Fundraising 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 and add some personal flair to make it your own!


Before Unite for USD

Subject: Join me in supporting Unite for USD! 

Hi [first_name],

I am excited to announce that I am supporting Unite for USD by taking on the role of a social ambassador fundraising champion. My fundraising will help the University of South Dakota support its special initiatives that are brought to our attention during this giving challenge. 

[Fundraiser Story: Why are you supporting Unite for USD? What impact has the University of South Dakota had on you/your family/your friends?]

Unite for USD is a 1,862 minute giving challenge to celebrate the generosity of our great Coyote community, so join the movement by contributing to my fundraiser on Feb. 12-13! Check out my fundraising page here: [LINK TO FUNDRAISING PAGE]

Thank you for supporting me and Unite for USD! 

Go Yotes!


Subject: I Need Your Help!

Hi [first name],

Unite for USD, the 1,862-minute giving challenge, is only X days away. There are numerous initiatives that have been presented during this giving challenge and I want to support them on Feb. 12-13! I need your help to make a difference!

Your contributions can make a big impact on Coyotes everywhere: 

[Example - pull from an initiatives donation levels:
$25 - Purchases materials for students
$50 - Helps a student participate in X program
$100 - Covers a student's travel costs
$250 - Covers one student's entire trip with our club]


Together we can succeed! Visit [LINK TO FUNDRAISING PAGE] to support me and the University of South Dakota.

Thank you!


During Unite for USD

Subject: Help me support Unite for USD!

Hi [first_name],

TODAY is the day! It’s Feb. [insert day], so the time to give is now. My goal is to raise $X in support of Unite for USD, but I can’t reach my goal alone. 

Please join me in helping the University of South Dakota reach their donor goal! You can do so 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 Unite for USD and the difference that University of South Dakota makes in our community!

Thank you!


Subject: Only a few more hours left to give!

Hi [first_name],

Can you believe Unite for USD is almost over? With [$ AMOUNT YOU’VE RAISED] already raised for the University of South Dakota, I am proud of my impact as a fundraising champion!

I am so thankful for the support of my Coyote community throughout these 1,862 minutes - 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 Unite for USD

Subject: Thank you!

Hi [first_name],

Thank you so much for all of your support during Unite for USD. Because of you, I was able to raise $X for the University of South Dakota! Together, we successfully united all members of the Coyote community. 

Go Yotes!