Congratulations on the success your child had at their last fundraiser! Before you go and celebrate with them, you should encourage them to take some time to re-thank those individuals who helped them achieve their goal! They should be taught that thank you letters are proper etiquette after a fundraiser! However, there are many adults who were never really taught how to write a thank you letter growing up. If you fall into this category, here are some tips to help your child craft perfect thank you letters!
Individualize Your Letters
If you want people to know how much you appreciate their support, you should personalize each and every one of your thank you letters. Maybe you have a list of donors that contributed to your fundraiser. Make sure you include their name; that way, it does not seem like a mass produced letter that was sent out. Also, if you can, try and incorporate details about any sort of interactions you may have had with your contributors.
Keep Them Relatively Short
Don’t waste your time writing a long, and drawn out letter. Get to the point! Most people sift through their mail rather quickly. If you send them something that is longer than a few paragraphs they are probably not even going to read the entire thing. Try to keep them short and sweet!
Watch Out For Typos/Grammar Mistakes
You have a couple of options when it comes to writing a thank you letter. You can either handwrite it or type it up on a computer and print it out. Regardless of which option you choose, you need to proofread it thoroughly! Ensure there are no typos, spelling, or grammar mistakes. It will reflect poorly on your child if there are silly mistakes in their letters.
Let Them Know How They Helped
Fundraiser contributors want to know how the money is going to be used. It is important to include that information in the thank you letter. It will help reaffirm in their mind their decision to donate to your child’s fundraiser.
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