FundRaiser Blog

The FundRaiser Software Blog is an excellent resource for nonprofit organizations looking to learn more about fundraising, donor management, membership management, and much more.

Tips For An Actionable Holiday Appeal Letter


Do your appeals sound like “holiday family” letters?

For many people December’s mail brings two kinds of letters: holiday cards with family letters and appeals from non-profit organizations. And all too often both types of letters sound alike. How come and what can you do to avoid it?

Holiday family letters, the kind you slip into cards, are often seen as “catching up” for friends and family who don’t keep in touch. Sometimes when such letters are received, the person is scrambling to remember how they knew the person or even what relations they have in common. The same thing occurs with fundraising letters. You might get one in the mail and think “when did I support them?” or “how did they get my name again?”

Continue reading
2597 Hits
Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
happiness phoning donors donor contact information building donor relationships upgrade NCOA processing membersip benefits user interface foundations Task List announcements entering auction gifts tax summary letters recurring gifts arts grassroots campaign planning welcome packet donor advised funds donor profile volunteering anonymous donors new nonprofit Reporting to IRS Network for Good LYBUNTS in honor of donations membership benefits donor new version security brick campaign spare fields online donations correspondance pictures SYBUNTS training Facebook campaign endowment campaign Reminders general holiday word processor Personalizing motivation code community broadcasting Resiliency publicity materials how-to videos mission driven passwords texting donors community arts nonprofits prospects large donations event management planned giving tribute gifts Thank You change of address updating vacation GivingTuesday legacy giving board members government grants Tickles support overview campaign management animal rescue #GivingTuesday appeal memorial giving membership programs motivation donor loyalty data analysis Alternative Addresses PayPal customer service In-Kind gifts operating systems the Ask adding personal notes to letters new leadership technical support merge fields campaign development director personalizing letters holiday giving communications letter mailing banquet new features letter templates donor targeting raffle role of nonprofits pledges nonprofit fundraising follow up premiums advanced tab National Change of Address how to handle auction gifts GoFundMe project product news merge notes Cloud donor slip gift entry password protection fundraising letters holiday letters giving levels alumni customer portal on site training case study segmenting donors solicitors annual maintenance plan budget mode code Thanksgiving accounting software volunteers look and feel Snow Birds social media donor attrition rate New Year donor retention Congratulations upgrading donors online donations grants appeal letters donor retention rate ticketsales increasing giving amounts user spotlights importing csv Company culture corporate sponsors spreadsheets community supported gardens direct mail Volunteer module donor prospects correspondence donor attrition FundRaiser Hosted Facebook moves management backing up data thank you letters email donation history lapsed donor donor engagement major gift prospects tech tip gift acceptance policy major donors Excel capital campaign Codes fundraising Donor Portal giving history ticket sales office donor recognition custom page understanding giving trends repeat donors FundRaiser Spark donor source features relationship tracking transparency monthly giving new donors salutation small donations Groupings donor relations auction updates disaster relief operational costs reports flash sales data entry ROI Constant Contact gift notes field add ons charity golf tournaments training tip data conversion FundRaiser Basic targeted mailings annual campaign End of Year Letters Crowdfunding Campaign donor preferences Importing Data

Connect With Us

  800-880-3454 ext 3
  Email Us
  Request More Information
      8:30AM-5:30PM CST

Customer Portal Login Form

User Name:

If you are not sure about your Customer User Name, please call 800-543-4131 and we will be able to help you.

Or you have lost your password, Request Password