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Part 2: How to Write an Appeal Letter 101

Wild Woman Fundraising

how to write your appeal letter. It talks about why direct mail is so important, and gives you some tips on what you need to do.

Get Your Dream Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you ever wish someone had taught you in high school how to interview, apply for jobs, and succeed in your first 90 days of a job?

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Write Your Way to Connection & Action

Getting Attention

Stuck on that membership renewal email series or the petition-signing campaign due to launch on Facebook last week? Ready to move from making mediocre messages to crafting content that connects quickly, and is repeated and acted on? Each one helps slow your busy prospect down so what you’re saying is more likely to seep in.

Part 3: How to Send an Appeal Letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

how to send appeal letters in bulk. Today we’re going to talk about how to SEND your appeal letter. Printing.

I am learning how to write. How about you?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am always learning how to write. It does get easier, but there’s always another mountain to climb. Grant proposals.

11 Tips On How to Write Original Appeal Letters

Wild Woman Fundraising

So how can you come right out and be more original with your appeal letters? Take out the first three paragraphs you write. Be Honest.

Want to learn what makes an incredible year end appeal?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you have trouble getting people to open your nonprofit appeals? . Do you want to learn the tactics of successful appeal copywriting that will help people tear open your envelope and write you a big check? . We’re going to cover it all. Click here to learn more. How to Gather Stories. Clear.

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Free Webinar: How to Get Your Nonprofit Emails Opened

Wild Woman Fundraising

Enewsletters: how to write better ones. Ever been frustrated by writing your nonprofit e-newsletter? Sign Up Here.

How to Establish Thought Leadership within Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your field experts and executive leaders are primed to be champions for your organization and thought leaders in the media. Mary Alice Holley.

Writing a Donor-Centered Website [This Week]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can’t just add a “Donate” button to your nonprofit’s website and expect it to be successful. 1:00 p.m.

How to write knockout proposals

Get Fully Funded

I read this book last week called “How to Write Knockout Proposals&# by Joseph Barbato. Don’t put together one proposal then send it to lots of different funders. Remember, you don’t want to give the proposal reviewer any reason to toss your proposal. Grant WritingIt’s lazy.

How to make the right fundraising decision every time

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make the right fundraising decision every time? It’s tied to it, intimately. Fundraising is tied to your family.

The Inner Game of Writing Your Appeal Letter: Part 2

Wild Woman Fundraising

Now let’s get down to brass tacks. How should you write your appeal letter? You want to respect her privacy. Welcome!

Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and I am very, very happy to introduce to you today Sheena Greer of Colludo. Welcome.

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How to Ask for a Bequest…And Get It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising expert Tom Ahern believes that the answer may be as simple as not having a marketing plan to ask for those bequests. 1:00 p.m.

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A tale of two cities (in your appeal letter)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Today I’d like to introduce you to the concept of the parallel story. Can you write two stories in an appeal letter?

How to get tons more traffic for your nonprofit blog

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. Us Shipping $54.99

How to Recognize and Manage Different Work Styles

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information. Carson Tate.

7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, Abby Jarvis finished her two-part series on marketing strategies to drive donors to your donation pages. Abby Jarvis.

How to prep for your next big ask

iMarketSmart

There’s a ton of information out there about how to ask for a donation. Write your answers beside the questions. Think.

How You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’m so excited to share this interview with you! Mazarine: How did you get involved with copywriting for direct mail fundraising?

Want to do political fundraising? Interview with Joe Garecht of The Fundraising Authority

Wild Woman Fundraising

Joe Garecht is a consultant, author and speaker that helps non-profits raise dramatically more money to fund their work. Joe Garecht. Speed.

May 18th Webinar: How to get Mega-Sponsorships!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’m going to be on National Radio this Saturday! How to get mega-sponsorships. How do you begin to get access to them?

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How to Write a Nonprofit Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve just re-released my popular e-book on how to write a nonprofit annual report. That’s $100 off.

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How to Get Retweeted

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you aren’t sure about the best way for your nonprofit to use Twitter , this webinar will clear that up for you. Especially on a Friday.

Reader Questions! I want…. EVERYTHING FUNDRAISING! Okay then.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I asked my most fantabulous enewsletter subscribers (if you want to be one, click here ) what they wanted to learn more about, because, let’s face it, Most people don’t plan to get into fundraising. I started writing this blog and THEN! Here’s a place to start! Click here to get on that.

How to get a bigger nonprofit salary? Read what I said in The Chronicle of Philanthropy!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently Little House Communications asked me to help them write an article about negotiating your nonprofit salary, for the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

How to Get Your Story Told in the Nonprofit Trade Press

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These outlets cater to providing people inside the nonprofit and foundation world with information that can help them be more effective in their work.

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How to Raise Your E-Newsletter Open Rate [Results from Our Experiment]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Trying to improve the open rates for your email newsletters? The open rate slipped to about 15%. First, we changed the content.

How To Tell a Powerful Fundraising Story

Fundraising Coach

But how do we actually tell powerful stories? Three simple steps to telling a powerful fundraising story. Click here to tweet that. ).

How to Create a Better Annual Report

Ann Green

Often it’s for worse since many of them are long, boring booklets that put your donors to sleep. Show your donors how much you appreciate them.

How to Make Online Donations Simple for Potential Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It happens all the time, but have you done everything you can to prevent that? The decision to donate to a charity is an emotional one.

A winning formula to write your appeal letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

For the last month I’ve been writing you posts and showing you examples and giving you free webinars all about what makes a good appeal letter.

Nonprofit Writing Prompts for September

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Interview a volunteer on how they juggle a career and volunteering. Suggest books to your volunteers that will help them get fired up.

How to write effective fundraising letters

Fundraising Coach

In writing up a project for a client, I drafted this short reminder on how to write effective fundraising letters. What you’re asking people to give to. How much you’re asking them to give. Get to the ask as quickly as possible. Chances are they aren’t going to read it word for word.

How does an appeal letter edit work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I decided to re-write the whole letter. We all think about it from time to time – when to retire, maybe moving to a warmer climate or downsizing to a condo, spending more time with grandchildren, enjoying a favorite hobby or pursing new interests. Her income is enough to cover her monthly expenses.

Yeah, you know you need to learn how to delegate, how about right now?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So, I’m going to speak it out loud, this is the dirty little secret of our profession, as development staff, as fundraisers. We do.

How to Write Posts People Will Remember

Fundraising Coach

I’m honored to introduce you to Darren Rowse , uber-blogger. playful posts (humor, or writing in a different voice).

7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 2

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Not forcing donors to make an account. But nonprofits are trying to change that! Abby Jarvis. Kristina. Making a good first impression.

The Inner Game of Writing Your Appeal Letter: Part 1

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever felt, “Geez, I work hard, but my writing muscles don’t want to flex today! How do you keep yourself interested?