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Learn from Grant Writers’ Hindsight

Grants writing can be a discipline, a skill, or an art form. It all depends on whom it is you are talking to. Learning how to write a grant sometimes is the consequence of on-the-job experience and grant writers will often admit to superior hindsight. They won’t hesitate to talk about those things which, had […]

Sample Proposal Letter: How to Write an Environmental Proposal Pitch that Appeals to Funders

“Green” is in, and more and more funders are giving to environmental causes, but donations to environmental nonprofits and projects still only constitute around 7% of US philanthropy (Giving USA).  While funders see environment as a worthy giving sector, it is hard to compete with cancer, children starving, religion, or education. If you are an […]

Sample Donation Request Letter – Storm Victims

Following is a sample donation request letter that could be sent from a charitable organization or other group to their community and neighboring unaffected communities. Feel free to copy it and modify it for your fundraising needs. For any other use, please contact us. (More fundraising letters and templates…) Dear _____, It has been nearly […]

How to Prepare When Asking for Donations and Support

When tasked with obtaining sponsorship money or in-kind donations, simple prior preparation will make the entire process easier. Before asking anyone for anything, ask yourself these basic questions: What is our goal? Does my group need monetary sponsorship or in-kind donations, or both? There are two main types of support, monetary (a company or person […]

Thank You For Donation Letter – To a Company

Following is a sample ‘thank you’ for donation letter to be sent to a company. Feel free to customize this thank you for donations letter with your group’s specific information as needed. (More fundraising letters.)     Dear ______ Thank you. You may remember our request for a donation for our school science fair. I’m […]

How To Ask For Donations From A Large Company

Large companies support charities on a large scale, providing financial support through fundraising events and donations, in addition to providing publicity of their sponsored non-profits among their employees. But even large companies may have to lower their cash donations during tough economic times and will often resort to making up at least some of the […]

How to Write A Donation Request Letter For An After School Program

An important consideration for a donation request letter to members of your community for an after school program is to keep its audience in mind: Not everyone who receives your letter has children and not everyone who receives your letters is going to understand the need for after school programs. Whether your program is teaching […]

Year End Fundraising Appeal

Waiting till the end of the year to send a fundraising appeal isn’t always procrastination – it can actually help you raise more money! That is due to the fact that about half of all donations and about 40% of online donations come in at year end. Why? Many individuals and companies wait till year […]

How To Write A Donation Request Letter For Youth Arts And Sports Programs

Writing a donation request letter for youth arts and sports programs can be a tricky endeavor: Other causes that benefit kids and also schools often send out request letters as well, so your potential donors have probably seen letters just like yours many times before. So how do you get them to sit up, take […]

A Sample Donation Request Letter To Current Supporter

Below is an example of a typical donation request letter from an organization to a current supporter (rather than a solicitation for new supporters). Feel free to copy it and modify it for your fundraising needs. For any other use, please contact us. (More fundraising letters and templates…) Dear Mr.___, First of all, I wanted […]