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DONATION ASKING LETTERS

Public Relation

Let me describe PR with simple words. It is the responsible of the public opinion from all the activities a specific organization works on. In this case, you would want to be working on searching for press coverage of your non-profit, such as: Press releases, press conferences, letter to the editor, live radio, interview with journalists, and social media. The goal is to reach potential contributors using that source’s audience.

If your organization presents a solid and logical structure, the public will always be a donor. To teach how solid and logic is the organization, you will want to use PR. It raises awareness to the entire society showing what the purpose of the organization is about. It involves creative writing, technical sources, visual and audio propaganda. It will be easy to approach to new prospects as you grant confidence to the social audience.

In addition you would want to start writing as soon as possible. Most of the work can be done from home.

 

Fundraising

Being in charge of a non-profit organization is hard. You would want to start by creating strong and well-written donation letters because they play an important role in the development of fundraising.

Here you will find examples you can use to assure a step on your behalf. The letters has to contain information in a logical order and present the logical structure. It is a delicate matter to reach the wallet of a specific individual and you will have to let them people know that the money is being use for a specific purpose.



 

Examples

 

Request for Project Donation (Letter)

Feel free to use tis example for your request. You can add the improvements suited for your purpose by using creativity and logic structured writing. For this instance, the donation letter should clearly state the mission of the project; moreover you should also specify the targeted beneficiates.

The example below is created to rise found for feeding the poor.

 

 

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Company logo



Date

Name and position

Company Name

Street address

City, State Zip

Subject, [Purpose]

 

[Greetings] or Respected [Mr./Ms./Miss/Mrs. Dr., or else] [Name of the donor]:

 

I am [your name] working as part of the [project name] for the purpose [Specific purpose and logical examples] “of providing free noon meal to help the poor worldwide.”  [Request] “We hope you will aid generously in this regard and solicit with your esteemed presence in all the functions we conduct associated with the project.” [The necessity] “The aid will not come from governments around the globe; it comes from organization like ours.” [Feat accomplished] “We use the money every day to bring food to the poor. Our organization is currently delivering food to 1.5 million poor elders and children worldwide.”

[PR] “Our goal is to help eradicate poverty and lack of nutrition food.” [Statement] “We hope that you are convinced of our mission to help the needy and make valuable contributions to it in the days to come.”

[Money usage] “The total cost of the project comes around [quantity] and the project initialize in [month]. We hope you will extend the financial support as a nature lover as your support will feed a soul.”

Thanking you for your support,

 

[Your name and position]

 

 

As you read the example above, you will find that is imperative to give information to the donor. Feel free to edit the letter according to the purpose and necessities of the organization you represent.

Introductions such as: “It is to bring to your kind attention that our organization is executing a special project” can also be adequate for many events.

 

Individual Sponsorship (Letter)

This type of letter is commonly used by charity events that will mix entertainment, fitness or any other activities to bring donations and pledges. The purpose of the event is to give the donor an activity he will enjoy as you collect the money from his wallet to fulfill the organization’s purpose.

A good example for this letter can be:

 

 

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Company logo

Date

Name and position

Company Name

Street address

City, State Zip

Subject, [Purpose]

 

[Greetings] or Respected [First Name of the donor]:

“Ever since many people has been diagnosed with [ health condition] in [years].”  “I have been searching non-stop for ways to fight this terrible disease. I have become with a great idea. I am going to race 25 miles every Sunday in the name of finding a cure.” [ specific purpose and logical examples].

“As part of my participation in this race, I am required to collect [amount of money] to be donated to [charity race purpose beneficiary]. Your collaboration of any amount will be gratefully accepted. It is needed. I encourage you to race with me or just to make a contribution of the amount of your choice.

For this we seek the help from all possible and potential sources and we identify and consider your esteem contribution to it as an invaluable one.

Expecting a positive reply from you,

Yours sincerely,

 

[ Your name].

Remember to add the targeted beneficiates of such project, also where the money will go to, and all of its usage.

 

Fundraising Contribution (Letter)

Design this letter to ask donations for support. The upcoming example is written to solicit donor support. Donor support is the main goal of the letter, let them know they are able to help noble causes and give the donor a reason to support. Don’t let them entertain on something else, let them know that the need of help is real, and that they are needed at existential crisis, and that they can help reestablish an individual’s live foundations.

 

 

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Company logo

Date

Name and position

Company Name

Street address

City, State Zip

Subject, [Purpose]

 

[Greetings] or Respected [First Name of the donor]:

 

“The annual [event] fundraiser will be held on [date of opening and date of closure] at [location]. In order to ensure the success of this important fundraiser, we seek contributors to help decrease the costs, with their donations, associated with the event, so that all funds collected can go directly towards the community.”

Your generosity as a donor is the key to our success and makes it possible for [organization] to provide local people and families in need with health assistance and critical services. We hope that we can count on your support to help us [purpose]

[Describe in a paragraph the Money usage]

 

[your name and position]

 

 

Community Development (Letter)

System failures can show up in time to time. The upcoming example is a letter created to be used in efforts to raise money to support areas in disadvantage. The located area can be stricken by poverty, by a natural disaster or any sort of conflict. The purpose of the letter is to create awareness of what is happening in the specific area and ultimately make the reader to perform a donation.

In this case you would want to be direct towards the individual, due to the nature of the letter. It is about sensitive events that are imminent.

This letter should clearly state the purpose for which the project is being implemented.

 

 

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Company logo

Date

Name and position

Company Name

Street address

City, State Zip

Subject, [Purpose]

 

[Greetings] or Respected [First Name of the donor]:

 

[Awareness] “Did you know that in [specific area]:

[Specific and explicit examples]

“After I am asked why we should care about what happened in [specific location], I start thinking about [living examples]. When Victoria came to our [organization], she couldn’t [explain].”

“Therefore we step up with a noble cause to prevent [specific example]. We are now able to provide with special care to all those people that are in danger. Now they can move forward with them life, and are able to find great opportunities worldwide.

“This [year] we have set ourselves with an ambitious goal which consists in the opening of [purpose] collecting the amount of [quantity]. Please consider helping us give this people a brighter future. Your small investment will last for generations.

Sincerely,

 

[full name and position]

 

 

Money is the main reason when it comes to fundraising, but when writing the letter; your main goal is to reach a potential donor’s wallet. The targeted individual for such task may also be struggling in life walking the path towards success. As you write the letter, make them realize the importance of their support, let them know that they can be part of noble causes and something of greatly importance.

The sensitive part of the letter has to be adequate towards the reader. What you want is to receive support, help in different ways to cover all of the struggling that the purpose of your organization involves.

Keep in mind to raise the volume of supporters as you write the letter. If you reach their wallet once, you can reach their wallet twice; you might end up having the financial support always, but you might want to also create awareness about the sorts of people that you will use, physically, or who might be most likely to lend support.

Feel free to customize your final and ideal fundraising letter in the best possible way, for the needs of your organization and most important, keep in mind the interest of your donor. The ideas above can be source of inspiration to reach the final goal, and if you use them as templates or examples to create your final letter, they are sure to smooth some of the stress and the unreliability when performing the efficiency of the donation request form.

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