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4 More Clever Ways to Improve Your Thank You Letters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

They write the letter, but you send it. Fill out the form below to get 20 Dos and Don’ts of Nonprofit Thank You Letters.

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5 Clever Ways to Improve Your Thank Your Letters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Donors want something quite simple: a prompt, meaningful thank you letter and additional communication that explains how the donation was used.

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Your fundraising letters helped by zombies

Fundraising Coach

Have you ever struggled with the active voice vs. passive voice in your fundraising letters ? Quite funny, isn't it? But it's true! Engage 3.

Losing Donors Because of Bad Thank You Letters?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Did you know that the quality of your thank you letters can determine whether your donor gives again? Thank-You Letters1:00 p.m.

Part 2: How to Write an Appeal Letter 101

Wild Woman Fundraising

how to write your appeal letter. Now we’re getting into Part 2, Which is ALL ABOUT writing the different parts of your direct mail letter.

Dos and Don’ts for Nonprofit Thank You Letters [FREE Download]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sending a thank you letter to your donors is not just the polite thing to do. Fundraising Nonprofit Communications Thank-You Letters

A tale of two cities (in your appeal letter)

Wild Woman Fundraising

But what does this have to do with your nonprofit appeal letter? Can you write two stories in an appeal letter? What does this mean?

Guest post: Mary Cahalane on Thank You Letters!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Thank you letters were scary. How do you stretch “thank you for your gift” into a whole letter? Mary, you rock. Mary Cahalane. You too?

How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community


Here’s an old letter from my alma mater. What a dud of a letter! Here’s why: It’s boring. It lacks emotion. President.

Nonprofit Thank You Letters – 3 I Love

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The standard, boring, impersonal form letter or email receipt doesn’t cut it. P.S. Here are some more posts on writing thank you letters.

8 Great Ways to End Emails or Letters


The post 8 Great Ways to End Emails or Letters appeared first on MarketSmart | . Cultivation starts and ends with great communication. Whew!

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Part 1: What is an Appeal Letter?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you like writing email or letters? Do you remember the joy of receiving a beautiful letter, and sending one in return? What is it?

Tips for Better Nonprofit Thank You Letters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I received a very business-like form letter, really just slightly better than a receipt, in response to a recent charitable donation. Great!

Is your fundraising letter as effective as this bag of coffee?

Fundraising Coach

Is your fundraising letter as good? Are you writing your fundraising letters this persuasively? Seriously. They had my attention. Ask 4.

The Inner Game of Writing Your Appeal Letter: Part 2

Wild Woman Fundraising

How should you write your appeal letter? How can you, in short, create the appeal letter version of a hit song? Look at your anchor.

Throw statistics out of your fundraising letters!

Fundraising Coach

Often our fundraising letters or newsletters look like this: We shook 2031 hands and fed 62 children and fixed 423 sashes with a 97.3%

How to ensure that your letter signer will sign your fundraising letter even if he/she doesn’t like it


I’ll skip to the end and tell you how: Set some ground rules with whoever you ask to sign your fundraising letter. You have the expertise.

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A 2-step fundraising letter audit

Fundraising Coach

Pull out your most recent fundraising letter. Other Possibly Related posts: Start your year-end fundraising letter strategy today! Ask 4.

One Big Myth about Direct Mail Appeal Letters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But the length of the letter is NOT your primary concern … and boards often don’t see that. That a 2-page letter does worse.

The 4 Key Qualities of Amazing Thank You Letters

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Put your donors – and your thank you process – first this year by including these four key components for effective and memorable donor thank you letters. Take the time to customize your thank you letters. Don’t look at sending out thank you letters as drudgery – use it as an opportunity to be creative and connect with your donors.

Case Study: How can you make your letter appeal better?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Draft 1 of the letter, page 1. Inc, Kenita Pierce-Lewis , asked me to have a look at her appeal letter, to see what I could do with it.

