Sample Letters


5 Components of a Well-Written Fundraising Letter

Posted on 31 December 2010

One of the most important tools available to any leader of a non profit organization is the fundraising letter. With a finely-crafted missive, the leader will be able to clarify the mission, excite the audience, and deliver on the stated need. However, getting the letter to the point where it is “finely-crafted” is the hard [...]

8 Things to Admire about Jimmy Wales’ Appeal Letter for Wikipedia

Posted on 24 December 2010

It’s always helpful to study how the big boys do it, even though most of us aren’t in that league. Most of us struggle with small budgets and only a local outreach. However, if we look carefully enough, the “big boys” do teach us many important lessons that we can scale down and apply to [...]

Guide to Writing Fundraising Letters

Posted on 11 March 2009

Fundraising letters sent through the mail are one of the most popular ways to request donations.   However, if you’ve never written a fundraising letter before, you may have lots of questions… How do you start the letter? How can you persuade the reader to donate without being too pushy? What will make someone take notice [...]

Fundraising Donation Letter Template – 12 Items to Include in Donation Letters

Posted on 01 December 2008

Is there really such a thing as a one size fits all, donation request letter template?  Not really. Every cause, organization and audience is different.  The letter that your group sends to prospective donors should be tailored to your own circumstances and to the interest of the reader. On the other hand, I also know [...]

Let Your Audience Speak for Themselves- Add Quotes to Your Letters & Newsletters

Posted on 06 November 2008

I recently read a great donation request letter from Cristo Rey High School.  They are a Catholic, college prep school that provides a quality education for students from low income families.   Some of these kids may otherwise not finish high school and have an altogether different life, if it were not for this opportunity. Now [...]

Example Fundraising Letter – Jeans Day Campaign

Posted on 19 January 2006

One of the example fundraising letters I happened to come across on the internet is from the Jeans for Genes campaign. It’s an organization that raises money for children with genetic disorders. They provide a lot of tools and templates for people who participate in the campaign including an example letter for parents. This is [...]

Thank You Letter Template for Charitable Donations

Posted on 23 July 2005

A thank you letter template will help you write appreciation letters to send your supporters for thier donations. The following is a very general thank you letter template that you can use as a starting place for your thank you letters. This particluar thank you letter template is for financial donations and other gifts of money.