Fundraising Solicitation Letter, Sample & Format
A fundraising solicitation letter is written to solicit funds or request for support to raise funds for some event by an organization. Many a time it is difficult for an organization to raise funds by itself for some sort of event. Especially by NGOs which aren’t supported by any big organization. In that case, they request for support from other organizations and other people so that they can organize their event without any interruption or hassle due to lack of funds. To get the support, they may write a letter, requesting for a donation for the success of their event.
The contents of a Fundraising Solicitation letter usually state the objective of the fundraising activity as well as the plans to raise funds to meet that goal. Recipients are encouraged to participate or consider an active role in raising funds for the event. It is a formal invitation and has to be written in a way that it induces everyone to take part in the same. Once through the letter, check for grammatical errors.
The following is the sample of Fundraising Solicitation Letter.
Patrick H. Morris,
2674 Hillcrest Circle
Eagan, MN 55121
12 January 2017
Labrador Sports & Equipment,
1358 Dane Street
Spokane, WA 99201
Subject: Fundraising for Jackson Foundation
Jackson Foundation is organizing a golf tournament to raise funds to repair our premises and create better facilities for our students. The tournament will be held on Green Turf Golf Course on March 30, 2017.
We are soliciting your active participation in this event to make it a success through your kind contribution of sports equipment and sportswear for the golfers in this tournament. Your kind donation will reduce the cost to be incurred by Jackson Foundation and increase the amount to be raised for the repairs and renovations.
Jackson Foundation is a unique learning home for children with special needs; hence, its premise must always be in good condition for the safety of the children there. We have always wanted to have a learning place where children with special needs too can learn what they want. With the help of the fund raised through this event, we shall be able to provide better facilities to these children so as to mold them to better in whatever field their interest lies in. So it would be great if you could help us in ways you can.
We look forward to a favorable response from your side. We also anticipate your active participation in the Golf tournament
Patrick H. Morris