- Copy template below into an email, add a little personalization and send it to 5, 10, 50, or 100 friends. (15 minutes)
- Send follow-up e-mail reminders 2-3 days later (template below). Friends and family are always happy to help, but everyone is busy and reminders are appreciated. (10-20 minutes)
- During the final week of the contest (Feb. 22-28), send one or two "final push” e-mail reminders (template below). People respond to urgency and deadlines. (10-20 minute)
Subject: A Small Favor
Hey [add names or group],
I just need a minute to tell you about something I’m working on. AmeriCorps Alums is an organization I care about a great deal. It works to inspire, equip, and engage national service alumni to fully realize their potential as change agents and civic leaders in communities. AmeriCorps Alums primarily guides these leaders to create impact around the issues of Economy, Education, and Environment.
Throughout the month of May, AmeriCorps Alums is competing for online public votes to win 1 of 10 $50,000 prizes in the Pepsi Refresh Project. They have to finish in the top 10 and you can vote once/day for AmeriCorps Alums. We have hit the ground running, and will need to continue that momentum throughout the entire month. To do that, we need your participation. I’d really appreciate if you could start voting right away and the rest of the month.
Please vote everyday here: www.refresheverything.com/americorpsalums
Once you vote, can you join me in pledging your daily vote for the rest of the month. That will help me meet my goal of recruiting 5-10 friends. AmeriCorps Alums will keep you updated on the campaign progress and you can sign-up for email reminders. Check it out here: americorpsalums.org/?PepsiVote
Finally, you can cast up to 10 votes each day for different organizations. Because you can only vote for AmeriCorps Alums once per day and there are lots of winners, we formed a coalition of service groups. These organizations are asking their friends to support AmeriCorps Alums, so I hope you will support them too.
Vote for them here: AmeriCorps Alums, City Year.
Thanks for all your help. This contest and AmeriCorps Alums are really important to me. I'm excited to be a part of it, and I hope you are too! Now let’s start voting!
Second E-mail (send on May 4th, 5th, or 6th)
for voting, Help keep AmeriCorps Alums in the top 10
Hey [add names or group],
I want to first say thank you for voting for AmeriCorps Alums and the other
members of the Pepsi Refresh Service Coalition.
Your efforts have helped AmeriCorps Alums climb up the leader board and
we are currently in xx place. AmeriCorps Alums needs to finish in the top
10 to win the $50,000 prize. To do that,
I am asking for your continued support.
Please continue to vote at www.refresheverything.com/americorpsalums
every day in May. Also, if you have not
pledged your daily vote, you can do so at www.americorpsalums.org/?pepsivote,
where you can also elect to receive daily vote reminders.
you can cast up to 10 votes each day for different organizations, and because
you can only vote for AmeriCorps Alums with one of those votes each day, I am
asking you to support other members of the Pepsi Refresh Coalition.
Vote for them here:AmeriCorps Alums,City Year.
Thanks for all your help. This contest and
AmeriCorps Alums are really important to me. I'm excited to be a part of it,
and I hope you are too! Now let’s keep up the great work!
[your name]Last week/final push email (coming soon)