Thank You Letters

10 Reasons to Contact Donors Other Than to Ask for Money

Posted on 29 April 2011

Everybody knows that you should send a thank you note to a donor. Along with the fundraising “ask” letter, these two kinds of letters are the bookends. However these not be the only times you make contact with your supporters. The following is a list of ten reasons you should stay in contact with your […]

Everybody Wins When You Say “Thank You”

Posted on 21 July 2009

When I ran the Southern Utah Alzheimer’s Association, I always made a point to send a thank you note within a few days of receiving a donation; admittedly, though, I used a form letter in my word processing program that I would adapt to each individual donor.  According to an article at, although it […]

Ten Ways to Energize Your Thank You letters

Posted on 22 December 2007

The Thank You letter often is created and sent without much thought. It may seem to be the last step in getting a gift from a donor and a routine task that warrants little merit. But it’s actually the first step in securing the next gift! Purposeful and well-thought out Thank You letters can help […]

Looking For ‘Thank You’ Ideas? 121 Recognition Ideas for Donors, Volunteers and Members

Posted on 23 August 2007

Do you thank your volunteers, donors and members in the same way — year after year? Would you like to come up with some fresh ideas that have worked successfully for other organizations? 121 Recognition Ideas for Donors, Volunteers and Members published by Stevenson, Inc. offers you 121 valuable ideas that you can put into […]

Thanking & Listening to Donors

Posted on 22 May 2007

Sending your thanks to people who have helped with a fundraising campaign, including volunteers, staff and donors, is very important. Marc Pitman also advises us to be attentive and listen to what supporters say. How you respond or don’t respond to them can unintentionally communicate negative messages to them. Just taking money without thanking donors […]

Thanking Donors On A Dime

Posted on 10 February 2006

How can we show our supporters our heartfelt thanks without using their donated money to do it? The best suggestion is to take the lead of your donor community and incorporate some inexpensive ideas to show your appreciation. […]

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.