Dear Lead and Grassroots Volunteers,
Thank you very much for joining the campus-wide team to help with the 2012 Community Fund Drive. Whether you are a first-time volunteer or a “veteran” volunteer, we appreciate the time and effort you will give to making the fund drive a huge success!
Last year U of M employees pledged nearly $1.25 million to the seven participating federations. This year we are committed to surpass that pledge amount and have a goal to achieve a $1.5 million pledge amount and 40% participation. During tough economic times, donations go down and needs go up. Now, more than ever, the agencies and charities supported by the federations need our help. Every little bit counts - small gifts really do add up. We are confident that with your help and the University’s Culture of Caring, we can reach these goals.
The success of the fund drive will depend on each volunteer communicating with employees about the fund drive, asking for pledges, and thanking people for their contributions. Research has shown that the personal approach is the most effective way to get employees to contribute to the fund drive.
This Volunteer Guide contains information that you will need to conduct the campaign. In addition, we encourage you to attend the training/information sessions on September 19, and the campaign's closing thank you event November 19. All events will be held at McNamara Alumni Center. We promise these events will be informative and fun!
The 2012 Community Fund Drive
Viewing: 2012 Community Fund Drive - Kickoff - Co-chairs' Welcome
Click to View: 2012 Community Fund Drive - Kickoff - Training
Click to View: 2012 Community Fund Drive - Kickoff - Open Your Hearts to the Hungry and Homeless
Click to View: 2012 Community Fund Drive - Kickoff - Minnesota Environmental Fund
Click to View: 2012 Community Fund Drive - Kickoff - Can Do Canines
2011 CFD Kickoff
Click to View: 9-20-11 Community Fund Drive Kick Off event including co-chair welcome, and training session.
Click to View: Kari Elias, 2011 Community Health Charities Kick-off Speaker
Click to View: Craig Dunn 2011 United Arts Fund Kick-off Speaker
Click to View: Jana Curiel & Margarite Mayes, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless 2011 Kick-off Speaker
PDF: Thermometer to Show Your Progress
PDF: CFD Poster
PDF: Federation Administrative and Fundraising Expenses
PDF: Quotes on Giving
PDF: Volunteer Guide
Word Document: CFD Logo for Communications
Word Document: Federation Speaker Request Form (schedule charity speakers or volunteers)
Word Document: Talking Points
Word Document: 'I Gave' Stickers (Purchase Avery 5294 labels to print stickers)
Word Document: 'Vote for Charity' Stickers (Purchase Avery 5294 labels to print stickers)
Word Document: 'Vote for Giving' Stickers (Purchase Avery 5294 labels to print stickers)
PowerPoint: Volunteer Training Trivia (press F5 to start)
PowerPoint: 2012 Volunteer Training Presentation
PowerPoint: Keeping Your Events Legal