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How to Thank Your Donors

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Your thank you letter has a bigger role than just acknowledging donors' contributions. It is an important part of building relationships with donors, and what it says (or doesn't say) can motivate them to stay with your organization; contribute more time, talent, or money; or find another charity to support.

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Overhead Myth: Call to Action

Three of the nation’s top nonprofit information providers, GuideStarCharity Navigator, and BBB Wise Giving Alliance, have teamed up to release a letter that urges donors to end the “overhead myth”—the use of overhead ratio as a measure nonprofit performance.

Read the letter and learn more about the “Overhead Myth” and how your nonprofit can help end it at the official Overhead Myth website

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While grants are an important piece of the fundraising mosaic, cultivating individual donors is an equally crucial task for nonprofits. According to GrantSpace.org, individuals account for more than 75 percent of annual charitable giving.

8 tips for a stellar donor thank you letter

Have you recently received a grant or donation? Be sure to thank the donor!

This article from the Nonprofit Times provides a nice overview of what to include in your thank you letter:

"A great thank-you letter might mean the difference between another gift from a donor and your future appeals going into the trash. Consultant Pamela Grow shares the eight ingredients to an effective thank-you letter in her e-book, The Lifetime Donor Attraction System. They are:

Joy
You want the donor to be glad to receive the letter.