virtual support campaign

 

 

 

Running a virtual support campaign helps amplify your support by giving your friends, family, peers, and co-workers the opportunity to join you in support of Hood Medicine Initiative. Getting started is simple!

 

 

step one

During your virtual support campaign you will be asking people you know to join you in support of Hood Medicine Initiative by making a donation immediately, or pledging to make a future donation. We encourage you to first make your own pledge or donation, so that you can genuinely ask others to join you as a supporter of HMI.

my pledge of support

Honor and Memorial Gifts

Gift Recognition

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step two

Decide how you’d like to run your campaign – you can choose one method, several, or all:

Social media

Facebook

Be sure to include the link to our pledge page in your post: https://www.hoodmedicine.org/pledge/

Instagram

Be sure to include the link to our pledge page in your post: https://www.hoodmedicine.org/pledge/

LinkedIn

Be sure to include the link to our pledge page in your post: https://www.hoodmedicine.org/pledge/

Twitter

Be sure to include the link to our pledge page in your post: https://www.hoodmedicine.org/pledge/

Text

Running your virtual support campaign over text is a great way to spread the word about HMI, and encourage your network to support our mission. We offer the following text template to help you run a successful campaign – feel free to use it as it, update it, or use something that’s entirely your own:

I recently began support the Hood Medicine Initiative – a nonprofit organization of STEM professionals who are changing the lives of BIPOC people through science and technology information and interventions. I’d like you to check them out and join me in support, learn more here: https://www.hoodmedicine.org/support-hmi-with-me

Email

Email can be a great way to communicate with a group of people, sending them links and other resources that they can look at in their own time. If you decide to run a virtual support campaign over email, we offer the following email template for you to make your own before sending to your contacts:

 

Subject: Join me in supporting Hood Medicine Initiative’s vision to equalize healthcare for all

Email body: I’m reaching out to talk to you about Hood Medicine Initiative (HMI), a nonprofit that I support. HMI is a nonprofit organization of STEM professionals who are changing the lives of BIPOC people through science and technology information and interventions. Their work helps people gain access to the healthcare and health resources they need to make healthy life choices, and live longer, healthier lives. You can learn more about their work on their website, and observe their approach to providing equality in healthcare through their Hood Med Chat videos. I’ve made a donation to HMI because I believe in the value of their work. I’m asking you to join me by pledging a donation to support HMI.

Thanks,

Your name

P.S. Also consider supporting HMI through the AmazonSmile Program: Where Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to HMI at no additional cost to you –  you shop for the same Amazon products at the same Amazon prices and Amazon donates on your behalf:

  1. Click here to choose HMI as your AmazonSmile charity
  2. On mobile: Turn on AmazonSmile in the Amazon app: Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
  3. On desktop: shop at: www.smile.amazon.com
In person

You should only consider running your campaign through in-person communications if you can do so safely; especially when contacting people outside of your immediate household. For guidelines on safely interacting with others during the COVID-19 pandemic, please check-out our COVID-19 FAQs.

If you’re able to safely run an in-person campaign, here are some guidelines for success:

  • Use your phone, tablet or computer to visit the HMI home page, or ask your contact to open the home page on their own device: https://www.hoodmedicine.org/.  Here you can walk them through our website, explaining a bit about our vision: a world where the health of every community is valued, and our work mission: bringing science and technology to historically marginalized communities; empowering families to make healthy choices, and helping them find trusted healthcare resources.
  • Be sure to point out our Hood Med Chats where we chat with related experts who share information in key areas of expertise around healthcare: access, history, resources, and more.
  • Let them know that you’ve donated or made a donation pledge to support us, and ask them to consider joining you by visiting: https://www.hoodmedicine.org/pledge/ to pledge their support. For example: “I donated $100 in honor of my mom, and it would mean a lot to me if you would consider matching my donation or making a contribution that you believe is significant to your own dedication to bridging healthcare gaps.”
  • Be sure to remind them to use your name on their pledge form, so we can thank you too when they become a supporter!

Keep in mind that your contacts can also support HMI through the AmazonSmile Program: Where Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to HMI at no additional cost to you or your contacts: simply shop for the same Amazon products at the same Amazon prices and Amazon donates on your behalf:

  1. Click here to choose HMI as your AmazonSmile charity
  2. On mobile: Turn on AmazonSmile in the Amazon app: Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
  3. On desktop: shop at: www.smile.amazon.com

step three

That’s all. Sit back and know that you’ve amplified your support. We’ll be sure to thank you for every pledge your campaign generates, so make sure to remind your pledgees to use your name as their referrer in the pledge form. Thank you for your support.