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Fundraising Solicitation Letter

Writing any fundraising letter is easy, you just write to the specified donor or company and ask for money, yes this is what you might think but you are wrong. To be able to right a fundraising letter first you need to categories it, there several types depending on the cause you are raising funds for. If you are planning to write to a normal donor, you can choose the general fundraising letter, that would be enough but if you are writing to request an organization to raise funds for charity work, then a fundraising soliciting letter best suits. This letter is basically written for the sole purpose of getting donors form a specific charity organization to donate some money for a cause. Obviously a non profitable fundraiser will be appropriate.

  • Formal – be formal and make sure to use a serious tone while writing. You are writing to an organization asking for their donations, so you need to be serious.
  • Brief and straight forward – do not beat around the bush as you ask for money, go straight to your main issue, making ht story long is unnecessary and might make your letter boring.
  • Organization – since you would be writing to an organization or charity group, you need to include which organization you are writing and also identify yourself.
  • Personal and emotional – to be able to capture the recipients heart and make persuade them towards a generous donation, you need to get to a one on one personal level with them, make them feel that need you have to raise funds.

Fundraising Solicitation Letter Template

Use our free Fundraising Solicitation Letter to help you get started. Simply download the .doc or pdf file and customize it. If you need additional help or more examples check out some of the sample letters below.

 

Your name)

(Organization name)

(Address)

(Date)

(Recipient name)

(Title/position)

(Name of group)

(Recipients address)

Dear ______,

When you think of it, money on some things or other unneeded luxury is just mere waste of money. Whey need invest in something that can make this world a better place. Be able to help a child starving, that homeless person who is not as privileged as you.

I am appealing to your________ (organization) to donate toward our fundraising; we are raising funds __________________ (why raising funds) Please donate a minimum of _______________ (amount) and this will go toward this drive. Thank you in advance for you support and also being a member.

With sincere thanks,

________

 

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Fundraising Solicitation Letter Sample, Email and Example/Format

Sample

Anthony Mumo

Spinners Cooperative

P.O. Box 62000-00200, Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya

12th May 2003

Winnie Angaya

Chairperson

Touch a Heart

P.O. Box 62000-00200, Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya

Dear Winnie

When you think of it, money on some things or other unneeded luxury is just mere waste of money. Whey need invest in something that can make this world a better place. Be able to help a child starving, that homeless person who is not as privileged as you.

I am appealing to your organization to donate toward our fundraising; we are raising funds to be able to build a new homeless shelter near the city center to cater for out dear brothers who sleep outside daily.

Please donate a minimum of shillings 50,000 and this will go toward this drive. Thank you in advance for you support and also being a member.

With sincere thanks,

Winy Angaya

 

Email Format

Ms. Emma Yong

67-Sec- D,

New Lane Society

Toronto Canada

Dear Ms. Yong,

This letter is on behalf of Famine Helping Society regarding the fundraising for supporting a High School located in South Toronto. In this regard, we need your urgent financial help in the form of funds which means a lot to us as we need to buy uniforms and course books for the poor students.

Education is the right of every child and without your help; this will not be possible for our society to invest in this programme. So we are seeking your help to raise funds. You can donate any amount you want. Your small help will be beneficial to us in making the dream of education true for poor kids.

Kindly visit us at helpus@fundraisingassociations.com to pay online. You can directly contact us at 5743 685 6895 for any query.

Your immediate help in this regard will be highly beneficial.

Thanks & Regards,

Ricky Windsor

 

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