|| Home | Free Articles for Your Site | Submit an Article | Advertise | Link to Us | Search | Contact Us ||
How To Write a Better Fundraising Letter - Articles Surfing
Looking for tips on writing a better fundraising letter? Use these quick tips to craft your next donation request letter. Feel free to modify the sample letter below to fit your specific needs.
Good news - Always start the letter with a series of good news bullets to build momentum and make entire letter entertaining and informative.
- Use foreshadowing to tease your reader and keep him or her reading.
Describe what you want to do next
List suggested contribution amounts
Remind readers that their contribution is your budget
Use P.S.'s for skimmers
Sample Donation Request Letter
Dear Name of sponsor,
On date of event, I will join hundreds of others to help end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis by riding/walking/skating in the MS event name. By making a pledge on my behalf, you are supporting research and local services to those affected with this unpredictable disease.
Give details - Tell your story: I have a personal stake in this particular event. My dadhas MS. Not only do I want to help him, but also the many others diagnosed with MS. MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system. Some symptoms of MS may include loss of balance, impaired vision and hearing, fatigue, muscle weakness and, in some, paralysis. Even simple everyday living skills become increasingly difficult. Everyone is affected differently by these symptoms.
My goal is to raise at least specify dollar amount this year, which represents $1 for every person with MS registered with our local MS Chapter. Please help me reach that goal with your pledge. Your donation is tax deductible. If you wish, you may mail all or part of your payment amount today in the self-addressed stamped envelope enclosed with this letter.
Otherwise, I will collect your pledge after the event. Please make your check payable to the National MS Society. My deadline to get my pledges in is deadline date. Following the event, I will send out a brief recap of the MS event name to all my sponsors.
Thank you in advance for your support. Please call me if you have any questions or comments about the MS event name. I can be reached at phone number.
Copyright © 1995 - Photius Coutsoukis (All Rights Reserved).
Arts and Crafts
Auto and Trucks
Business and Finance
Computers and Internet
Computers and Technology
Food and Drink
Food and Drink B
Gadgets and Gizmos
Kids and Teens
Medicines and Remedies
Music and Movies
Pets and Animals
Politics and Government
Recreation and Sports
Travel and Leisure
Travel Part B
Wellness, Fitness and Diet