Ambassador Communication Guide
Click one of the social media icons above to see tips, tricks, and sample posts to get you well on your way to mastering being a social Ambassador
Looking to harness the power of visual communication? Take advantage of the ability to communicate with potential supporters with impactful images and catchy captions.
Follow @GivingDay on Instagram.
Connect your Instagram and Facebook accounts. Make sure that your Instagram posts are automatically posted on Facebook. Connecting Facebook and Instagram harnesses the power of both social media platforms at once and allows you to reach a wider audience.
Find powerful images. People-centric, positive images will help you draw in new followers. Focus on sharing images that speak to your organization’s mission and your target audience. Canva.com is a great way to take your own photographs or a stock image to the next level. If you want to include important dates, statistics, or quotes, Canva lets you add text right on top of the image as well as provides you with a suite of photo editing tools.
Socialize! Like other supporters’ posts, and consider re-sharing posts that stand out and speak to your cause. Showcasing the stories and individuals that propel the mission of Grow the Garden will help you gain more followers, recognition, and traction in advance of Grow the Garden.
Use #growthegarden, in addition to other creative hashtags. 2-3 hashtags per post is the sweet spot. Start with a branded or specific hashtag - like a tagline or fun phrase. Follow this with the name of the area that you support, then a broader hashtag tied to the cause (i.e., #spreadingthelove). Having a succession of hashtags helps with branding!
Create a regular schedule for posting. We recommend posting at least 2-3 times per week to stay in your followers' feeds! If you integrate your Instagram posts with Facebook, you’ll want to consider how your Instagram posts will fit in with your other scheduled Facebook posts. Consider making posts that show a chronological history of New England Botanic Garden, if applicable.
Have fun! Instagram is a really playful platform, and the perfect opportunity to let the unique personalities, humor, and convictions of New England Botanic Garden shine through your photos, captions, and hashtags! Instagram is a fantastic opportunity to relate to your supporters, showing them who you are and what you stand for.
Want to quickly engage donors and share information about your fundraising efforts? Twitter is instant and efficient!
Below you will find a few tips to help you have success.
Follow @GivingDay’s Twitter account.
Tell your followers that you are fundraising for Grow the Garden. Tell your followers about the specific area that you support and begin to build a story around that. Use some of the suggested tweets provided below.
Use #hashtags and @handles. Whenever you share information include the @GivingDay handle and #growthegarden to further spread the word. Show that you are a part of Grow the Garden by using the hashtag in all of your tweets.
Don’t just follow! Become a part of the conversation. Let people know that you are out there and engaged. Respond to tweets like you are holding a conversation. You never know where this may lead.
Share pictures, videos and interesting content. Twitter is not just about your ‘words’. Pictures and videos draw people in, and sharing interesting articles about what you and others are doing shows that you are part of a community.
Tweet, retweet and tweet again (especially during Grow the Garden)!
Sample Twitter Posts
- Are you ready to be a part of Grow the Garden? It’s a day to celebrate all the good going on for New England Botanic Garden! #growthegarden
- Mark your calendars for September 7-14, 2022. It will be a day for everyone to support Grow the Garden. You can find my fundraiser page at [LINK TO FUNDRAISER PAGE]! #growthegarden
- On September 7-14, 2022, help us celebrate Grow the Garden by supporting my fundraiser at [LINK TO FUNDRAISER PAGE]! #growthegarden
- Get pumped for Grow the Garden! Join the conversation by following @GivingDay and retweeting any #growthegarden posts!
- Get ready to get up and give for Grow the Garden on September 7-14, 2022! Follow @GivingDay to stay updated on the giving movement!
- A little can go a long way when we get together and give together on September 7-14, 2022 for Grow the Garden! [LINK TO FUNDRAISER PAGE] #growthegarden
Looking to get the word out with Facebook? This guide will help you get started and on the road to creating a successful strategy.
Below is a list of ways you can begin engaging your community for Grow the Garden!
