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Thank You Letters

Thank You Letters

Saying "thank you" isn't just about the last gift. It's also about the next one.

Your thank you letter needs to be much more than a simple gift acknowledgment.

Laura knows how to Wow! donors, and she can help you write a better thank you letter for your nonprofit organization.

Simply saying "thank you" isn't enough.

Do you say it? Or show it?

There's a difference between writing a gift acknowledgment and showing genuine appreciation.

Here's the truth:

  • Donors who feel truly appreciated are more likely to give again.
  • Donors who know and feel good about how their gift is used are more likely to give again.
  • Donors who are thanked more than once – and in different ways – are more likely to give again.

How you say "thank you", who says it, and when you do it – it all matters, and it all makes a difference.

Laura can review and critique your current thank you letter and help you write a better one. She'll also help you understand who needs to say 'thank you,' when, how, and why.

Laura can also write donor-centered thank you letters, emails, and phone scripts for you as part of a comprehensive fundraising communications plan.

Yes, I want Laura to help me say thank you better!

What nonprofits say...

Laura quickly became an extension of our very small development team. We used her expertise to write not only grants, but also eventually direct mail appeals, newsletters and stewardship communications.

Your letter is way better and absolutely wonderful. Perfect suggestions - which is why I always LOVE sending things your way.

I just got the nicest email from a donor - thanking ME for the thank you letter I sent her! Thank you for your magic.

YOU understand how important donor appreciation is - along with reporting back, creating experiences, etc. It matters. Thank you for helping us do that!!!

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"Let's Talk Nonprofit" is a blog by Third Sector Consulting that addresses common questions that nonprofits have. Ready? Great! Let's Talk Nonprofit.

Anatomy of a Stellar Thank You Letter
Here are some simple truths: When you give someone a gift, you expect them to say "thank you." And when a donor makes a contribution to your nonprofit, you should always say thank you. In writing. It doesn't have to be handwritten. It could be a typed letter. Or even email. Whatever medium you choose, your "thank you" should have some basic elements. Follow these four simple steps and you'll take your thank you letters from average to All Star! (read more)