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2018 Day of Giving: 24 Hours of Impact

Institutional Advancement Toolkit

Last year the day exceeded our expectations with more than 3,700 gifts from more than 3,200 individual donors. This year, we hope to bring together an increasing number of our alumni, students, parents and friends to invest in Drexel. Day of Giving is an opportunity to grow our base of support, raise money and awareness for our schools, colleges, units and programs, while building a culture of philanthropy on campus.

Throughout the day, challenge money made possible by Drexel Trustees will be awarded to winning schools, units, and programs throughout the day and it incentivizes our alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends to support the university and increases philanthropic awareness.

Get Started:

There are a few things you can do now to be successful on May 1st!

  1. Please take a look at the featured allocations. We are asking that each allocation that is featured on May 1st have a point of contact that is responsible for Day of Giving (we encourage the IA unit officers for each unit to be the primary point of contact). Please confirm the point person for your allocation by filling out this form.
  2. Don’t see an area you’re passionate about on the featured allocations list? This year we’ve opened up wild card spots for allocations. You can learn more & apply to have the fund you care about featured by completing the Wild Card application.
  3. Review ‘What Gifts Count’ and be prepared to have conversations with your donors and prospects to help them be a part of the day.
  4. Each featured allocation is encouraged to either host a live experience event or participate in the central live experience on campus. Review the Live Experience section to learn more
  5. Use the Day of Giving Marketing section of the toolkit to start promoting on social media using the images and copy we’ve prepared- it’s fast and easy!
  6. Visit now and encourage your coworkers, prospects, alumni, and friends to become a Contender by visiting the site.

This toolkit will continue to be updated with more information and content for your use. Be sure to check back periodically for more about messaging and update content for social media.

Your communications in between now and May 1st should maintain suspense and avoid revealing details about 24 Hours of Impact. We aim to inspire curiosity and make the lead up to May 1st fun and exciting with language about “changing the game” and “becoming a contender” when using social media, tag your posts with #Drexel24 and link to