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This is a template that includes four (4) sample fundraiser letters. The first letter seeks donations for a particular fundraiser. The second letters asks for donations to research cures and treatment for a particular illness. The third letter elicits donations for the education of children. The fourth letter thanks the donors for their generous donation. This document should be used by individuals or entities that are organizing a fundraiser and want to solicit contributions from potential donors.
This is a template that includes four (4) sample fundraiser letters. The first letter seeks donations for a particular fundraiser. The second letters asks for donations to research cures and treatment for a particular illness. The third letter elicits donations for the education of children. The fourth letter thanks the donors for their generous donation. This document should be used by individuals or entities that are organizing a fundraiser and want to solicit contributions from potential donors. FUNDRAISING LETTER – FUNDRAISING GROUP Dear [recipient name], On [Date] I will be taking up the challenge of [describe event you are participating in]. The [Name of your event] will raise vital funds for [name of school, PTA, group, etc]. [Name of your fundraising group] will provide [purpose of fundraiser – add as much detail as possible]. We have a large fundraising goal for [name of your group] in [Event]. The expected cost of the [fundraiser purpose] is [$ fundraiser goal]. I have set myself a personal fundraising target of [$ sponsorship target]. I would greatly appreciate your help in reaching this target because [benefit summary or fundraiser benefit statement]. I have started my fundraising off with a personal donation of [$ your own amount]. Your donation will bring me closer to my goal and help ([benefit statement about fundraising event]. Optional extras As part of our fundraising, we are also holding a [name of additional event] on [Date]. I will be inviting people from the local business community/families from the local area. If you could donate [Item for auction, etc.], I will include an acknowledgement of your support on the program. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. As one of my sponsors, I will personally let you know how we do. If you would like any more information on [name of school/event], please visit [URL of your website]. Sincerely, [Signature] [Your Name] © Copyright 2010 Docstoc Inc. 2 FUNDRAISING LETTER – FUNDRAISING EVENT Dear [recipient name], On [Date] I will join hundreds of others to help end the devastating effects of [illness fundraising for] by [riding/walking/skating] in the [Event name]. By making a pledge on my behalf, you are supporting research and local services to those affected with this unpredictable disease. I have a personal stake in this particular event. My [person you are close to who has been affected] has [illness]. Not only do I want to help him/her, but also the many others diagnosed with [illness]. [Describe the illness]. Some symptoms of [illness] may include [describe]. My goal is to raise at least [$ Amount] this year. 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 can collect your pledge after the event. Please make your check payable to the [Organization running event]. My deadline to get my pledges in is [Deadline date]. Following the event, I will send out a brief recap of the [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 [event name]. I can be reached at [phone number]. Sincerely, [Signature] [Your Name] [Title] [Program Name] © Copyright 2010 Docstoc Inc. 3 FUNDRAISING LETTER – NONPROFIT PROGRAM Dear [recipient name]: Getting students truly engaged in math, science, and technology is one of the most important factors in creating tomorrow's workforce. [Program Name] is a program that addresses this issue. Through [Describe your program] students are able to[Describe benefit]. [Program Name] will be offered to [number of] students from [school, club, organization] as an [after-school activity in the spring, summer camp, etc.]. Participants are [describe participants]. [Program Name] is [Give history of program; if no history describe goals] We would like to request [Company]’s assistance in providing this opportunity to the students of [school, club, organization, area]. Your sponsorship of [$ amount] would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact [Contact name] at [Phone number]. Send email inquiries to [email address]. Regards, [Signature] [Your Name] [Title] [Program Name] © Copyright 2010 Docstoc Inc. 4 FUNDRAISING LETTER – THANK YOU FOR DONATION Dear [recipient name], I greatly appreciate your pitching in on the [Name] fundraiser. You really did a wonderful thing. Your contribution meant that [Describe what donation was used for and event]. Thank you so much, your kindness and generosity will not be forgotten. You have made a lot of people very, very happy. If you ever need me to help with a charitable cause of your own, please let me return the favor. Again, thanks so much for all you've done for [name of cause]! Cordially, [Signature] © Copyright 2010 Docstoc Inc. 5
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