Have a birthday or a special UMMB-related milestone, please consider a birthday fundraiser to help the band! Some examples:
- You and your spouse met in the band and your anniversary is coming up.
- You’re a 2nd or 3rd generation UMMB family, and your child or grandchild, or niece or nephew are about to start Band Camp for the first time, or are performing in their first Senior Show.
- Your child has been a long-time UMMB super-fan, has participated in many MICCAs or Band Days, and is joining the band.
It’s easy, and Facebook doesn’t charge any fees if you select a 501(c)3 charity. Follow the screenshots below to help set yours up today! A sample image and text are provided, but we encourage you to personalize your fundraiser with imagery that represents YOUR experience in the band and will connect with YOUR Facebook friends!
Facebook will automatically transfer funds to the UMass Alumni Association (on behalf of the UMass Band Alumni Network), who will deposit them into the Band Alumni Scholarship Fund Endowment.
Head over to Facebook Fundraisers to create yours!
Step 1: Click the “Raise Money” button and select “Nonprofit.” Follow the prompts.
Search for “university of massachusetts alumni” and select the alumni association as your charity.
Step 2: Decide how much you’d like to raise!
The default is $200 over one week, but feel free to adjust those parameters.
Step 3: Tell Your Story
Share your unique experience and how funding these scholarships will help future bandos create their own amazing experiences!
Feel free to copy/edit/paste this text to match your personality:
I’m Raising Money For UMass Band Scholarships
Join me in supporting a good cause? I’m raising money to build the Band Alumni Scholarship Endowment at UMass Amherst. Whether you donate $5 or $500, very little bit helps us expand the number of scholarships that help talented UMass students be part of the best band anywhere!
Step 4: Pick a Cover Photo
Feel free to use a photo that BEST represents YOU. Or if you prefer, use this one.
Now you’re ready to build-up the Band Alumni Scholarship Endowment!
The next few steps will launch your fundraiser… Invite Friends… Share in Your News Feed… set up a Matching Donation.
Invite your UMMB friends…
Post on your feed:
Motivate friends and family with a match pledge!
Follow the prompts, and you’re done!