Give Miami Day 2021

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Have you ever wanted to rally
your friends and family
in support of
Florida’s national parks?

Become a Champion This Give Miami Day!

Give Miami Day is one of the country’s largest days of giving and whether you live within Miami-Dade County or beyond, we encourage all allies for Florida’s national parks to show their support on Thursday, November 18th!

Eager to get involved before then? Donations can be made for Give Miami Day as early as Monday, November 15th, when the early giving period begins.

But the best way to show your support is to become a Champion for Florida’s National Parks.

Champions are one of the most important parts in making our Give Miami Day a success. As a Champion, you’ll become an ambassador, a super ally, and a mini-fundraiser all in one for Florida’s national parks on this special day.

Becoming a Champion for Florida’s National Parks can be done in three easy steps:

  • Create Your Champion Page
  • Invite Your Network to Support Your Cause
  • Follow-up!

Just remember that all Champion Pages must be complete by November 15th. Please contact kmurphy@floridanationalparks.org with any questions about Give Miami Day or your Champion Page.

Create Your Champion Page

  • Email Katie at kmurphy@floridanationalparks.org with “Make me a Champion for Florida’s National Parks” in the subject line.
  • You will receive an email from Neon Raise (noreply@neonraise.com) within 12 hours. Make sure to check your spam folder! This will contain a link to a template Champion Page.
  • Click the link in the email to “Review and Publish Fundraiser Page.” This will allow you to preview and edit the template.
  • Want to personalize your Champion Page? Go right ahead! Make any changes to personalize your page by adjusting your fundraising goal, changing the image (additional header options can be found by clicking here or you can add a personal photo), or by updating the “Fundraiser Story” field.
  • Once you are happy with the information on your Champion Page, click “Save and Publish” in the bottom left-hand corner.
  • Follow the prompts to log into Neon Raise (or to create your log-in credentials). With your log-in information, see just who donates to your page, how much, and when!

Invite Your Network to Support Your Cause

Now that your Champion Page is created, the real fun begins! Let’s spread the word about Give Miami Day and get those donations coming in!

Whether you’re more comfortable with email, texting, or social media, we have created templates for each type of outreach, so all you have to do is copy, paste, and press send!

Invite Your Network to Support Your Cause: Email

You can copy & paste the email below to send to your network anytime between November 15 – 18:

Hi [Friend or Family Member],

As you know, I love the outdoors and our national parks, so this Give Miami Day, I am officially becoming a Champion for Florida’s National Parks!

I am a Champion because I believe that these national parks are the key to the sustainability and prosperity of our state.

Many folks think that our national parks receive all of their funding from the federal government, but it’s organizations like The Alliance for Florida’s National Parks that pick up where the government leaves off to support programs that ensure that Florida remains natural, wild and – most importantly – accessible.

All donations between $25 and $10,000 will help The Alliance earn bonus funding from The Miami Foundation, making your dollars go further. Your support will help enrich the park experience and connect diverse communities to the nature that abounds in South Florida.

Will you support this cause that’s near and dear to me this November 18th?

Say “yes” by clicking here [personal Champion page URL] and making a donation in support of The Alliance for Florida’s National Parks today.

Thank You,
[Your Name]

***Ways to Personalize Your Email**

  • The first time you visited one of Florida’s national parks
  • Highlight a particular activity you are passionate about (youth environmental education, paddling, hiking, protecting native species, etc.)
  • Why you became involved with The Alliance

Invite Your Network to Support Your Cause: Text Messages

What better way to connect to someone than directly to their phone?! Copy the text below and paste into a text message to each person in your network. Be sure to include your personal Champion Page URL!

Initial Text Message (To Be Sent on Monday, November 15th)

Hi, Friend! I’m a Champion for Florida’s National Parks, supporting The Alliance for Florida’s National Parks this Give Miami Day. Please join me by making a donation here [Personal Champion Page URL] before Thursday. The Alliance ensures that Florida remains natural, wild and – most importantly – accessible!

