INDIVIDUAL DONOR LETTER

ESTIMATED TIME 2-4 HOURS / OVER 1 DAY

DELIVERABLES 

  • A concise, well-articulated letter template to request funds from individual donors. General guidelines include:
    • A clear ask
    • Effectively communicate who you are as an Organization and why you need the funds now
    • Not to exceed two pages

PROJECT STEPS 

  • Prep: Information gathering
    • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the objectives of the project and key audiences
  • Milestone 1: Document creation
    • Professional writes copy aligned with Volunteer Manager's style, tone, clarity, and length
  • Milestone 2: Wrap-up
    • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss any small edits; Professional submits final version

PREREQUISITES

PROFESSIONAL

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to synthesize information and effectively communicate the main points in a compelling way

NONPROFIT

  • Clarity on your fundraising goals
  • Clear description of your Organization and mission, what you do, and why you need the funds now
  • Marketing materials about your Organization that you can share
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