GW Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising campaign designed to increase philanthropic support on specific areas of the university. GW alumni, parents, and friends are encouraged to make a gift on GW Giving Day to maximize collective philanthropic impact. What makes giving days successful at other universities and organizations across the country is the hard work of volunteers, like Giving Day Advocates.
Giving Day Advocates are incredibly important volunteers. These advocates promote the awareness of Giving Day and the powerful effects of philanthropy on the everyday lives of GW students. By becoming an advocate and encouraging 10 alumni to make a gift, you are amplifying your impact and improving the lives of students for years to come.
A Giving Day Advocate:
We recommend reaching out and engaging with your network in a variety of ways:
One of the most important things you can do is thank donors! No matter the size, every single gift is important to GW and the future of student success. If you solicit a contact and they make a gift, please take a moment to thank them for their generosity. Whether you call, text, email, or direct message, a thank you goes a long way!
Subject line: Save the date for GW’s Giving Day
Have you heard that GW will be launching their first campus-wide Giving Day to celebrate its bicentennial? Mark your calendars for April 7th, 2021, and make the decision to support the promising students of today and tomorrow.
I hope you will join me in making a gift to (insert school, college, or area of support) and help students raise higher and achieve more in 2021? In fact, the first $200,000 given by alumni will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor - now you can give and double your impact!
Please visit givingday.gwu.edu for more information!
Subject: Join me for GW Giving Day
Today is the day! I hope you will join me in making a gift during GW’s first campus-wide Giving Day. Whether you support student scholarships, academic programs, or (insert school/college/unit), we hope you make the decision to support GW students today and tomorrow.
Make your gift online here:
As an added bonus, the first $200,000 given today will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor. Today is the best day to give and double your philanthropic impact! Together, we can raise higher for students and help them succeed and change the world.
Subject: Thank you for your gift to GW on Giving Day
Thank you so much for supporting GW students on our historic Giving Day! Your gift is a legacy that will impact generations to come, and we thank you for your generosity. Gifts from donors like you make our community stronger and help GW students achieve their academic goals.
Thank you and Raise high!
Download social media art and graphics. Note: links are personalized and available through your advocacy account on GiveCampus.
GW is launching its first campus-wide Giving Day to celebrate the university’s bicentennial! Mark your calendars for April 7 and join me and so many other alumni in supporting the promising students of today and tomorrow. #GWGivingDay [LINK]
GW’s first annual Giving Day is coming up on April 7! I hope you will join me in giving to ______ to help students raise higher and achieve more in 2021. Learn more → [LINK] #GWGivingDay
On April 7, I’m giving to _______ in honor of #GWGivingDay. When I was a student (explain the importance of where you’re giving meant to you). I want to ensure that future students have the same, if not better, experience that I did. Learn more about GW Giving Day → [LINK]
April 7 is the first annual #GWGivingDay, and I’m giving to __________. (1-2 sentences on how important the area that you’re supporting is to you). Will you join me and so many other alumni by making a gift? Mark your calendar and learn more at [LINK]
TODAY is #GWGivingDay! Join me and so many other GW alumni in making a gift to _________ or any other part of GW that is important to you. Our collective support makes a world of difference for current students. [LINK]
I just gave to _________ for #GWGivingDay! Today, alumni from around the world are making a gift to make a collective impact on current students. This year has been difficult for many – join me and so many others by making a gift today: [LINK]
Today, I’m giving to _______ in honor of #GWGivingDay. When I was a student (explain the importance of where you’re giving meant to you). I want to ensure that future students have the same, if not better, experience that I did. Join me in giving today → [LINK]
Today is the first annual #GWGivingDay, and I’m giving to __________. (1-2 sentences on how important the area that you’re supporting is to you). Will you join me and so many other alumni by making a gift today? Our support ensures that GW students are set up for success in 2021 and beyond! [LINK]
General GW Giving Day Toolkit - This includes logos, social media shares, and other visuals.
Questions? Please contact [email protected].