isn’t over yet! Visit my fundraising page at [FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK] and make a contribution to help me reach my goal.

You can also show your support by sharing my fundraising page with your friends and family on social media!

Thank you again!


After Giving Day

Subject: Thank you

Hi [first_name],

Thank you so much for all of your support during Giving Day. Because of you, I was able to raise $[AMOUNT THAT YOU RAISED] for [PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE NAME]! Together, we made a difference at the University of Maryland.

You rock!