Request Donations - Donation Request Letters

Fundraiser Help articles on business donation requests, the best way to ask for donations, donation request letters and advice on raising money for your school, church, charity or favorite cause. We have everything from sample donation letters to a lengthy list of businesses that donate items for charity events, school auctions and other fundraising events.

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Donation Request Letter Tips

Donation request letter tips from fundraising copywriter Alan Sharpe. Do your donation request letters lack a protagonist? The most compelling appeal letters feature a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, that captures the donor’s attention and makes the appeal human, moving and profitable.Using A Protagonist Boosts ResultsThe most memorable novels, movies and […]

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 […]

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 generate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]