Spread the Word!

  • Send personal dm’s, texts, or emails to fellow students, professors, classmates who have graduated, friends and family.  Always send to https://go.smcm.edu/giving-tuesday/
  • Invite your friends and family to
BeCounted #smcmgives Athletics

Go Social!

Update your link in bio to giving tuesday website: https://go.smcm.edu/giving-tuesday/

Update your profile picture to one of the following:

Profile Pic

BeCounted 12.03.2019 #smcmgives
BeCounted 12.03.2019 #smcmgives
BeCounted 12.03.2019 #smcmgives

Cover Photo

BeCounted 12.03.2019 #smcmgives

Use #SMCMgives in your posts. We’ll be re-posting posts with that hashtag throughout the day.


Sample email:

Hi mom/dad/friend/professor/etc…

I’m really proud of this video my club/team created about my school, St. Mary’s College of Maryland. It would mean a lot to me if you would check it out. And Donate TODAY [link to donate page] so you can BE COUNTED and vote for my club/team: [NAME OF CLUB OR TEAM]

[Signed Your Name]

I'm participating in the St. Mary's College of Maryland Alumni Council Challenge

Sample Instagram Post:

To encourage more student involvement, the Alumni Council rallied together to donate over $20,000 to award the student clubs and teams that create the best videos highlighting one of the pillars of the College’s new brand story.

Here is how you can BeCounted and help our (team/club) win!

  1. Make a gift through the Giving Tuesday donation form (minimum $10 to vote) and you will be taken to a list of participating student organizations.
  2. Select your choice carefully as you only get ONE VOTE.
  3. You did it! Once your gift is processed, your vote will be counted.


Right click (or double click) and copy the text you want to share on Facebook, paste it, and post!

St. Mary’s College friends: Save the date for #GivingTuesday by joining the SMCM Giving Tuesday 2019 Facebook event today! https://www.facebook.com/events/1359402884236667/

This #Giving Tuesday my (team/club) is participating in the Alumni Council Challenge where we could win up to $6,000. Watch our video and the other submissions and vote for your favorite … you know it’s ours…on 12.03.

The days following Thanksgiving – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday – are designed for shopping. But don’t forget to save room to BECOUNTED for #GivingTuesday at St. Mary’s College! #SMCMgives go.smcm.edu/giving-tuesday/

Recommended Timeline of Sharing

  • One Week Out: Save the date! Watch our videos!
  • Weekend Before: Ready-made post
  • One Day Out: Pull out your wallets! “Pants feeling a little tight? Pull out your wallet and Donate to SMCM [CLUB NAME] TOMORROW! MAKE ROOM FOR GIVING!”
  • Day Of Morning: Today is Giving Tuesday! Donate and Give Instructions
  • Day Of Midday: Catch us live on Facebook @ 12!
  • Day Of Afternoon: Challenge Alumni, tag them in your posts.
  • Day Of Evening: There’s still time! This is where we are! Help push us over the edge!

Examples of Past Social Media Success

Last year, Women’s Lacrosse Got 3rd place by challenging different years, tagging individual alums in their social media posts and treated Giving Tuesday like a game day.