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 […]

Donation Letter Sample Opening

In this sample donation letter for a non-profit organization, the opening sentence is definitely the most important part of your donation request. Why? Because if it doesn’t immediately grab the reader’s attention and make them want to find out more (and donate), then they won’t read another word. Instead, your meticulously crafted donation letter will […]

Fundraising Letter Tips: Segment Your List

One of the best fundraising letter tips is to segment your donor list. Why? Because you need to write differently to your main donor categories so that you can measure your response rates and improve your results.After all, it makes no sense to say the exact same thing to a brand new donor that you […]

Fundraising Letter Tips

Fundraising Letter Tips – I have a brother-in-law who farms and drives a 16-wheeler for a living. When I told him that I start each business day with a blank computer screen that I must fill with at least 1,000 words by noon, he almost fainted.He says he could never do it because he wouldn’t […]

Donation Letter Tips

Eight Tips For A Successful Donation LetterThe art of writing effective fundraising donation letters can be learned. I learned it and so can you. Here are eight tips for writing your own donation appeal letter.Successful fund raising letters share a number of things in common. Once you know what these things are, your letter is […]

Cardinal Rules For Writing Fundraising Letters

This is a great article about the eight cardinal rules of writing fundraising letters by Mal Warwick, an expert on donation request letters. The article goes into great depth about how to structure your appeal and is well worth a detailed read. Mal also talks about the exceptions to these cardinal rules of writing fundraising […]

Fundraising Letter

Writing a fundraising letter is not that difficult. However, you need to know what works and what doesn’t before you invest your time composing your donation request.Fundraising letters have some general rules of thumb:Keep in mind whenever you are asking for money that you are providing a service.Tell people what you’ve done and what you […]