November 19, 2021

Save Woods & Water

EXTRAORDINARY GIVE FUNDRAISING CHAMPION GUIDE

Welcome to Lancaster Conservancy’s

ExtraGive Fundraising Champion Headquarters!

Thank you for being here! 

We need your help to raise critical funds to protect wild and forested lands for a cleaner, healthier community during the Lancaster County Community Foundation’s 10th Extraordinary Give on Friday, November 19, 2021! How can you help? What is a fundraising champion? All great questions, and we have your answers right here! 

Photos on this page are courtesy of Michelle Johnsen Photography and Kerry Givens.

DONATE DURING EXTRAGIVE

Lancaster Conservancy Extraordinary Give 2021

Fundraising Champion Guide

Each year, the Lancaster County Community Foundation hosts Extraordinary Give, a regional day of giving, highlighting the incredible generosity of our community. The Lancaster Conservancy is proud to have been part of this uniquely Lancaster event since its inception. 

We rely on the funds raised during ExtraGive to continue the mission of the Conservancy – and that’s where you come in! This year, we’re encouraging passionate supporters of conservation to become Extraordinary Give Fundraising Champions.  The goal is simple – spread the word about your passion for our work to your friends and family and encourage them to make a donation on November 19.  

This website has been designed with you in mind – this is everything you need to have a successful ExtraGive Day!  

Thank you for your incredible support of our work!  

SIGN UP TO BE A FUNDRAISING CHAMPION

(Click the above button to visit the Conservancy’s ExtraGive page then click on “Fundraise”). 

*If you have previously donated during Extraordinary Give, please follow the onscreen instructions after you select Fundraise. You will be redirected and asked to create a password. If you have participated as a Fundraising Champion in previous years, please use the same login information as before. You can reset your password by following the prompts if needed.

Please reach out to Jess Brown with any questions by email at JBrown@lancasterconservancy.org or by phone at (717) 392-7891 x 219

Let’s Get Social!

Social Media Tool Kit

General Social Media Tips

1. Use photos! We have provided some simple graphics for your use or you can share photos of your favorite natural spaces!
2. Include your fundraising link in all your posts to make it easy for your friends and family to find your page.
3. Tag friends and family so they can see your posts (and so can their friends and family). 

Facebook Template

I need your help to save woods & water! Please consider contributing to the Lancaster Conservancy through my personal fundraising page – [insert link]. Your support will help preserve wild and forested land forever! 

Today’s the day! Give a gift to help protect and care for the places you like to hike, hunt, fish and play – [insert link] 

Saving our natural lands is extremely important to me – not just because I love to be outdoors, but because I believe in the importance of protecting the plants and animals we share them with. Help me save woods and water by donating TODAY – [insert link]. 

It’s ExtraGive! As a Lancaster resident, I love seeing our community come together to support a variety of causes. Today, I’m supporting the Lancaster Conservancy and I hope you’ll join me! The work of the Conservancy is important to me because [insert personal motivation here]. You can donate to my fundraising efforts at [insert fundraising link]. 

Twitter Template

It’s #ExtraGive today! Help me save woods & water by making a donation to Lancaster Conservancy – [insert personal link] 

Instagram Tips

When you share on Instgram, use your personal photos from adventures on our preserves (or a favorite nature shot)!  Make sure you follow @lancasterconservancy and keep up with our postings – you can share our posts and our stories and just include your words.

To include your fundraising link on Instagram:
1. Add link to your bio (great to reference when sharing a post)
2. Add a “link” sticker with your fundraising link on your Instagram stories

Check out the ExtraGive’s Social Media Guide

Don’t put your phone away yet!

Text & Email Templates

Email Template

Hi [Name],  

I am thrilled to be supporting the Lancaster Conservancy today through Extraordinary Give! You know all about my passion for the outdoors – and for the work of the Lancaster Conservancy. I’m asking you to make a donation TODAY to my efforts to raise much needed funds for this local organization.  

Now, more than ever, we need to protect natural lands for recreation, habitat, clean water, and the health of our community. I hope you’ll consider making a donation of any amount through my personal fundraising page. Extraordinary Give only goes until midnight tonight – so there’s no time to waste! Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your support! 

Text Template 

Hey [Name]! As I’m sure you know, today is ExtraGive and I’m excited to be supporting the Lancaster Conservancy! As you know, I’m passionate about protecting our natural lands here in Lancaster and I hope you’ll consider making a donation to my personal fundraising efforts. You can click on this link and it will take you directly to my fundraising page. Thank you for your support! [insert link] 

Personalizing Your Fundraising Page Through Givegab

Personalizing your page is important so that your family and friends can see why this is important to you!  And so they can be sure that they’re supporting your fundraising efforts. 

First, log in to your GiveGab page using the email and password you used to register. Under your personal fundraisers, you will see Lancaster Conservancy, ExtraGive. 

VIEW – This will take you to your personal website (what people will see when they click your link). 

DASHBOARD – This will take you to the backend of your personal page – information that only you can see! Your dashboard is where you can personalize your page, track your donors, and even send emails.  

TELL YOUR STORY This is where you can edit your page! You can add photos and include your personal reasons for supporting the Lancaster Conservancy. This is also where you can adjust your personal fundraising goal. 

REACH OUT – This is a way for you to quickly send an email to your friends and family, telling them about your efforts to raise funds for the Lancaster Conservancy. This email will look like it comes directly from you (from the email you signed up from) and responses will come directly back to you.  

SHARE SOCIALYAccess your personal fundraising link to share via text, email, or on any social media platforms.  

PRIZES

Raise $500 or more – Lancaster Conservancy branded Nalgene water bottle

Raise $1,000 or more – Dinner for two at a restaurant in downtown Lancaster

Any participant who raises $100 or more will be invited to a celebratory happy hour. Details to come!

Thank you to our generous Annual Sponsors!

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