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

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



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Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
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A Whopping 96% 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 retention. Your nonprofits 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 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 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 nonprofit thank you letters
  2. Best practices for writing engaging thank you letters
  3. A template nonprofit thank you letter that you can customize
  4. Webinar recording and slides

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar:

“This webinar totally changed my perspective on thanking donors. I'm excited to circle back with my team about what I learned and start mapping out ways we can change out strategy.”

Alexandra Kirchner, Chicago HOPES for Kids

“It was great having many of my notions of what thank yous should be challenged with great examples of better ways!”

Anne Bacon, IMPACT Community Action Partnership

“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

“I write many thank you's but have had no coaching on how to effectively do them.  Simon's webinar was eye-opening and very useful.  I will never look at writing thank you's again in the same way.  Thank you!”

Monica Scheuer, Midwest Food Bank

“This webinar was super helpful! It provided many good ideas on how to more thoughtfully thank your donors with just a letter.”

Shaun Collin, The Delores Project

“This webinar is informative, helpful, and full of good information- even for seasoned fundraisers! The speaker, Simon Scriver, is really engaging, smart, and funny. 10/10 recommended!”

Anastasia Voron, Aperture Foundation

“Wow!  I have listened to many webinars during my years in education and development, and this one topped the charts for being simple, real and worthy of my time.”

Donald Hickman, Initiative Foundation

“This webinar beautifully brought the topic of sending a thank-you back to the basics of human interaction and good manners, but in very practical and tangible ways that feel realistic for my organization.”

Elizabeth Fredericks, National Spine Health Foundation

“I have recently been put in charge of our non-profits thank you letters, which has been a daunting and challenging task for me. I am now really excited to take control of our fundraising presence to see how my impact from what I have learned today can help grow our organization!”

Amy Puschinsky, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center

“This is the first webinar I've watched I want to watch again. So much info and tips I want to go back and reabsorb!”

Laurel Flanagan, Fayetteville Free Library

“I Thought the 'Thank You' letters I had composed were already pretty good. I really didn't think I could learn anything new from this webinar.  WRONG! I learned what I was doing right, what I was doing wrong and how I could improve it. Very insightful. Gave me lots of ideas on how to improve my 'Thank you' letters.”

Anita Cisneros, Fidos for Freedom

“Thank you for presenting the Thank You Letter webinar by Simon.   The information presented was well organized, detailed and educational.  I learned a lot and Simon kept the presentation moving and offered lots of real life examples which were so helpful.  Thank you very much for offering this webinar.”

Pamela Martis

“Great webinar. It will help me to improve my current thank you letter to donors. I never thought about some of the things that Simon taught us. I will immediately put what I learn to work.”

Marcela Ruiz, Creighton Community Foundation

“Simon has a gift for speaking for an hour and a half straight without losing his audience's attention. Also, the content was great.”

Hannah Rounds, Lowell Observatory 

“Great webinar - probably the most enjoyable one I've attended in a long time. The information was very informative and I appreciate the materials I can refer to at a later time. Truthfully, if it wasn't for the presenter Simon Scriver, I might not have been as interested. He is obviously passionate about thank you letters (or maybe his job in general!) and it was clear during the presentation - very upbeat, personable, funny, and engaging!”

Mary Chase, Franklin Pierce University

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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