Fundraising Letters - Donation Request Letters

Expert advice on how to write fundraising letters and donation request letters, plus sample donation letters that you can copy. This section covers everything from appeal letter tips to fundraising thank you letters with advice from well known fundraisers.

Find out how to write a fundraising letter from the salutation to the P.S. Why you need to ask for a donation multiple times and offer every possible way to make the donation as simple and as easy as possible for a prospective donor.

Learn why storytelling is the best hook to get your reader to respond to your donation request letter.

See what works best in an appeal letter and what you need to avoid at all costs. How to state your need in an eye-catching way on the envelope to get a higher open rate and triple the normal response.

Discover why a prepaid response envelope is the secret weapon of master fundraising letter experts. Look at sample fundraising letters from all types of donor campaigns.


Fundraising Thank You Letters

Summary: How to write fundraising thank you letters. Tips on saying “thank you” to your supporters and donors including the right time to send donor thank you letters. The Power of Thank You In Fundraising and in Lifeby Katherine Khalife“I was in line at the grocery store the other day. The cashier was really rude […]

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 […]

Fundraising Donation Request Letters

Fundraising donation request letters work best if they have AIDA. Learn a lesson from professional direct mail copywriters. They follow a time-tested format in their sales letters, one that you can also follow when writing direct mail fundraising letters for your non-for-profit organization. All you need to remember is AIDA.Fundraising Donation Request Letters – Use […]

Sample Fundraising Letter for Multiple Sclerosis

If you are looking for a sample fundraising letter for multiple sclerosis or for a sample donation request letter that you can copy, here is a good example. At the bottom of the sample letter are links to a lot of other sample letters and donation request tips on what to say. Be sure to […]

Sample Fundraising Letter For School

Looking at a sample fundraising letter for schools or school groups to use is always helpful. If you want to get more donations, you need to know what works for other schools and get some tips on what to say. The sample letter below is an example you can follow when soliciting corporate donations for […]

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 […]

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 AIDS Fundraiser Letter

Sample AIDS fundraiser letter for donations to an AIDS fundraiser. You can copy this sample letter format and modify it for use in your own fundraiser. Remember to follow the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” approach in your own fundraising donation request letter.Dear (friends and family),On October 31-November 2, Indiana University will hold […]

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 […]

How To Write Fundraising Letters

Writing fundraising letters is a task many people find daunting. Here’s an overview of how to write fundraising letters, including a sample letter to get you started. With these tips and a sample letter to work from, you’ll find it goes much easier.Fundraising Letter Writing TipsGood news – Always start the letter with a series […]

How to Write a Fundraising Letter

The key to many a successful fundraising campaign is writing a good letter. This may sound intimidating at first, but fundraising letters contain many of the same elements as any good sales letter. So here is some helpful advice on how to write a fundraising letter.First, know your donors. Beginning with an updated list of […]

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 […]