Uniting for a Cause: Your Role as a Giving Tuesday Champion
As dedicated volunteers of the West Tennessee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, you are the backbone of our Scouting community. With Giving Tuesday approaching, we have a unique opportunity to showcase the spirit of Scouting – unity, generosity, and leadership. We invite you to become a Giving Tuesday Champion, a role that harnesses your passion and commitment to make a tangible difference in the lives of our Scouts.
How Can You Become a Champion?
Becoming a Giving Tuesday Champion is simple and impactful. It involves reaching out to your network to raise awareness and support for our Council. Here’s how you can get started:
Use the Provided Templates: We've crafted several email templates tailored for different audiences. These templates are designed to make your outreach efforts seamless and effective. (The templates are at the bottom of this blog.)
Personalize Your Message: While templates provide a solid foundation, adding a personal touch can significantly enhance your message's impact. Share your Scouting experiences, stories, or why this cause matters to you.
Choose Your Audience: Whether it's friends, family, colleagues, or your broader social network, identify who you want to reach out to and select the template that best suits that audience.
Spread the Word: Leverage social media, email, or even personal conversations to share your message. The more people you reach, the greater our collective impact.
Follow-Up: Don’t hesitate to follow up with your contacts a few days after your initial message. A gentle reminder can go a long way in garnering support.
Your Impact as a Champion
By stepping up as a Giving Tuesday Champion, you're not just raising funds; you're strengthening our Scouting community. You're ensuring that more young people have access to the life-changing experiences that Scouting offers. Your efforts today will help mold the leaders of tomorrow.
Ready to Start?
To begin, choose a template from the ones provided and tailor it to your audience. Remember, every message you send, every story you share, and every donation you inspire, brings us closer to our goal of empowering young lives through Scouting.
Thank you for being a part of this journey and for choosing to be a Giving Tuesday Champion. Together, let's make this a remarkable day for the West Tennessee Area Council and the many Scouts who depend on us.
Template 1: Personal Appeal to Friends and Family
Subject: Join Me in Supporting Scouting This Giving Tuesday!
Dear Friends and Family,
Today is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to generosity and kindness. As a volunteer with the West Tennessee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, I've witnessed firsthand the positive impact Scouting has on our youth. I'm reaching out to ask for your support in continuing this legacy.
Here's how you can help:
Donate: Every contribution makes a difference. Visit West TN Scouts Donation to make your gift.
Spread the Word: Share this email with others who might be interested in supporting our cause.
Your support means the world to our Scouts. Thank you for considering this request and for being a part of our Scouting community.
Template 2: Appeal to Colleagues and Professional Network
Subject: Support Our Future Leaders this Giving Tuesday
I hope this email finds you well. Today marks Giving Tuesday, a global initiative that encourages acts of generosity. As a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, I invite you to join me in making a difference in the lives of young people in our community.
Here's how you can contribute:
Make a Donation: Visit our donation page here and choose a contribution that feels right for you. https://donations.scouting.org/#/council/559/appeals
Share with Your Network: Help us reach a wider audience by forwarding this email or sharing our mission on social media.
Your support will help us provide invaluable experiences and learning opportunities for our Scouts. Thank you for considering this cause.
Template 3: Social Media Influencers and Community Leaders
Subject: Let's Rally for Scouting this Giving Tuesday!
Hello [Influencer/Leader's Name],
As Giving Tuesday unfolds, we have a unique opportunity to champion a cause that shapes the future leaders of our community - Scouting. As a volunteer with the West Tennessee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, I'm reaching out to seek your support in amplifying our message.
Your influence can make a huge difference:
Donate: If you're able, please consider making a donation at West TN Scouts Donation. https://donations.scouting.org/#/council/559/appeals
Share Our Story: Use your platform to share about Giving Tuesday and the impact of Scouting in our community.
Together, we can create a wave of generosity and positive change. Thank you for your consideration and support.
Template 4: For General Community Outreach
Subject: Make an Impact This Giving Tuesday - Support Scouting
Dear Community Member,
Today is a special day - Giving Tuesday - a global movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities. As part of the West Tennessee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, I'm inviting you to join this movement by supporting our local Scouts.
How to Get Involved:
Donate: Visit this link to contribute. Every little bit helps! https://donations.scouting.org/#/council/559/appeals
Spread the Word: Share our cause with your friends, family, and social networks.
Your support will have a lasting impact on the youth in our area. Thank you for your generosity!