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 […]

Fundraising Letter Reply

Fundraising letter reply devices–also known as reply coupons, donation coupons, reply slips, response forms and gift forms–are the instruments that conclude your request for funds. If your reply device doesn’t work, your appeal letter doesn’t work–and you don’t get the gift.Here are some tips for getting your reply devices right.General Guidelines* Assume the reply device […]

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 […]

Increasing Donor Gift Size

This guest article by Alan Sharpe will offer great insight into increasing donor gift size  by a leading expert in his field. Using this helpful fundraising letters advice could help you see a much greater return. Check here for advice on making your appeal letters more compelling.How to Increase the Size of Donor Gifts from […]

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 […]