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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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST
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Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST
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If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording, Slides, and Bonus Materials.

A Whopping 92% 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 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:

“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

"Really liked the examples (notes from animals, etc.) Simon is engaging, experienced and charming!"

Susan Atwater, Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud

“Great, engaging presenter with pertinent details for improved writing. Looking forward to reworking our organization's thank you letters!”

Averi Lohss, Green Meadow Waldorf School

“This particular webinar was jam-packed with useful content. Not only did Simon, the presenter, go over the basics of what to include in a thank you letter to a donor, but he provided a multitude of suggestions to make sure that your thank you letters stands out from the rest, impresses the donor, and ultimately makes them want to give to your organization again. I would highly recommend this webinar. Thank you!”

Jill Nunemaker, Spokane County Library District

“A lot of webinars turn me off for a very simple reason. They spend too much time going over basic entry level parts of the topic/subject and I never learn anything "new" or exciting. This was not the case today. I have five pages of handwritten notes I wrote while following along and I'm heading to the presenters website now to learn more. That's how you do a webinar, thank you Simon!”

Jessica Adkins,  Land Conservation Assistance Network

“Simon was warm, generous and informative. He provided great examples of how to truly connect with donors and build a long-term relationship with them. He gave tips about what to avoid and how to communicate how special each donor is to our organization. Thanks for the great webinar!”

Sharon Berman, New Mexico First

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. 

If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording, Slides, and Bonus Materials

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