Follow-Up #1 (To Be Sent on Tuesday or Wednesday if needed)

Hi, Friend! Give Miami Day is almost here! Please remember to support The Alliance for Florida’s National Parks on November 18th. The organization instills in all people an appreciation of Florida’s public lands and natural resources for what they are – the key to the sustainability and prosperity of our state – by enriching the park experience and connecting diverse communities to the nature that abounds in our “backyards.” You can donate to my personal Champion Page here: [Personal Champion Page URL]

Follow-Op #2 (To Be Sent on Thursday, November 18th, if needed)

Hi, Friend! Today is Give Miami Day and it’s the last day to join me in supporting Florida’s national parks. Please give here [Personal Champion Page URL] to support programs that connect communities to our national parks!

When Someone Makes a Donation

Thank you so much for supporting Florida’s national parks by making a donation to my Give Miami Day Champion Page! Your gift helps The Alliance for Florida’s National Parks do the work that will ensure that Florida remains natural, wild and – most importantly – accessible!

Invite Your Network to Support Your Cause: Facebook

Copy and paste the captions below throughout November 15th – 18th:

I’m a Champion for Florida’s National Parks! Join me in supporting @nationalparksFL this Give Miami Day to ensure that Florida remains natural, wild and – most importantly – accessible! Please make a donation through my Champion Page at [personal Champion page URL] #GiveMiamiDay

Want Florida to remain natural, wild and – most importantly – accessible? Donate to @nationalparksFL by November 18th to ensure we can connect communities to our national parks and preserve our native plant and wildlife. Click here to give today: [personal Champion Page URL] #GiveMiamDay

Florida’s national parks are the key to the sustainability and prosperity of our state, so I am supporting @nationalparksFL this Give Miami Day. Help keep these lands natural, wild, and accessible! Donate through my Champion Page at [personal Champion Page URL] #GiveMiamDay

Did you know that there are four national parks in South Florida? And that you can support all four at one time? Join me in supporting Everglades, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas National Parks, as well as Big Cypress National Preserve by donating through my Champion Page this Give Miami Day: [personal Champion Page URL] #GiveMiamDay

The outdoors are for everyone and I am passionate about creating safe spaces for local communities to explore Florida’s national parks. I am supporting @nationalparksFL this Give Miami Day and invite you to join me! Donate through my Champion Page at [personal Champion Page URL] #GiveMiamDay

I want to give the kids of South Florida the opportunity to explore the outdoors in a safe, educational space. If you think that youth environmental education – or preservation and restoration of our native environment – is important, please join me in supporting @nationalparksFL this Give Miami Day. Donate through my Champion Page at [personal Champion Page URL] #GiveMiamDay

NOVEMBER 18th ONLY: Today’s the last day to support Florida’s national parks for Give Miami Day. Give to @nationalparksFL today by clicking here [personal Champion Page URL] #GiveMiamDay

When pasting these captions into Facebook, please go back to the @nationalparksFL tag and retype it in. This will better ensure that you are able to actually hypertag our Facebook. If only “@nationalparksFL” is written, your readers will not be able to tap through to our page.

Click here to download images to share on Facebook or feel free to use one of your own.

Invite Your Network to Support Your Cause: Instagram

Copy and paste the captions below throughout November 15th – 18th:

I’m a Champion for Florida’s National Parks! Join me in supporting @nationalparksFL this Give Miami Day to ensure that Florida remains natural, wild and – most importantly – accessible!
Please make a donation through my Champion Page (link in bio). #GiveMiamiDay

Want Florida to remain natural, wild and – most importantly – accessible? Donate to @nationalparksFL by November 18th to ensure we can connect communities to our national parks and preserve our native plant and wildlife. Tap the link in my bio to give today! #GiveMiamDay

Florida’s national parks are the key to the sustainability and prosperity of our state, so I am supporting @nationalparksFL this Give Miami Day. Help keep these lands natural, wild, and accessible! Donate through my Champion Page through the link in my bio! #GiveMiamDay

