Fundraising Letter Tips

From December 16, 2008

Here are some tips for the ACTion:Ecuador Fundraising Letter:

Make it personal. Unless you’re writing to a company or a philanthropist, chances are you’re asking your family members.  Write a little note to them, tell them whats going on in your life and make it interesting.  Nothing going on besides this?  Find something else, “My sister, Liz, got straight A’s this semester, this is what I’m doing…”.

Send it in the mail. Emails are great, but this is something a little more formal.  Take the time to mail it, and maybe they’ll take the time to look up the website and make a donation.

Don’t just copy/paste. Feel free to use any or all of the information from the form letter, but make sure you read it all of the way through and fix what needs to be added or deleted.

These are all the tips for now, because I want to get this up for everyone.  If there are questions please let me know.

Please feel free to comment and add your own suggestions! :)

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