How to Create an A+ Appeal Letter

Ann Green

One of the most important components is your letter. Here are some ways to ensure an A+ appeal letter. Hand sign the letters in blue ink.

A winning formula to write your appeal letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

What makes a good appeal letter? You’ve got How to get your appeal letter to eat its vegetables and take its vitamins. It was fun!

The Inner Game of Writing Your Appeal Letter: Part 1

Wild Woman Fundraising

Especially now, I’ve got to write this appeal letter, and it’s just not FLOWING man!&#. What does Leonard Cohen say about this?

Week of Freebies! Dos and Don’ts for Nonprofit Thank You Letters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Thank-You Letters Happy Holidays! We love our readers and think you deserve some goodies. Can’t see the form?

9 simple pointers for writing better emails and letters to your donors


Recommendations: >> How to write letters that raise money. >> How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community. The post 9 simple pointers for writing better emails and letters to your donors appeared first on MarketSmart | . I failed to get into business school. My dream was to have my own ad agency some day.

Barth Syndrome Foundation Thank You Letter: Before and After

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Thank-You LettersWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. We've Moved! Update your Reader Now.

What to Do When Someone Messes With Your Appeal letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever tried to write your appeal letter by committee? You make sure that you take an appeal letter webinar , you interview that international and famous copywriter, you read books on how to write more persuasively. You even go so far as to download new fonts to make sure your letter is more trusted because of these fonts.

Should you be worried about your appeal letter?

Wild Woman Fundraising

how to send appeal letters in bulk. Well, if you haven’t done the background work to make your letter successful, then YES. Better?

Rewriting an Appeal Letter : Cut out the Gangrene

Wild Woman Fundraising

Today we’re going to do a little medical clinic on this appeal letter. So that’s the letter. This appeal letter is pointless.

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An Open Letter to My Conservative Readers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The readers threatened to unsubscribe in both cases to protest what they saw as abortion advocacy. As always, I welcome your comments and feedback.

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. The letter is personalized. Not having those increases the chances the letter will be tossed without being read. It’s a fundraising letter so don’t put lots of “the weather here is such & such.”

11 Tips On How to Write Original Appeal Letters

Wild Woman Fundraising

If your appeal letter isn’t pulling in enough money in the last few years, it might be the downturn. “Most people are other people.

The 6 most read parts of any major gift solicitation letter


I’m always a bit baffled when I see fundraising letters that fail to take into consideration the following. LIKE THIS BLOG POST?

Writing Your Own Direct Mail Appeal Letter This Year? You Got This!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You don’t need to hire a firm in order to have a successful appeal letter. Think again. ET (open to everyone). ET (e-clinic only).

The Annotated Thank You Letter Template

Social Media Bird Brain

You all have what you need for a great letter, but the organization of the information is sometimes hard to nail down. This week I've put together a template for a thank you letter and commented on what I think each of the sections is meant to accomplish. donation thank you gratitude e-letter Small nonprofit writing

How to ask your board members for year-end gifts


I know this is important. But, honestly, I’m a major and planned gift marketer… not a fundraising consultant. So I found this article by Gail Perry to be very enlightening. In it, she explains how to tackle the delicate process of annual gift solicitation of board members. Below I outline her 7 points. Show them why they need to give.

How to Write a Letter to the Editor that Gets Published and Read (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Mila Rosenthal, Executive Director of HealthRight International , is a Letter to the Editor (LOE) expert with a significant record of success.

An anonymous letter that all fundaisers should read

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A blog reader sent me the following letter this week. He seemed quite surprised, as he remembered writing me an immediate and enthusiastic thank you letter. I mentioned that I hadn’t received anything in the mail, such as a pledge form or letter of intent to make my commitment binding (let alone a thank you).

Want to learn what makes an incredible year end appeal?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Whether you are an old pro and just want some new tips, or you’re writing your appeal letter for the first time, you’ll find killer strategies and tried-and-true tactics in this e-course to take your appeal letter to the next level. Have fun writing your letter and creating your package! Who’s the Letter From?

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