UQ GIVING DAY AMBASSADORS

Giving Day ambassadors play a vital role in our global fundraising efforts through spreading awareness, mobilising support and encouraging others to participate in UQ Giving Day. Together, on 16 October 2024, we can support and welcome the next generation of ChangeMakers. Sign up to create lasting change for Queensland and our wider community.

AMBASSADOR FAQs

WhAT DOES an ambassador DO?

UQ Giving Day ambassadors are a group of passionate advocates who help spread the word about UQ Giving Day with their networks. They share our messages and educate their networks about the cause they have chosen to support. Ambassadors are critical to our success!

How ambassadors choose to inspire their networks is ultimately up to them! They can share the message by email or social media or get involved by joining or hosting a fundraising event with their personal and professional networks. In the past our ambassadors have hosted a morning tea, organised a community walk and even a karaoke night!

WHY ARE AMBASSADORS IMPORTANT?

Giving Day ambassadors are the key to success this Giving Day, acting as peer-to-peer influencers to spread the impact of Giving Day even further. Every year our global community comes together to support and welcome the next generation of ChangeMakers.


Who should become an ambassador?

Anyone passionate about one of our UQ Giving Day causes and willing to take action to create change in the community can sign up! This includes our alumni, community members, donors, staff, friends and families.

IS THERE TRAINING FOR AMBASSADORS?

Yes! Ambassadors will have digital access to a UQ Giving Day ambassador toolkit which contains a easy and fun web training experience to help you learn more about your role and provide you with tips and tricks to help you succeed.

WHAT CAUSES CAN I SUPPORT?

There are many funds to support this Giving Day – we encourage you to choose a fund you are most passionate about. You can support students, teaching, research, clubs, colleges and/or experiences at UQ.

No matter which cause you choose to support, 100% of your gift will go towards your selected cause.

What are we raising money for?

The lead cause for 2024 is The Queensland Commitment Fund. A gift to this Fund will enhance critical pathway programs, create need-based scholarships and provide accommodation support for students experiencing hardship – creating more opportunities for talented students to fulfil their potential at UQ. You can find out more about The Queensland Commitment here.

Or you can choose from a range of other important causes here.

CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I'M NOT IN AUSTRALIA?

Yes! In fact, we would love to see UQ purple spread far and wide. There’s no need to adjust your time zone to take part. While the official UQ Giving Day is taking place on 16 October 2024 from 12am until 11:59pm (AEST), the website will be live from 00:00am on 2 October 2024 to 11:59pm (AEST) 20 October 2024 to ensure you can take part. Together, let’s paint the globe purple!

HOW WILL I BE SUPPORTED DURING THE UQ GIVING DAY CAMPAIGN?

Ambassadors will have a dedicated team available via email to assist you with any questions regarding your ambassador role. Please contact us at givingday@uq.edu.au for any support you require.



AMBASSADOR TOOLKIT - COMING SOON

To help you succeed as an ambassador, we have prepared sample messaging, provided branded social photos with pre-made captions, email signatures, and more for you to make spreading the message easy! Find content that fits your target audience and share! Don't forget to tag #UQGivingDay in your posts - we can't wait to see far our message can reach!

INSPIRATION TO GET YOU STARTED

Cafe Competition

Gathering: Coffee for a cause
Donations $2+ are accepted

Gather your friends for a coffee catch up while encouraging that even with a gift of only $5, the cost of a cup of coffee, can collectively make a big impact!

Do you have a favourite cafe in town? Inspire the local coffee shop to get involved through a customer challenge or by creating a matching gift!

Create or support a match

Gathering: Grill 'n give back
BBQ anyone?

Calling all grill masters! Host a BBQ while encouraging donations to your cause! Fire up the grill, and turn a delicious meal into meaningful support. Together, we can make a difference!

Don't forget to tag @uqalumni when you share about your gathering! 

Create or support a match

Challenge: Live one, give one
Give $1 for each year

Pioneered by one of our generous donors who gave his age every year on his birthday. His daughter was so inspired by his tradition that she followed in his footsteps and makes a gift in his memory each year. 

Do you have a loved one that you would like to honour in your gift? Choose 'in memory' in the checkout and write in their details.