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 the Give Big Pittsburgh

Subject: Join me in Supporting [ORGANIZATION NAME]

Hi [first_name],

I am excited to announce that I am supporting [ORGANIZATION NAME] during Give Big Pittsburgh by taking on the role of a fundraising champion. My fundraising will help [ORGANIZATION 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?]

Give Big Pittsburgh is a 24-hour giving challenge to celebrate the generosity of our great state, so join the movement by contributing to my fundraiser on November 28th! Check out my fundraising page here: [LINK TO FUNDRAISING PAGE]

Thank you for supporting me and [ORGANIZATION NAME]!


Subject: I Need Your Help!

Hi [first name],

Give Big Pittsburgh, the 24- hour statewide giving movement, is only X days away. [ORGANIZATION NAME] is participating in this one day celebration and I want to support them on November 28. I need you help to make a difference!

Your contributions can make a big impact on [THOSE WHO ARE IMPACTED BY CAMPAIGN]:

[Example - pull from organization’s donation levels:
$25 - Purchases litter for a cat for 6 months
$50 - Feeds a cat for a year
$100 - Vaccinates a cat
$250 - Purchases a room of new cat enclosures]


Together we can [OBJECTIVE]. Visit [LINK TO FUNDRAISING PAGE] to support me and [ORGANIZATION NAME]!

Thank you!


During the Give Big Pittsburgh

Subject: Give Big Pittsburgh is here - Support [ORGANIZATION NAME]

Hi [first_name],

TODAY is the day! It’s November 28, so the time to give is now. My goal is to raise $X in support of [ORGANIZATION NAME], but I can’t reach my goal alone.

Please join me in helping [ORGANIZATION 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 [ORGANIZATION NAME] and the difference they make to our community!

Thank you!


Subject: Only a few more hours left to give!

Hi [first_name],

Can you believe Give Big Pittsburgh is almost over? With [$ AMOUNT YOU’VE RAISED] already raised for [ORGANIZATION NAME], I am proud of my impact as a fundraising champion!

I am so thankful for the support of my community throughout this day - 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 the Give Big Pittsburgh

Subject: Thank you

Hi [first_name],

Thank you so much for all of your support during Give Big Pittsburgh. Because of you, I was able to raise $X for [ORGANIZATION NAME]! Together, we made a difference in the lives of [THOSE SERVED BY ORGANIZATION].

You rock!