Your Organization’s Name (when applicable)
City, State ZIP
Dear [Donor’s Name],
My name is [your name] and I am [describe your position/situation/background]. I am looking to raise
[amount of money] to participate in [nonprofit’s name and the name of the event].
[Include information about why the cause or project is important to you and how it could potentially impact
the reader or those you serve].
So far I’ve raised [amount], but I need just a little more to hit my goal.
That’s why I’m writing to you! Will you support me and my [cause/project/etc.]? Just a small donation
of [amount] can help me [accomplish task/reach a goal/etc.]
Your donation will go toward [describe exactly what the contribution will be used for].
[When possible, add a personal connection to tie the donor to the cause. For example, if you’re raising
money that will go toward cancer research and the recipient of your letter is a cancer survivor,
highlight that connection].
If you’d like to participate in or attend [name of the event], it will be held on [date] at [location]. Visit
[nonprofit’s URL] to learn more!
Thank you in advance for your contribution. You have no idea how much it means to me to have your
support. Here are the ways you can make a donation:
- Make a donation online at [URL of your crowdfunding campaign]
- Send a check in the pre-stamped envelope I’ve included (no cash, please!)
- Come to my fundraising event on [date] at [location] [when applicable]
Thank you again!
[Signature of author]
[Typed name of author]
P.S. If you want to buy any event merchandise, here’s the link [link to nonprofit storefront]