How to Become an Advocate on GiveCampus

By becoming a Growing Greater Day of Giving Advocate you are encouraging your classmates, family, and friends to support Mount Aloysius' Growing Greater Day of Giving 2024. GiveCampus helps connect donors to their peers to make giving to and getting involved with the campaign more meaningful.

With the Advocate feature on GiveCampus, spreading the word about our Day of Giving is easy, fun, and rewarding. You can help donations go even further by adding your own story to the campaign and track how many clicks, gifts, and dollars are raised by your efforts in real-time.

Click here for an instructional video produced by GiveCampus about becoming an Advocate.

The first step to becoming an Advocate is to sign up for a GiveCampus user account.

At the top of this campaign page, click ‘Sign Up’ in the top right of the page. It’s important to know that simply signing up for a user account won’t make you become an Advocate — to become an Advocate, you must take active steps to inspire others to make gifts. Once you’re signed up for and logged into your GiveCampus user account, you can become an Advocate for Mount Aloysius' Growing Greater Day of Giving by taking one — or even better — all of the following steps:

Consider your own gift. Great advocates lead by example and you can leverage your gift to encourage others to give!  Offering a Match means that you’ll give a number of dollars for each dollar or donor that the campaign receives up to your specified maximum gift amount. You can restrict Matches to only apply to donors from an affiliation group, class year, or even a specific group of friends. Offering a Challenge means that you’ll give a gift only if the campaign receives a certain number of donors or dollars after you set up the Challenge.  Challenges cannot be restricted to specific donor groups.

Create a Personal Plea. A Personal Plea is a quick video in which you tell the Mount Aloysius community why you’re excited about the campaign, and why others should get involved. Shooting a short “selfie” video on your cell phone is all you need to do to add your story to the campaign! After recording your video, head to the Advocates tab on the campaign page and upload your Personal Plea.

Share the campaign link. The built-in sharing buttons (located at the top of this webpage and on the Advocates tab) generate a campaign link that is unique to you. When you use these buttons to share the campaign link while logged into your GiveCampus user account, the number of clicks, gifts, and dollars generated by your outreach will be tracked next to your name on the Advocates tab. Share on Facebook and Twitter to blast your friends’ feeds with news about the campaign, and share over text and email to make direct, can’t-ignore, peer-to-peer asks. Start today — share early and share often!

Matches & Challenges
Matches and challenges are similar, the key difference is that challenges are milestone-based (ex. if 100 people donate, I will give $250) and matches are made on a personal basis (ex. I will match up to $500 on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the next $500 that is donated).

A Match can be set up as matching $X per donor OR $X per $1 donated. A Challenge is set up in such a way that a donor will give $X if Y number of donors give OR the donor will give $X if $Y is donated.

Challenges are all-or-nothing in that the dollars are not released unless the threshold specified in the terms of the Challenge is met.

Questions regarding Mount Aloysius' Growing Greater Day of Giving? 

Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement: