Now is a great time to share your enthusiasm for our work with your networks! From October 31st to November 20th, TCAT is participating in a fundraising campaign called Give Local and you can help by spreading the word!
Copy, paste, and customize the templates below by editing the bolded words, and use them to contact your email list three times during the Give Local Campaign. You can also use the Facebook and Twitter posts at the bottom!
Week #1: Oct. 31st
Subject: Be part of Give Local 2018!
Dear [Insert Name],
Because of my commitment to a clean and healthy Thurston County, I’m enthusiastic about the work of Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT), and ask that you to consider donating to their Give Local campaign: “Help TCAT Build a Strong Local Climate Movement.” [Add other personal reasons for your commitment to local climate action here.]
From October 31st through November 20th, TCAT is joining The Community Foundation and 75 local nonprofits for “Give Local,” raising money to benefit the residents of South Puget Sound. I’m asking you to consider making a donation to our campaign, “Help TCAT Build a Strong Local Climate Movement.”
When you give to TCAT, you fund vital programs such as:
- South Sound Climate Action Convention, a forum for teaching, learning, organizing and visioning our local response to climate change.
- Thurston Greenhouse Gas Inventory used by local governments to set climate goals and actions;
- Climate Action Coordinating Council of local environmental organizations working collaboratively to prevent competition between organizations;
- TCAT Weekly Newsletter informing more than 800 subscribers about developments in our local fight for a livable climate, and including a collaborative Community Calendar of local climate events.
Here’s how you can help TCAT build a strong local climate movement:
- Go to this link between October 31 and November 20th, and make a donation
- 2.Help spread the word by sharing TCAT and the Give Local event on Facebook and Twitter and using the hashtags: #GiveLocalSPS and #GiveWhereYouLive
Thank you for all you do for our community.
Week #2: Nov. 10th
Subject: Support Thurston Climate Action Team on Give Local!
Dear [Insert Name].
I wanted to check in with you again, mid-way through this year’s Give Local campaign for Thurston Climate Action Team – an outstanding force in our community for bringing people together for local climate action.
If you haven’t given yet, why not click on the link now, and join me in building a strong, resilient, healthy community in the face of climate change?
Thank you for the work you’re doing in our community, and for considering a donation to TCAT.
Week #3: Nov. 18th
Subject: Give Local and Help Us Reach Our Goal
Dear [Insert Name],
Time is almost up to participate in this year’s Give Local campaign, benefitting Thurston Climate Action Team. If you haven’t had the opportunity to contribute yet, now is the time to help TCAT reach their $5000 goal and build a strong local climate movement!
Follow the link here to make your donation before the campaign ends on November 20th.
Thanks for everything you’re doing to make ours an outstanding community!
Sample Facebook Posts/ Tweets:
Week One: Oct. 31st
- Today is the first day of #GiveLocalSPS! Donate to help us Build A Strong Local Climate Movement in South Puget Sound: https://givelocal.thecommunityfoundation.com/campaign/thurston-climate-action
- Be part of #GiveLocalSPS, and join a local giving movement. You can donate to Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT) at https://givelocal.thecommunityfoundation.com/campaign/thurston-climate-action #GiveWhereYouLive
Week Two: November 10th
- Help TCAT Build A Strong Local Climate Movement by donating via Give Local today! https://givelocal.thecommunityfoundation.com/campaign/thurston-climate-action
Week Three: November 18th:
- Donate through #GiveLocalSPS to give your donation a boost! With the $100,000 Incentive Fund, your gift goes even further to support Thurston Climate Action Team!
- Donate today! Thanks to the Give Local sponsors, credit card fees are covered. 100% of your donation goes directly to Thurston Climate Action Team!
You can also add this banner link to any post:
Thank you for all you do to protect our climate! For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org