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

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Simon Scriver
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.50 Points


How to Write a Nonprofit Thank You Letter That Makes Donors Smile and Want to Give Again! (Recording)
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A Whopping 97% of the People Who Attended This Nonprofit Webinar Rated It As Great to Excellent!

According to multiple studies, your nonprofit thank you letter is the first--and possibly most important--step in donor retentions. Your nonprofits thank you letter should be personalized. It should be authentic. And it absolutely must be donor-centered.

In this recorded 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 to learn how to use your nonprofit thank you letters to retain more donors.

What You Will Learn from this Recorded Nonprofit Webinar

  • 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 improve 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.
  • 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.

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Examples of awesome and boring thank you letters
  2. Best practices for writing engaging nonprofit thank you letters
  3. A template thank you letter that you can customize
  4. Webinar slides

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar: 

“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

“Some good pointers on writing thank you letters that stand out and a great reminder that the thank you is about the donor.”

Elizabeth Johnson, Helm Life 

“Great webinar! The host was personable, witty, engaging, and intelligent. The information and content shared were not what have heard in the past in similar webinars. Excellent value.”

Aaron Petersal, United Way of Greater Cleveland

“A very informative webinar that has motivated me to redo and reevaluate our entire thank you and acknowledgment strategy.”

Annie Carlson, Telluride Science Research Center

“The nonprofit webinar was very helpful and was delivered in a lovely format. Simon was fantastic and engaging. The content was just what I was looking for.”

Kristina Lindsay

“The information was awesome and I literally took our thank you letter and started to go through it as I went along with the presenter.”

Michael Rawson

“I've attended a bunch of fundraising webinars, and this is the first I didn't multi-task during; that's how compelling and valuable it was!”

Marian Pearlman

“Simon presented an outstanding webinar on "How to Write a Thank You Letter." He shared valuable knowledge and resources to help ordinary people like me write an extraordinary letter of gratitude. In 1 1/2 hours Simon helped to completely reshape my thank you notes. For these results, I'll gladly invest my time again.”

Chris Hardy, Justice & Mercy International

“I took a thank you letter writing webinar a few years ago and wasn't sure I would learn anything new.    In Simon's webinar, he presented so many new and creative ideas that I did not know.  I am very glad that I took this webinar.”

Pamela Dickson, Mission NE

“Great examples!  Lots of things that I didn't think about that I'm excited to try in future letters.”

Lisa Benzaia, Happiness Is Camping

“Great suggestions and I loved that the presenter has years of experience in fundraising!”

Sandra Baker, Health Equity Solutions, Inc

“This was an incredible webinar! There was so much great information included, and Simon was an outstanding presenter. I am always looking for new ways to thank our amazing donors and thanks to this webinar, and Simon, I have tons of new ideas that I can't wait to use!”

Laura Szoke, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

"It was very informative! Simon was a lot of fun & I enjoyed this webinar very much.”

Elizabeth Hall,

“This webinar was the fastest hour and a half of training I've ever had. It was informative, had a plethora of information, and Simon was funny which kept me tuned-in.”

Tami Hill, Lane Community College

“This was one of the best webinars I've taken on CharityHowTo! The presenter is very witty, engaging, and the materials are great! I took this with my supervisor, and we were both blown away! She has been in fundraising for decades, while I've only been in the sector for eight months. No matter your level of expertise, Scriver's class teaches relationship building techniques and ideas that everyone can benefit from. - Thank You!”

Angela Gelso, The Shield Institute

About Your Topic Expert

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.

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