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Day of Giving Advocate Toolkit

Thank you for signing up to be an Advocate during The University of Toledo's Day of Giving on April 7-8. Your contributions will have a real impact on the success of our fundraising campaign!

Please bookmark this page and refer to it both before and during Day of Giving.

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Social Media

Every Gift Matters

In the weeks leading up to April 7, we will be sharing community member quotes, short video clips and emails about UToledo's fourth Day of Giving. All posts will be tagged with the #RocketForward hashtag.

We ask that you share as many of these as you feel comfortable sharing with your personal networks that overlap with your fellow Rocket alumni.

We will be sharing information via The University of Toledo social media accounts:

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We also will share information from The University of Toledo Foundation and Alumni accounts:

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Change Your PROFILE AND Cover Photos

Changing your profile photo on social media is a great way to show you're supporting Day of Giving. This is about sharing your story!

  • Check out the graphics you can use.
  • To download, click and save the file, then choose from the graphics sized for various social media platforms.

Phone Talking Points

If you are not a social media user or prefer the more personal contact of speaking to your former classmates by phone we encourage you to do so!

Below are a few talking points we've created for you. But remember,  you know your fellow UToledo Rocket classmates and alumni better than we ever could, so share your story and ask them to support UToledo on this special day.

  • Gifts made between now and April 8 at noon count for more than on any other day in 2021, because  this is a grassroots effort to increase awareness of UToledo and to build donor support.
  • Gifts can be made online at give.utoledo.edu or by calling 419.530.7730.
  • Encourage them to increase their gift over last year.
  • If they have never given before, encourage them to give at their "class level." For example, a graduate of 2008 could give $20.08 or a graduate of 1975 might give $19.75 or $75."
  • Thank them for their continued support — whether they give or not.
  • If you believe your classmates would rather send a check than make a gift online or over the phone, please let the Development Office know so we can send out specific Day of Giving envelopes.

Email Sample

Below is a sample email you can send to fellow alumni and Rocket fans. You know your classmates and fellow graduates better than we do, so personalize the email to fit your purpose. You also can forward one of the previous Day of Giving emails (let us know if you need one resent) and add your own message at the top. 

I hope by now you've heard about The University of Toledo's Day of Giving! It's an exciting time for the entire Rocket community to come together to show our support of the University. I made my gift as part of the Day of Giving campaign, Rocket Forward: You Launch Lives, and I hope you will join me in making one, too.

I invested in UToledo because of the wonderful Rocket experience I had at a pivotal time in my life. To make your gift, visit rocketforward.utoledo.edu or call 419.530.7730.

Thank you in advance for showing your Rocket pride by supporting UToledo students, programs and research through your gift and your advocacy.

 

Last Updated: 2/27/21