What is the Bulldog Ambassador Program?
Bulldog Ambassadors share UNC Asheville news, programs, and info through your social media channels and join a community of proud Bulldogs.
Why Become a Bulldog Ambassador?
Share Your UNC Asheville Pride
We will send monthly curated posts and provide fund opportunities to create your own to share your Bulldog pride.
Win Fun Prizes
During special events throughout the year, you’ll receive exclusive prizes for helping us spread the word on your social media channels.
How to Become a Bulldog Ambassador
Let us know you want to become a UNC Asheville Ambassador!
- Have at least one personal social media profile.
- Be willing to share your network and your passion for UNC Asheville with your friends and family, and show the world your Bulldog pride!
Email us at email@example.com with your name and contact information to register. Include your full name, contact information, and the URLs to the social media pages you will be using to share your content.
Follow us on all your social media profiles. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
How to Participate
Each month, we will send an email with curated content for you to share on your social media channels.
Create your own unique UNC Asheville content – share stories from your time at UNC Asheville, respond to our online polls, and tag us in your photos when you visit campus.
Include #UNCAvl and #BulldogAmbassador in each post so that we can track your impact.
GIVECAMPUS 101: Becoming an Advocate
We’ve provided step by step instructions for signing up as a GiveCampus advocate, as well as tips for creating your plea video and sharing it on social media.
Step 1: Create Your GiveCampus Account
From a phone, click the menu button, then select “sign up” (just click sign up if you are using a computer)
Select “Sign up with Facebook” to auto-fill your information and profile picture, and to enable 1-click sign in
You will receive an email to confirm your GiveCampus account
Step 2: Create Your Video
Keep it short: Aim for 30-45 seconds.
Make it Personal: Connect with your audience and tell them why you are supporting the next generation of UNC Asheville students.
Include an Ask: Make your request simple (to make a gift of any size to the Giving Tuesday Campaign) and get to it in the first 30 seconds.
Step 3: Upload Your Video
Click the “Advocates” tab under the campaign video
Select “Create Your Personal Plea” and upload your Thank You video
Step 4: Track Your Impact
Use your personal GiveCampus link to track how many clicks, donors and dollars you raise
Share early. Share often.
Use the buttons under the campaign video or on the “Advocates” tab
Bulldog Ambassador Tips
Audio is important: Choose a quiet location to film so that your voice will be heard with no distracting background noise.
Keep the camera steady: If using your phone and filming yourself, use both hands to grip it and keep your elbows close to your body for more stability.
Hold your phone horizontally: If filming with your phone, hold it horizontally and not vertically.
Use good light: Natural light is best, so go outside if you can. A cloudy day is perfect for filming outside. If filming inside, light up the room as much as possible or film next to a sunny window. The more light, the less grainy your footage will be.
Frame your shot: Film at eye-level or slightly above. No one looks good from a low angle.
Wear Bulldog Blue: share your Bulldog pride in your video by wearing a UNC Asheville shirt.
Share often! Social media algorithms love new content.
Use your network. Reach out to fellow alumni, friends, and UNC Asheville fans. People can’t donate if they don’t know to donate!
Prioritize Facebook. While it might not be the most “hip” platform these days, it is the most used platform for philanthropy. People are accustomed to making donations on Facebook.
Keep it short: Most people won’t read three paragraphs, so make sure you can sum up your goal in a few sentences.
Mix it up. Adjust your language, tell stories, share photos/videos. Make people want to come along with you on this journey as you raise support for scholarships!