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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.

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.