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Sample Fundraising Letter For An Event

sample fundraising letter for an event

The following is a sample donation request letter to a corporation for an event (a carnival-type festival). Feel free to copy it and modify it for your fundraising needs. (More fundraising letters and templates…)     Event Fundraising Committee Dear …, Do you remember going to the … Festival when you were a kid? I […]

Template For A Donation Request Letter

If you need some help with a donation request letter for your group, feel free to use the following template to create your own letter. (More donation request letters and thank you letters.)         Dear Donor, Thank you for your generous support in the past. I don’t take lightly the fact that […]

How To Write A Donation Request Letter For An Animal Charity

cat and dog

Sending out a donation request letter to members of the community for an animal charity can be a daunting task. Letters asking for donations are sent out all the time by various animal charities and groups, so how do you make yours stand out? How do you make yours successful? Just remember that the importance […]

Thank You For Donation Letter – To Parents

fundraising thank you letter to parents

Following is a sample thank you for donation letter to be sent to parents; feel free to copy and customize this thank you letter with your own group’s specific information as needed. It may cost time, money and extra effort to produce a ‘thank you’ for donation letter, but it is important to thank your […]

Thank You Letter For Donation – Community

sample fundraising donation letter to community

Following is a sample ‘thank you’ letter for donation to be sent to a community. Feel free to copy and customize this thank you letter for donations with your group’s specific information as needed. (Are you looking for a different kind of fundraising letter?)       Dear neighbor, (citizen, parent) Do you remember receiving […]

Let It Be Known… Recognizing Charitable Donors

Thanking you donors

There is no worse feeling for a donor than to feel unappreciated for the money or in-kind donations they have generously donated to a fundraising organization. At the very least, a heartfelt ‘thank You’ letter is in order. No doubt, however, that your organization can do even better. And you should. Because a little appreciation […]

Monthly Contributions Improve Fundraising Cash Flow

If your organization’s cash flow is a little rocky right now, you might want to take a look at setting up a monthly giving program for individual donors. These giving programs can help individuals contribute to your organization easily and can help ensure that you have ongoing income each month. Monthly contribution commitments work well […]

Words: The Least Effective Communicator?

The following is a guest post by Lori L. Jacobwith who has been a fundraising coach for over 20 years. Words We read them and hear them all day long. On the radio, TV, websites, Tweets via Twitter, in newspapers, at meetings, in the hallway, on the elevator, from our children, spouse, friends, staff, co-workers. […]

5 Tips For Grant Writing Success!

grant writing

The following is a guest post by Miranda Ash who is a Grants Fundraiser for Music In Hospitals. Thank you for the tips Miranda! As the economic downturn begins to bite charities and NGOs, the need to approach trusts and foundations for support is increasing. Grants fundraising takes persistence, determination, imagination and creativity! Here are […]

Write: Thank You For Donation Letter

Thanking you donors

A little thanks can go a long way towards making people feel appreciated and needed. When your organization relies on donations from others, a “thank you” letter can accomplish just that. Fundraising does not stop when the drive is over, or when you’ve reached your donation goal. No good fundraiser is ever over until you’ve […]

Using Demographics To Target Fundraising Supporters

Demographics – statistics and summations of fundraising populations – can be useful tools for targeting fundraising efforts. Making the most of fundraising demographics entails research and effective utilization of the statistics available. Today’s Fundraising Demographics Fundraising demographics are wide and varied and, like every year, come with some changes and surprises: According to the U.S. […]

Sample Donation Request Letter To A Company

sample donation request letter to company

Following is a sample donation request letter to be sent to a company. Before you send your letter, make sure you call and find out exactly who to address this donation request to. It might be the owner, someone in the public relations department, community outreach office or other contact. (More donation request letters.) Feel […]

Maintaining Respect And Compassion When Fundraising For An Individual

Raising funds for individual

When a person is stricken with a serious illness, or other serious issue, friends and family want to do anything they can to ease the burden on the individual and his or her family. But fundraising for an individual presents some unique issues that other fundraisers do not; any fundraising efforts done for the benefit […]

Fundraising Donation Request Letters – A Writing Guide

fundraising letter writing guide

Donation request letters can be used as just one part of a fundraising campaign, or they can be the campaign in its entirety. Many organizations prefer to run their campaign entirely through donation request letters because they require few volunteers, but reach a large number of potential donors directly target interested donors and supporters are […]

How to Write a Press Release for an Event

A fundraising press release for an event can be a powerful marketing tool that can lead to big exposure. The purpose of a press release is to alert media and the public that your fundraising event is upcoming. Often, local newspapers and TV stations will include the information on a community services page on their […]