Frequently Asked Questions

It’s all online on Zoom. You can join a tour from anywhere as long as you have a device connected to the internet.

All Virtual Driven to Give events are held online on Zoom. After registering for a virtual event session, you will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to the Zoom session. Registrants can click on the Zoom link and follow the prompts to join the virtual session. Please note that you will need to have Zoom 5.0 or higher installed on your device to join the session. Dealership personnel will have to register for both virtual sessions to receive the Zoom links.

Your organization will earn $25 per household for each valid tour at the event. The maximum donation is $3,750 for your organization. For participation to be considered valid, the participant must fully complete the preregistration and post-tour surveys and remain on the virtual tour for the entire session.

As with traditional test-drive events, dealers will partner with an organization approved by Program HQ and enroll in an event online. For a virtual event, everything is digital, from promotion to communications to the event itself. The virtual event is made up of two 30-minute sessions held on a single day. For more details on virtual events, please view the planning guide here.

You first need to enroll an event and have your partner organization approved. Three weeks before your event date, you will receive a unique URL from Program HQ. This URL will be your event registration page. Include this URL anytime you are sending out promotional materials to ensure potential participants have the opportunity to register. For ready-to-use promotional material, click here.

Anyone 18 years or older can take a virtual tour for a donation.

Each virtual event is made up of two 30-minute sessions held on the same day. Each session features different nameplates. This allows participants flexibility. They can select a session based on the time the session is held or the vehicles they are interested in learning about.

Each event session will feature two nameplates. One session will feature the Nautilus and Corsair, the other will feature the Aviator and Navigator.

Yes! Each dealership hosting an event should select a dealer representative to be part of the virtual tour session. This person will welcome the participants, highlight the dealership and partner organization, and close the tour with a thank-you message. We highly recommend that you rehearse the welcome and close in advance.

No. You may only partner with one organization during a single Virtual Driven to Give event.

No. You may work with other organizations outside of the pre-approved organization list. If you are interested in working with a charitable organization that is not pre-approved but in accordance with the charity guidelines, simply indicate so on the enrollment form. Once Program HQ receives the request, it will go through a charity approval vetting process, which will take five to seven business days. If the organization is approved, the dealership will receive an official confirmation email. If the request is denied, the dealer is eligible to select a new charity and submit a new enrollment request. However, because events are available on a first-come, first-served basis, your dealership is not guaranteed an event until a new event enrollment request has been submitted and is approved by Lincoln via a confirmation email. We do not recommend planning or promoting with the desired organization until confirmation of approval has been received from Program HQ.

All Lincoln Dealers are eligible to host four fully funded Virtual Driven to Give events during the fall 2020 session.

When submitting an enrollment request, you will be able to select your event date and a block with two session times. However, event dates and session times are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Yes. You must enroll at least three weeks before the day you want to hold your virtual event. Fall 2020 virtual events will take place on Thursday–Sunday, and event dates and session times are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register as early as possible to secure the dealership's preferred event date and times.

To cancel an event, you will need to send an email at least two weeks before your event date to lincolndriventogive@gtb.com stating you would like to cancel your event. Please include the following information in the email: event ID, dealership name, partner name, event date and the reason you are canceling your event.

Be creative! Send the provided customized invitations to community organizations. Use social media sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.) to share the news. Utilize the Virtual Driven to Give creative materials available on the website here. More information about how to promote your event can be found in the Driven to Give PR Toolkit, located here.

The organization can expect to receive its check approximately four to six weeks after the event date. Please note that we cannot send checks to P.O. boxes and that checks cannot be made out to the dealership or to an individual.

No. Only one Ford Motor Company-sponsored event can be held per day. This applies to Driven to Give, Drive 4 UR School and Drive 4 UR Community events.

All participants’ validation will be completed digitally by Program HQ. There will not be any iPads sent to the dealership. For participation to be considered valid, the consumer must fully complete the preregistration and post-tour surveys and remain on the virtual tour for the entire session. Participants will have until midnight the day after the virtual tour to complete the post-tour survey.

Contact Driven to Give Program Headquarters by email at lincolndriventogive@gtb.com.