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#YCPGives Advocate Toolkit

While it takes the entire Spartan community to support our students on #YCPGives, our Advocates rise above and take their support one step further.

This Advocate Toolkit includes messages, language, and graphics to help you succeed in your outreach on #YCPGives. Not yet an Advocate? Click below to sign up for your account on GiveCampus.

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Advocate Toolkit

  • Become an Advocate

    How to Become an Advocate

    Not yet an Advocate? Don't fret! Follow these steps to become one today.

    1. Sign up for an account on our GiveCampus site
    2. While logged in...
      • Offer a Match or Challenge
      • Share using the built-in buttons via Facebook, Twitter, Text Message, or Email
        • You can copy and paste your link to easy share on other platforms
      • Create a Personal Plea video and post it to the campaign page

    Using the built-in sharing buttons on GiveCampus generates a link unique to you that will track how many gifts and how many dollars you've inspired through your outreach.

    Need more help to sign up? Click below or email ycfund@ycp.edu.

  • Personal Messages

    Send a Personal Message to Your Friends

    Directly asking your friends to give goes a long way. When someone is asked by a peer who has made a gift, they're more likely to understand the cause and join you in supporting students. 

    "Hi [First Name]! Today is #YCPGives and I just made my gift to support York College students. Can we count on you to make a gift today too? You can join the excitement at [your unique link]. Thank you!"


    "Hi [First Name]! Did you know that today is #YCPGives? It's the annual day of giving at York College and I'm asking all my YCP friends to join me in making a gift today to support the students. Will you give at [your unique link]?"


    "Hi [First Name]! Today is #YCPGives, the giving day at York College. I made a gift to [designation] because of how much it meant to me as a student. Will you make a gift to [designation] too? You can join the excitement at [your unique link]."

  • Personal Emails

    Send a Personal Email to Your Friends

    Use these templates to write an email to some friends and ask for their support on #YCPGives.

    Email for General Outreach

    Hi [First Name]!

    You’ve probably seen on social media or on email that today is #YCPGives, our annual day of giving! I’m excited to help spread the word about this day because we can see the collective impact we have on the YCP experience when we come together. No matter what area of the student experience you care about most—athletics, clubs, your major, scholarships, professional development—you can make a gift today to support what you love and help our students. I made my gift to [X AREA] because [why you gave here].

    Join me in supporting students today! You can make your gift by using my personal giving link here [add your link] (which helps me track how I’ve positively affected #YCPGives!).

    Thank you for your generosity and GO SPARTANS!

    [Your Name]


    Email for a Shared Experience (Club, Major, Team, Study Abroad, Co-Op, Etc.)

    Hi [First Name]!

    You’ve probably seen on social media or on email that today is #YCPGives, our annual day of giving! I’m reaching out to let you know that you can support whatever area of the YCP experience you care about most. I gave to [club/team/major/experience you shared with this individual] because [why you gave here]. I want to make sure that current and future students continue to learn and grow through [your program] for many years!

    Please join me in making a gift to [program] to support YCP students today! You can make your gift by using my personal giving link here [add your link] (which helps me track how I’ve positively affected #YCPGives!).

    Thank you for your generosity and GO SPARTANS!

    [Your Name]


    Emails for a Specific Challenge

    Taking part in one of our challenges today? Click below for templates specific to each challenge!

  • Share on Social Media

    Share Posts—Yours or Ours—on Social Media

    Make sure you're following @ycpalumni (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and @yorkcollegepa (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) on all your favorite social platforms so you can share our posts throughout the day.

    You can also create your own posts using the social images and sample language on this page. Feel free to tag your YCP friends and challenge them to join you in making a gift! When writing your post, reflect on what your York experience meant to you and what programs affected you. Give them a shout-out, especially if you made your gift to that area!

    Social sharing is easy with the "Share Now" buttons you'll find on our GiveCampus site.

    "I just made a gift to support York College students on #YCPGives! Join me in making a gift at [your unique link]!"


    "Today is the day you can make a difference for York College students. I made my gift and ow it's your turn! Give today at [your unique link]!"

Social Graphics and Images

  • Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn

    Click here to get the Facebook profile frame.

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  • Zoom Backgrounds

    #YCPGives Zoom background photo with 2.18.21 and photo of clocktower on campus

    #YCPGives Zoom background photo with 2.18.21 and photo of clocktower on campus

  • Instagram

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    #YCPGives Instagram Story graphic with 2.18.21 date and logo

Contact Us
#YCPGives
York College Fund
Grantley Hall, 16
Phone: 717.815.2209
ycfund@ycp.edu