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Giving Day Social Media and Email Resources

Share the Logo and Change Your Profile Pic

On Thursday, April 4, let’s take over social media! Spread our message by sharing the Hofstra Day of Giving logo below on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other social media.  Or go ahead and make it your profile photo to show the world your love for Hofstra!

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Make sure to use #HofDayofGiving in any of your Day of Giving social media posts. Not only does it spread the message of the day, but it also allows us to aggregate your content to our very own Day of Giving social media wall. You can see everything Day of Giving related – as well as anything you post with the hashtag – at www.hofstra.edu/dayofgiving.

Sample Posts for Social Media

Not sure what to post for Day of Giving? Here are some sample posts to get you started – or even copy and paste! If you are short on time you can still spread the message by sharing or retweeting posts from the Hofstra University or Alumni Affairs Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


It’s #HofDayofGiving. I made my gift. Now it’s your turn! Join me and make your gift today at Hofstra.edu/giving.

Hofstra gave me the skills and confidence I need to succeed in my career choice. In honor of Day of Giving, I am giving to ensure incredible opportunities are available for current Hofstra students. Join me and make your gift today. Hofstra.edu/giving #HofDayofGiving

Want to learn how to make a difference at #Hofstra? Check out Day of Giving at Hofstra.edu/giving and make your impact! #HofDayofGiving

Create your own content by sharing a favorite photo from your time at Hofstra or some great memories. Make sure to use #HofDayofGiving so that we can share your content on the main Day of Giving social media wall.

For those who are more social media savvy, tag your Hofstra friends in a post encouraging/asking them to donate (remember how well this worked for the Ice Bucket Challenge?). For example:

It’s Hofstra’s Day of Giving. I made my gift. Now it’s your turn Jane Smith, John Smith, and Patty Smith. Join me and give at Hofstra.edu/giving #HofDayofGiving


It's #Hofstra's Day of Giving. I made my gift, did you? Be counted and show your support for #HofDayofGiving at Hofstra.edu/giving

Don't miss your chance to make a difference. Join me and make a gift for Day of Giving at Hofstra.edu/giving. #HofDayofGiving
Want to learn how to make a difference at #Hofstra? Check out Day of Giving at Hofstra.edu/giving and make your impact! #HofDayofGiving


Post one of your favorite photos from your time at Hofstra and be sure to use #HofDayofGiving

Sample Email

Dear X,

On Thursday, April 4, Hofstra University is hosting its fourth annual Day of Giving – a 24-hour online giving campaign. And I hope you will join me and make a special gift on Hofstra’s Day of Giving.

Here is how you can help make a difference:

  1. GIVE: All Hofstra alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends are challenged to show their support for this wonderful institution. All gifts made online between 12:00AM-11:59PM EST April 4 count towards the Day of Giving. Visit www.hofstra.edu/giving to make your gift.
  2. SHARE: Spread the word about Day of Giving. Post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share why you give back to Hofstra, and why Hofstra is important to you. Make sure you use #HofDayofGiving to see your content on the Day of Giving social media wall.
  3. ASK: Ask your personal network to join you in making a gift!

This Day of Giving, make a gift that says you stand with Hofstra – and with me!

For more information about Hofstra’s Day of Giving, please visit www.hofstra.edu/dayofgiving. You can follow our social media wall throughout the day, learn about current student experiences and share your Hofstra pride! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Hope Motreuil, Director for Annual Giving, at (516) 463-6336 or hope.motreuil[at]hofstra.edu.

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