Did you know that there are four national parks in South Florida? And that you can support all four at one time? Join me in supporting Everglades, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas National Parks, as well as Big Cypress National Preserve by donating through my Champion Page. Tap the link in my bio to give today! #GiveMiamDay

The outdoors are for everyone and I am passionate about creating safe spaces for local communities to explore Florida’s national parks. I am supporting @nationalparksFL this Give Miami Day and invite you to join me! Donate through the link in my bio! #GiveMiamDay

I want to give the kids of South Florida the opportunity to explore the outdoors in a safe, educational space. If you think that youth environmental education – or preservation and restoration of our native environment – is important, please join me in supporting @nationalparksFL this Give Miami Day. Donate through the link in my bio! #GiveMiamDay

NOVEMBER 18th ONLY: Today’s the last day to support Florida’s national parks for Give Miami Day. Give to @nationalparksFL today through my Champion Page by tapping the link in my bio! #GiveMiamDay

Click here to download images to share on Instagram or feel free to use one of your own.

**Adding a Link to Your Instagram Bio**

  • Open the Instagram app on your phone.
  • Click on your photo in the bottom-right corner.
  • Click “Edit Profile.”
  • Enter your personal Give Miami Day Champion page URL under website.
  • Click “Done” in the upper-right corner.
  • Remember to reference “link in bio” to all of your posts, so your followers know how to support you.

Invite Your Network to Support Your Cause: Twitter

Copy and paste the captions below throughout November 15th – 18th:

I’m a Champion for Florida’s National Parks! Join me in supporting @nationalparksFL this Give Miami Day to ensure that Florida remains natural, wild and – most importantly – accessible!
Please make a donation through my Champion Page at [personal Champion page URL] #GiveMiamiDay

Want Florida to remain natural, wild, and accessible? Donate to @nationalparksFL by November 18th to ensure we can connect communities to our national parks and preserve our native plant and wildlife. Click here to give today: [personal Champion Page URL] #GiveMiamDay

Florida’s national parks are the key to the sustainability and prosperity of our state, so I am supporting @nationalparksFL this Give Miami Day. Help keep these lands natural, wild, and accessible! Donate through my Champion Page at [personal Champion Page URL] #GiveMiamDay

Did you know that there are 4 national parks in South Florida? You can support all 4 at 1 time! Join me in supporting Everglades, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas National Parks, as well as Big Cypress National Preserve this #GiveMiamDay! Click here: [personal Champion Page URL]

The outdoors are for everyone and I want to create safe spaces for local community to explore Florida’s national parks. I am supporting @nationalparksFL this Give Miami Day and invite you to join me! Donate through my Champion Page at [personal Champion Page URL] #GiveMiamDay

I want to give the kids of South Florida the opportunity to explore the outdoors in a safe, educational space. If you think that environmental education is important, join me in supporting @nationalparksFL this #GiveMiamDay. Please donate today at [personal Champion Page URL].

NOVEMBER 18th ONLY: Today’s the last day to support Florida’s national parks for Give Miami Day. Give to @nationalparksFL today by clicking here [personal Champion Page URL] #GiveMiamDay

Click here to download images to share on Twitter or feel free use one of your own.

Follow-Up

As the saying goes, persistence pays off and Give Miami Day is when persistence can – literally – pay off for Florida’s national parks.

We know that folks get busy. An email or text can slip through the cracks, the social media algorithm may not have been kind to your post when it went live.

But with only 24 hours to make a difference through Give Miami Day, following-up and bringing in those donations is crucial.

You may have asked once, you may have even asked twice, but sometimes the third (or fourth) time’s the charm. This is where your passion for Florida’s national parks can really shine!

Make sure to follow-up with your friends and family throughout the day on Thursday, November 18th, as often as necessary.

Last year, you helped us raise more than $40,000 for Florida’s national parks through Give Miami Day and in 2021 we have our eyes set on an even bigger prize. We aim to raise $100,000 in support of Everglades, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas National Parks, as well as Big Cypress National Preserve.

Learn more about Give Miami Day here.