Sample the Human Race Newsletter Template


As a board member, sending emails to your personal network can be a fast, easy, and customizable way to get the word out about about the Human Race! Here you’ll find several email templates your board members can use to help spread the word on a variety of topics! Pick or choose a few, or give your board members a suggested timeline to follow leading up to and on the Human Race!


Promoting Your Organization’s Social Media Presence

Subject: Follow [@ORGANIZATION HANDLE] raise [GOAL] now!

Hi [first_name],

[ORGANIZATION NAME] is working around the clock to raise funds to [CAUSE] for the Human Race. You can stay up to date all of their amazing progress online via [FACEBOOK/TWITTER/INSTAGRAM]. Following [ORGANIZATION NAME] is the best way to stay up to date on all the great work being done in our community for [THOSE BEING SERVED]!

the Human Race is a 24-hour giving challenge on March 27th, and they will be updating all of their followers before, during and after! You can also stay up to date directly on our fundraising page here: [LINK TO GIVING DAY PROFILE]

Your likes, comments, and shares make a direct impact on our community today, and everyday.

Thank you for supporting me and [ORGANIZATION NAME]!


Making A Personal Ask for the Human Race

Subject: [ORGANIZATION NAME] is important to me. Will you help [THOSE BEING SERVED]?

As you may know, I am a member of the board of directors for [ORGANIZATION NAME]. This year will be raising much needed funds and awareness for [CAUSE] during the Human Race. [ORGANIZATION NAME] is important to me because [Your Story: Why do you support this organization? What impact has this organization had on you/your family/your friends?]!

[ORGANIZATION MISSION AND OBJECTIVE]

the Human Race is a 24-hour giving challenge to celebrate the generosity of our great community, so please join this movement by contributing on March 27th! Check out our page here: [LINK TO GIVING DAY PROFILE]

Thank you for supporting me and [ORGANIZATION NAME]!


Soliciting A Match or Challenge Opportunity

Subject: Help [ORGANIZATION NAME] double our donations!

Hi [first_name],

As you may know, I am a member of the board of directors for [ORGANIZATION NAME]. This year will be raising much needed funds and awareness for [CAUSE] during the Human Race which is a 24-hour giving challenge to celebrate the generosity of our great community on March 27th!

We are working hard to find new and exciting ways to incentivize our supporters to give back during the Human Race. We have found that donors are 3 times more likely to give when motivated by a matching donation or incentive challenge.

This is where you can help [ORGANIZATION NAME] in a big way! Through your matching gift or unlockable challenge, we can motivate more of our supporters and community members to stand behind [ORGANIZATION NAME]’s mission and make an exponential. I am happy to discuss this opportunity with you further and find the best possible fit for you and [ORGANIZATION NAME].

Thank you for your consideration and I hope I can count on your support in any capacity.


Announcing the Human Race

Subject: [ORGANIZATION NAME] has an exciting announcement!

I am excited to announce that on March 27th, [ORGANIZATION NAME] will be participating in the Human Race! This 24-hour online event is a great way get our community excited about giving locally, and an amazing opportunity to raise funds for [ORGANIZATION MISSION AND OBJECTIVE]

[Your Personal Story: Why are you supporting this organization? What impact has this organization had on you/your family/your friends?]

Check out our fundraising page here: [LINK TO GIVING DAY PROFILE]

Thank you for supporting [ORGANIZATION NAME] and [ORGANIZATION CAUSE]!


Leading Up to the Human Race

Subject: I Need Your Help!

Hi [first name],

the Human Race, the 24-Hour giving movement in our community, is only [X] days away. [ORGANIZATION NAME] is participating in this one day celebration and I want to support them on March 27th. I need your help to make a difference!

Your contributions can make an enormous impact on [THOSE BEING SERVED].

Together we can [OBJECTIVE]. Visit [LINK TO GIVING DAY PROFILE] to support me and [ORGANIZATION NAME]!

Thank you!


When the Human Race Has Officially Arrived

Subject: the Human Race is here - Support [ORGANIZATION NAME]

Hi [first_name],

TODAY is the day! It’s the Human Race, so the time to give is now. Our goal is to raise $[X] for [ORGANIZATION NAME] but we need your support.

Please join me in helping [ORGANIZATION NAME] to [ORGANIZATION MISSION OR OBJECTIVE] by visiting our fundraising page at: [GIVING DAY PROFILE LINK].

If you’ve already donated, thank you so much for your support! I hope you’ll consider sharing our fundraising page with your friends and family on social media to get the word out about [ORGANIZATION NAME] and the difference they make in our community!

Thank you!


When the Human Race is almost over

Subject: Only a few more hours left to give!

Hi [first_name],

Can you believe the Human Race is almost over? We have already raised [$ AMOUNT RAISED] for [ORGANIZATION NAME]!

I am so thankful for the support of my friends, family, and community throughout this day - but the giving isn’t over yet! There are still [HOURS LEFT] left to help our community. Visit our fundraising page at [GIVING DAY PROFILE LINK] and make a contribution to help us reach our goal.

You can also show your support by sharing our fundraising page with your friends and family on social media!

Thank you again for making this an amazing day for [ORGANIZATION NAME]!


Saying Thank You to the Human Race Supporters

Subject: Thank you

Hi [first_name],

Thank you so much for all of your support during the Human Race. Because of you, [ORGANIZATION NAME] raised [DOLLARS RAISED]! Together, we made a difference in the lives of [THOSE SERVED BY ORGANIZATION].

I am so grateful for you and your support of [ORGANIZATION NAME]! Thank You!