The 4 C’s Of Donation Letter Reply Devices

Your donation letter reply device must follow the 4 C’s – It must be Clear, Complete, Compelling, and Convenient. Failing to follow the 4 C’s of donation letter reply devices means that you have defective instrument, i.e. that your reply device is weak and ineffective at maximizing donations.And why are the 4C’s so important? Because […]

Write Fundraising Letters That Donors Can’t Resist

Why you should write fundraising letters using overlines that donors can’t resist. Master copywriter Alan Sharpe offers practical advice to non-profit groups for boosting the results of your appeal letters.The headline that appears over the salutation in a fundraising letter is known as the overline. Overlines have one goal: to persuade your donor to read […]

Fundraising Letters Sample Template

Many people have difficulty writing fundraising letters asking for donations, so here’s a sample template to use. This sample fundraising letter template offers examples of a specific method of asking for money, including providing a quick psychological justification for a positive response.The most important thing in any fundraising letter is the “ask” – the sentence […]

Writing Fundraising Letters

Alan Sharpe is a professional fundraising letter writer, instructor, coach, author and newsletter publisher – this is one of his helpful articles on Writing Fundraising Letters.Successful fundraising letters are exciting to read. They take you to crack houses, battlefields, logging protests, prisons, floods and other places you will never set foot yourself. Effective donation request […]

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 […]

Sample Donation Thank You Letter

The most important letter in direct mail fundraising never asks for a donation. Thank-you letters increase donor loyalty, strengthen relationships and increase your chances of receiving more gifts in the future, including major gifts and legacy gifts. But only if you get them right.Direct mail fundraising is about relationships, not revenue. The only way to […]

Donation Request Letter Examples

Here is a selection of donation request letters to use for ideas on writing your own donation letter. Discover how to write fundraising letters that really work by packing them with real emotion backed by a powerful call to action. Voice Your Donation Request – Increase results by adding voices to your donation request letter […]

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 […]

Sample Letters

Sometimes when you’re writing a fundraising letter, it helps to have a sample to look at for composition tips. Here’s a collection of sample fundraising letters you can copy plus links to more writing tips for a donation request, fund raising query, or thank you letter.Sample Fundraising LettersHow To Write Fundraising Letters – Sample donor […]

Sample School Donation Letter

This school fundraising sample letter is a template for an event fundraiser. Your own donation request letter will be much more effective if you write it using your own phrasing, particularly if they are being sent to people you know.Be sure to include some details in your fundraising letter about your personal reasons for supporting […]

Sample Fundraising Thank You Letter

Many times in life, we know we need to thank people for helping out, but can’t find the right things to say. Here are some tips on how to say thanks along with a sample fundraising thank you letter you can copy. The message should come from your heart, so please take a little extra […]