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


nonprofit thank you letter
Top Rated

A Whopping 90% 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:

  • Examples of awesome and boring thank you letters
  • Best practices for writing engaging nonprofit thank you letters
  • A template thank you letter that you can customize
  • Webinar slides

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar: 

“Simon reaffirmed a lot of what I know and have been doing, much of it common sense, but it's always a good thing to be reminded. He provided some great examples and some interesting ideas. I'm glad I took the time to participate in this webinar.”

Lori Putnam, Kents Hill School

“I thought I had a good sense of what to put in a thank-you letter. I was wrong. Lots of juicy tips and helpful guidance here.”

Robert Rosenthal, A Course In Miracles

“The class moves quickly...because Simon is generously sharing a lot of experience and knowledge. Glad to be getting the bonus slides so I can go back and take notes. Thank you Simon!”

Kelcey Taber

“Simon is very engaging and in his presentation, he exemplifies the human experience that should be present in our thank-you letters. Great pace!”

Jonathan Vasquez, Valley Symphony Orchestra

“I am new to the non-profit world and this webinar is exactly the type of information we can use to boost our Donor Database!”

Kaila Wodsedalek, Balance

"This nonprofit webinar changed the way I will approach creating a thank you letter forever."


"I wasn't sure how useful this webinar would be, given that I work for a church and we do not do fundraising, and it appeared that the webinar would be for non-profits that use appeals for fundraising. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much of the material applied to all thank you's or could be easily adapted to non-appeal appreciation. Simon's examples were mind-blowing and his tips incredibly practical."


“This webinar was packed with practical suggestions for nonprofits, regardless of size. The slides are very informative, not just overview phrases, and the included documents were also very practical and constructive. This webinar is one of the best I've seen on donor thank you approaches.”

Susan Mathew, Teen Lifeline

“Fabulous presentation! The presenter was engaging and I learned quite a few tricks that I hope to implement very soon.”

Alison Rincon, Fair Chance

“Simon knows his "stuff" and offers realistic and appropriate suggestions recognizing limitations of small offices.  Excellent speaker and easy to listen to.”

Debi Batchelder, Lourdes Senior Community

"Simon is very helpful and engaging. I would thoroughly recommend this nonprofit webinar. It's the best that I've done."

David McLoghlin, American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

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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