Donor thank you letter. First names are powerful. Ideally your donor thank you letters should be sent out within two days of the initial donation. Creating thank you letters with a one size fits all approach wont appeal to donors and can make your letter appear less genuine.
Dont let your thank yous become routine and dull. Thank the supporter not the donor. Sample donation thank you letters posted by dodd caldwell nov 4 2013 weve written two posts now to our nonprofit customers to help them get the most out of their donation thank you letters.
Dont let her become one of the many donors who give once and then drop away. Thank you for your very kind donation which we received today. Donors want to and deserve to feel important.
What works for a fundraising letter also works for a thank you letter. Your generosity will make an immediate difference in the lives of name of cause here. She will remember you.
However if you have a large number of donations that require recognition the deadline for sending out donor thank you letters can be extended to a week. Personalize your thank you letter with the donors name double check the spelling and never call a ms a mr and write directly to the individual. Five tips for writing a donation thank you letter 1.
And shell feel closer to your organization. Your donor thank you letter is a great way to engage in creative storytelling. By segmenting your thank you letter content down towards what really matters to your individual donors youll guarantee more attention gets paid to what matters.
When someone donates to your fundraiser think of it as the beginning of a conversation. Make your thank you letter memorable and shell be impressed. Ideally thank you letters are not just form letters set up and then forgotten.
Unless you have a huge number of donors your charity should try to make each thank you letter unique so that the donor knows that letter was meant specifically for her. Best practices for both email and direct mail will be addressed in each tip. Think about how your thank you letter makes your donor feel.
Give donors a thank you letter with ways to stay in touch. Individualize thank you letters with donor facts. Your thank you letter is the first step toward retaining this donor.