Coffee + Conversation Guide

 

Coffee + Conversation in 4 Easy Steps

  1. Start a Campaign on my.UGM.ca.

  2. Share your Campaign with friends and family through social media, email, or coffee dates!

  3. Thank your supporters.

  4. Visit UGM to see your impact.

Coffee + Conversation Ideas

Buy One, Give One
Each time you connect with a friend over a cup of coffee, give a cup to UGM. Or, simply count up the amount you spend on coffee in a month and make a matching donation on your personal campaign page. Spread the love and inspire your family and friends to do the same!

Pay It Forward
$3.50 provides one shelter guest with coffee, breakfast, and an opportunity to connect with a member of our outreach team, who will help them. You can pay it forward by choosing the number of people you wish to sponsor, calculating the cost, and setting it as your fundraising goal.  Rally your friends and family to pay it forward with you!

  • $20 helps 6 people
  • $100 helps 28 people
  • $350 helps 100 people

Espresso Self
Be creative with your campaign! We welcome any freshly brewed ideas. 

 
Social Media and Email Resources
Spreading the word about your Coffee + Conversation campaign is easy.  Grab coffee with a loved one, snap a photo, and post it on social media.  You can download the photos and stats below, copy our emails, and share them with friends and family.  
 

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Sample Coffee + Conversation Social Media Captions

  • This Family Day, I want to provide Coffee + Conversation to ___ people struggling with homelessness.  Help me reach my goal!

  • You can spark a life-changing conversation over coffee. Just $3.50 can help someone in need get connected to housing, employment, and more!

  • In honour of Family Day, I’m raising money to support UGM shelter guests! Coffee sparks conversation and creates meaningful connections between UGM outreach workers and guests, inspiring their guests to take their next steps toward housing, employment, and more. Help me help UGM make these life-changing connections!
     

Inspire your friends and family with Guest, Outreach, and Volunteer stories with Coffee + Conversation 

Need help writing inspiring emails? Our Email Templates can help you get started!

Be a part of the conversation. Share your campaign with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

And don't forget to use our hashtags!  #myUGM  #teamUGM  #UGMxCoffee

Find additional fundraising and event planning tips in our Campaign Toolkit!

Download this Coffee + Conversation Guide as a PDF

Can't find what you're looking for? Contact Maria at 604.215.5440 ext. 343 or at annualgiving@ugm.ca

Coffee + Conversation Ideas

Buy One, Give One
Each time you connect with a friend over a cup of coffee, give a cup to UGM. Or, simply count up the amount you spend on coffee in a month and make a matching donation on your personal campaign page. Spread the love and inspire your family and friends to do the same!

Pay It Forward
Every day, we spend approximately $70 on coffee for our guests.  You can pay it forward by choosing the number of days you wish to sponsor, calculating the cost, and setting it as your fundraising goal.  Rally your friends and family to pay it forward with you!

Espresso Self
Be creative with your campaign! We welcome any freshly brewed ideas.