How to Write a Nonprofit Thank You Letter That Makes Donors Smile and Want to Give Again!

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Simon Scriver
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  • Year Created
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According to multiple studies, your nonprofit thank you letter is the first--and possibly most important--step in donor retention. Your nonprofit thank you letter should be personalized. It should be authentic. And it absolutely must be donor-centered.

In this live nonprofit webinar, we will show you step-by-step how to create a nonprofit thank-you letter that makes your donors smile and want to give again. We’ll share examples of great and not-so-great thank you letters, and we’ll craft a template thank you letter that you can modify for your nonprofit. 

Join Simon Scriver to learn how to use your nonprofit thank you letters to retain more donors.

During This Nonprofit Webinar on How to Write a Nonprofit Thank You Letter, You Will Learn:

  • How to correctly acknowledge your donor and their gift(s)
  • How to personalize your nonprofit thank you letter so it is donor-centered
  • How to make your donor smile when they read your letter
  • How to show the impact of their gift(s)
  • How to use proven tactics in your nonprofit thank you letter that improves donor retention
  • How to incorporate excitement and gratitude into your letter

This Webinar is Perfect for You, If…

  • You’re tired of your own thank you letter and need new and fresh donor thank you ideas.
  • You are having trouble retaining donors.
  • You want to learn more about donor-centered fundraising.
  • You want to engage your donors in more authentic ways.

Join us to learn how to thank donors!

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. A template thank you letter that you can customize
  2. Examples of awesome and boring thank-you letters
  3. Best practices for writing engaging thank-you letters
  4. The Webinar Slides
  5. The Webinar Recording

About Your Topic Expert:

Simon is specifically qualified to teach this webinar because:

  1. Written hundreds of thank you letters...generating donations without asking!
  2. 15+ years experience raising money - raised over $50 million for various charities.
  3. Certificate & Diploma in Fundraising plus years of practical experience for a huge range of causes and organizations.
  4. Worked as Head of Fundraising in a sexual abuse charity, growing department from nothing to 4 staff – created thank you letters THAT RAISE MONEY! 
  5. Regular speaker on fundraising techniques around the world, including the Donor Love Academy
  6. Coach and train fundraisers at organizations and events of all sizes in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland and more.

Simon Scriver is a professional fundraising consultant, coach, trainer, Board Member and practitioner.

Simon has won Fundraising Ireland's 'Small Budget, Big Impact' and ‘Supplier Of The Year’ Awards, as well as Eircom’s Start-up Award. He is a TEDx speaker and has previously won the Toastmasters UK & Ireland International Speech Contest. A board member of a small non-profit ‘Making Connections’, he also sits on the Advisory Panel of Rogare, the international fundraising think tank, and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and the AFP.

Simon also offers consultancy to some of the biggest and smallest charities in Ireland and abroad. He offers advice and training to non-profits to make their fundraising more cost-effective, speaking regularly at international conferences. He holds a Diploma in Fundraising and a Certificate in Fundraising. 

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar:

“Just getting involved with a foundation, and this session on thank you letters was very helpful.  Looking forward to needing to write many thank you letters!”

Terri Mullan, International Association of Administrative Professionals

“Simon shared information on thank you letters in a digestable format with a bit of humor sprinkled in.  Excited to put these techniques into practice ultimately leading to bigger gifts!”

Joanna Stodden, The Environmental Science Center

“Great tips to freshen our thank you letters. Always appreciate good examples to spur my creative thinking. Showing how and why to evaluate each element of the message was valuable.”

Angela Hirstius, The Louisiana Wildlife Federation

“Simon was engaging and really knew his stuff! This one is well worth the time.”

Courtney Hoppe, Future In Sight

“This webinar gave me great tools that I know will increase my fundraising potential.”

Catherine Repka-Peters, MCLINC LIBRARY

“Simon had some very useful tips that I will definitely be implementing at my non-profit organization. He was very thorough and engaging with his presentation.”

Alyssa Parra, Kendall County Women's Shelter

“One of the best webinars I have ever attended. If you are looking for new fresh and creative materials and tips for a thank you letter, this webinar is for you.”

Vanessa Hanba, Guadalupe Center

“I am new to the world of fundraising! Because of that, I have been quick to sign up for different webinars just to find myself overwhelmed by information that may or may not be helpful. Simon provided great, practical information and tools I will start using immediately!”

Emily Glosup, Our Mission Is His

“The best part of the webinar was the comparison of different thank you letters. Oftentimes, I feel like you are just told how to write a "good" letter, but you are never shown examples that need improvement. It can be hard to critique your own work. Seeing a letter that is labeled as needing work, and realizing it is very similar to letters I currently use, is what has really motivated me to start making some real changes!”

Cynthia Danley, Safe Connections

“Best Thank You Note webinar and training I'd ever had! Thank you all so much! This is going to go a long way at our organization and I'm excited to help our donors feel even better about being a part of our mission.”

Victoria Taylor, The Dynamic Catholic Institute

“Very insightful, even with the well-established and effective Thank You process my organization currently uses, there were many great tips!”

Ashley Daws, Cal Farley's Boys Ranch

“The best webinars I've attended on the topics--hands down.”

Melissa Lukin, Rebuilding Together Peninsula

“Simon Scriver is a cheeky and entertaining lad, with honest, practical, no-fuss advice. His creativity and follow-up resources are refreshingly invaluable to any development professional.”

Kathleen Weiner, Outer Cape Health Services

“I have worked in nonprofit for a number of years and this gives me fresh ideas of how to approach thank yous and asks. I make many mistakes, but all you can do is keep trying. The ideas I gained will better my letters and hopefully increase donations!”

Eddie Ezelle, MatSu Food Bank

“The webinar was very informative, concise and well put together.  We will definitely be implementing as much of what we learned as is relevant to our organization into our donor recognition program!”

Lori Shackel, St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church

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