Sample Thank You Letter

How To Write A Donation Thank You Note
Many times in life, we know we need to thank people for helping out, but can’t find the right things to say. Here are some tips on how to say thanks along with a sample fundraising thank you letter you can copy.

The message should come from your heart, so please take a little extra time and personalize it with your own words. The key points to remember are:

1- The thank you note should be about them, not you. You are thanking them for their support, not boasting about how much money you helped raise.

2 – Tell the person the good things that their donation helped to produce. Be specific rather than general. For example, if they donated $100 to an AIDS fundraiser, you could say that their donation helped a deserving person get a much needed blood transfusion.

3 – Thank them in the same words or tone as if you were speaking face to face. For example, “Joe, I just wanted to say thanks for helping out. Your contribution means a lot to me and it really helped a great cause.”

4 – Offer to reciprocate in kind. Chances are that they might have a favorite cause that could use a boost. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have money to spare because your offer can be couched in terms of being a willing volunteer whenever the need arises.

Thank them again at the very end of your thank you note!

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Published by kimberly

I am Kimberly Reynolds and the author of Fundraising Success, first published in 2002. I've been writing about fundraising ideas for schools. churches and youth sports groups since 1999. You can find the latest version of Fundraising Success on I also have some free reports about getting publicity for your next fundraiser event and how to recruit more volunteers available for you to download at

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