The role of Devils’ Advocates cannot be overstated. Devils’ Advocates are important spokespeople for the Dickinson Fund, driving increased participation and providing resources for key priorities. Your connections and friendships will become the foundation of the Dickinson Fund’s success this year.

DEVILS’ ADVOCATES JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Dickinson Class Agent

The assignments and responsibilities of the Dickinson Class Agent are:

  • Engage and solicit Dickinson Fund support from approximately 20 assigned classmates
  • Thank assigned classmates who make gifts via e-mail, phone calls, texts or written notes (depending on your preference)
  • Attend training webinars and conferences, as applicable
  • Engage with other class volunteers, as applicable, via phone or email groups
  • Support The Dickinson Fund each year

Resources:

  • Your Dickinson liaison
  • Simple solicitation and stewarding scripts will be provided

Dickinson Class Steward

A Class Steward is a volunteer who wants to express the college’s appreciation to classmates who give to The Dickinson Fund. The responsibilities of the Class Steward are:

  • Maintain a relationship with a group of classmates by thanking them for their support every fiscal year when a gift is received.
  • You will also focus on donors who have set up recurring gifts or new members of The Mermaid Society.
  • Attend training webinars and conferences, as applicable.
  • Give consistently to The Dickinson Fund each year

Resources:

  • Your Dickinson liaison
  • A simple thank you script will be provided that you can personalize to each donor

Social Media Ambassador

A Social Media Ambassador will share regular Dickinson Fund related updates provided by the staff liaison their social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

The responsibilities of the Social Media Ambassador are:

  • Share college, class and Dickinson Fund related content on social media to your personal page
  • Attend training webinars and conferences, as applicable.
  • Engage with other class volunteers, as applicable, via phone or email groups.
  • Support the Dickinson Fund each year.

Resources:

  • Your Dickinson Liaison
  • Crafted messages for you to share on your personal accounts
  • Dickinson College social media accounts to follow
  • Example message

Time Commitment

Our engagement and fundraising efforts will be crucial during the end of the calendar year (two weeks leading up to Dec. 31) and the fiscal year (two weeks leading up to June 30). The requirements of each position require about 1-2 hours per month.

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