Fundraising Sample Letters - Tips, Ideas and an Example

Are you seeking fundraising sample letters?

Here is one such example which you could use, as well as some tips and ideas for you with regard to drafting such fundraising letters.

One of the best and quickest ways to raise funds is to write letters and ask for donations. However, there are a few things to consider before you rush for your pen and paper. There is a certain way to ask people for money in order to be successful.

For fundraising sample letters, it is important to keep your letter to just one page, with supporting information on not more than two pages. You can also include one photo if you want to, and if it's relevant. Don't make the letter sound as if you are begging; rather, be informative and help the donor to understand just what your aims and goals are.

There are fundraising sample letters for a direct mail campaign, letters requesting sponsors, those for donation requests, to name but a few, and they all need to be worded appropriately. The thing is to write a letter that reflects your own personality - these are the best. Write from the heart and tell your story. Be sincere, be yourself, and people WILL respond.

Here is a fundraising sample letter to use as a guideline to help you on your way.

(Insert date here)

Dear (name)

I am writing to (company name) on behalf of (organization / group) as your company indicated support for such groups.

We are an organization that (give information about what you do for the community and what cause your organization supports. Also let them know about any events and special programs, and why it is you believe a monetary donation is merited).

I am asking you to assist us this year by giving a tax-deductible donation to (organization name). We work extremely hard to provide (general statement of what you provide) each year, and I hope we can rely on you for a generous donation of $100 or more. However, please note that any amount is very welcome.

I thank you for your time and consideration, and look forward to whatever support you can provide. If you are making a donation in the form of a check, please make it payable to (organization name).

If you require any additional information about (organization name), please contact me, and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Yours Faithfully

(Insert your name here)
(Insert your email address here)
(Insert your phone number here)
(Insert organization name here)
(Insert organization address here)
(Insert organization phone number here)

Ensure that your letter is printed on headed paper, if you have it, Also, make sure that the letter is signed by the person whose name appears at the bottom of the letter - this letter is important, so a hurried "pp" on someone else's behalf is not appropriate.

Obviously there are too many fundraising sample letters to include in this one article, but, as there are numerous samples available on the internet, you will definitely find one to suit your specific needs.

Very importantly, whichever fundraising sample letter you use, and you are successful in getting a donation, always remember to say thank you to the donor.

All the best!

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