Make Donating Convenient

If you want to raise more money from your donation request letter, then you have to make donating convenient. You’ve put a lot of time, effort, and money into mailing a great fundraising letter to your donor list. Why lose donations by making your donors jump through hoops to give you money?Fundraising consultant Alan Sharpe […]

Fundraising Postcard Ideas

Fundraising postcards are an effective, inexpensive way to stay in touch with your supporters. These 12 fundraising postcard ideas show different ways that your non-profit can use postcards to get your message out, demonstrate a need, ask for help, and show how their donations have changed the world.There’s a reason why businesses use postcard mailers… […]

How to Write Fundraising Letters That Motivate

How to Write Fundraising Letters That Motivate Donors To Make Donations to Your Non-Profit:Make your message relevantUse make a difference languageEmpower donorsShow how past donations are at workMotivating strangers to give their money away is one of the hardest jobs around. It’s difficult to do face to face. And it’s even tougher to do in […]

Sample Appeal Letter

When writing an appeal letter or donation request letter, there are certain things that every fundraising appeal letter needs to have. This article gives a quick snapshot of what emotions your appeal needs to evoke and the best way to say it, followed by a sample donation request letter so you can see how it […]

Appeal Letter Samples

Here are some appeal letter samples to use as templates or format examples for writing your own letter. Discover how to write appeal letters that really produce results by packing them with real emotion backed by a powerful call to action.Appeal Letter – Five tips on how to write a letter of appeal – Donation […]

Appeal Letter Tips

Here are some appeal letter tips from Jeane Vogel, who is a fundraising consultant in St. Louis and has written numerous donation appeal letters for her clients. Her firm, Fund Raising Innovations, specializes in developing appeal letters, grant proposals and non-profit strategic planning.The Art Of The Appeal LetterWhat’s the best way to raise money? Face-to-face, […]

Appeal Letter Secrets

Here is a good article by Alan Sharpe revealing some of his appeal letter secrets. When writing an appeal letter or donation request, Alan Sharpe is the master copywriter used by the largest non-profit groups, so pay close attention to what he says about how to write a great fundraising letter.The Ask: 4 Secrets Of […]

Animal Shelter Appeal Letter

Here are some tips and a sample animal shelter appeal letter for a humane society seeking sponsors for a fundraising walk. The key to getting donations is to personalize the tone of the letter to match your personality and to properly promote your cause.Be sure to read the other fundraising letter tips for advice on […]

Sample Canadian Fundraiser Letter

Here is a sample Canadian fundraiser letter that shows you a good fundraising letter template on which to model your own donation request. Use this sample to fashion your own letter using the basics included here.Focus on these key points: Who, What, When, Where, and How.Donation Request For Canadian Environmental FundraiserHonorourable Gordon Balser Minister of […]

Fundraising Letters

Here are some sample fundraising letters that you can copy. See what works for other non-profit groups. Includes links to other sources for tips on which donation request letter format and solicitation queries work for them.How To Write A Fundraising Letter – Instructions for how to write a fundraising letter – Advice and tips on […]