Newsletter Template for Community Champions

Sample Emails

Subject: Let's help Rhode Island! | 401Gives


Let's do it again!    This is 401Gives 4th year and you have a chance to be a part of this amazing WEEKEND of giving - an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community.  Oh and did we mention? There is a 401Gives WaterFire on April 1st.  Don't miss it!

We need your help! Please join 401Gives by spreading the word and making a gift.  We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work of Rhode Island nonprofits and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference.

Get ready to give! On the weekend of April 1st (3/31 6am - 4/3 6pm),  make a donation(s) to any of the great participating nonprofits in Rhode Island. 

Questions? If you have any questions or would like more information, visit 401Gives FAQ's or email Thank you in advance for your generosity to Rhode Island!

Subject: Let's Go Rhode Island! | 401Gives


We’re counting down the days to April 1st and 401Gives. As a 401Gives Community Champion, we need your help to make 401Gives a success, and we’ve included a few easy ways that you can support us.

Share and share alike. Online days of giving are successful because of networks. Help us grow our network by sending this email to your network and ask your friends to do the same.

Be socially (media) active. Use your social media networks: post on Facebook, tweet about 401Gives, and share your love for your particular passion, whether it’s education, health care, animals, or the arts. Ask others to do the same.  #401Gives @401Gives

Become a fundraising champion. Everyone loves a champion, including us! We really need fundraising champions to help drive people to our 401Gives profile on April 1st.  

Thank you in advance for your support!

Subject: It Starts Today | 401Gives  - Please Make a Gift!


401Gives starts TODAY, and we are asking you to join Rhode Islanders to make this the most awesome day of giving Rhode Island has ever seen!

We are writing to ask you to take five minutes to visit 401Gives and make a gift to your favorite nonprofits. After that, you can kick back and watch how high the giving can go at!

Your donation of any amount will help nonprofits throughout Rhode Island make a difference.

Here’s how you can make a HUGE difference today:

  • Make a donation at
  • Spread the word. Text a friend. Forward this email. Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #401Gives.

    Oh, and you can also just tell someone in person – that works, too.  Oh and attend the 401Gives WaterFire on April 1st!

Thank you in advance for helping make our 401Gives campaign a HUGE success!