Talk it up! Post interesting information about the area that you are supporting and share success stories and photos. Ask your followers questions to engage them in dialogue. Remember to keep posts brief! You don’t want to lose your audience by presenting lengthy updates.
Tell everyone that the area that you are supporting is a part of Grow the Garden. Be sure to tell people what it is all about. Let them know how they can donate and ask them to spread the word as well.
Create a Facebook event. Invite your constituents to be part of Grow the Garden so that they can be reminded as the day gets closer AND see who else is participating. Also, tell people to invite others. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are hosting an event onsite; the whole event is worth celebration!
Sample Facebook Posts
- Save the date: Grow the Garden is September 7-14, 2022! You can be part of the celebration by giving to your favorite area. Visit growthegarden.nebg.org to find out more.
- The real success of Grow the Garden will not be how much money we raise but the tremendous impact those dollars will have when New England Botanic Garden puts them to work! Join the giving on September 7-14, 2022 at growthegarden.nebg.org.
- Let’s show New England Botanic Garden that we are full of generosity! On September 7-14, 2022, help us celebrate Grow the Garden and continue [EXPLANATION OF MISSION]
- I'm so excited to support Grow the Garden! You can support our area by visiting my fundraiser page at [LINK TO FUNDRAISER PAGE] and donating on September 7-14, 2022.
- On September 7-14, 2022, give where your heart is! To support my fundraiser for Grow the Garden, go to [LINK TO FUNDRAISER PAGE].
See templates ▼
Click the icon above to see sample emails to send to your network before, during, and after Grow the Garden
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 Grow the Garden
Subject: Join me in Supporting Grow the Garden
Hi [FIRST NAME],
I am excited to announce that I am supporting New England Botanic Garden during Grow the Garden by taking on the role of a fundraising ambassador. Learn more about Grow the Garden at growthegarden.nebg.org.
My fundraising will specifically help [NAME OF area YOU SUPPORT] to [OBJECTIVE - take from the area's story]!
[YOUR FUNDRAISER STORY: Why are you fundraising? What impact has this area had on you?]
Thank you for supporting me and [NAME OF area YOU SUPPORT]!
Subject: I Need Your Help!
Hi [first name],
Grow the Garden is only [DAYS UNTIL Grow the Garden] days away. [NAME OF area YOU SUPPORT] is participating in this celebration and I want to support them on September 7-14, 2022. I need you help to make a difference!
Your contributions can make a big impact on [NAME OF area YOU SUPPORT]:
[EXAMPLE 2, ETC.]
Together we can make a difference. Visit [LINK TO FUNDRAISING PAGE] to support me and [NAME OF area YOU SUPPORT]!
During Grow the Garden
Subject: Grow the Garden is here - Support [NAME OF area YOU SUPPORT]
TODAY is the day! It’s September 7-14, 2022, so the time to give is now. My goal is to raise $[YOUR FUNDRAISER GOAL] in support of [NAME OF area YOU SUPPORT], but I can’t reach my goal alone.
Please join me in helping [NAME OF area YOU SUPPORT] to [OBJECTIVE OF area YOU SUPPORT] by visiting my fundraising page at: [FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK].
If you’ve already donated, thank you so much for your support! I hope you’ll consider sharing my fundraising page with your friends and family on social media to get the word out about [NAME OF area YOU SUPPORT] and the difference they make to our community!
Subject: Only a few more hours left to give!
Can you believe Grow the Garden is almost over? With [$ AMOUNT YOU’VE RAISED SO FAR] already raised for [NAME OF area YOU SUPPORT], I am proud of my impact as a fundraising ambassador!
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 Grow the Garden
Subject: Thank you
Thank you so much for all of your support during Grow the Garden. Because of you, I was able to raise $[AMOUNT RAISED IN YOUR FUNDRAISER] for [NAME OF area YOU SUPPORT]! Together, we made a difference.