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27 pages tagged with Thank you:

  • ‘Humbert’ heartfelt message appeal by Craig Linton Humbert was created by Humber River Hospital not only to raise money but to celebrate the generosity and kindness of their donors.
  • Cesvi ‘thank-you’ campaign by Joe Burnett One of Italy's largest international aid and development NGOs, Cooperazione e Sviluppo  (co-operation and development), or Cesvi, took advantage of their president stepping down to send a simple, effective and personal letter to their 5,000 most loyal donors. 
  • Does thanking really work? by Laura Croudace Thanking should be fun, colourful, vibrant, exciting and, above all, personal, says new, enthusiastic fundraiser Laura Croudace.
  • Farm Africa: a thank-you letter and gift by SOFII This is just a very nice thank-you letter that is easy to copy, though perhaps it would be best not to do so directly, but rather to adapt the idea behind it in a way that’s distinctive, individual and personal to your cause.
  • Greater London Fund for the Blind: Christmas card and thank-you card tests by SOFII Some people were so pleased with their thank-you cards that they rang GLFB to say so. SOFII is sure that when the next batch of mailings land on their doormats the one from GLFB will spark off a fond memory and, therefore, picked up first.
  • Greenpeace UK welcome materials, from 1992 by SOFII This is an important record of an approach to thanking and welcoming donors from back in the days when the idea of sayinging ‘thank you’ and ‘welcome’ was quite new to most organisations and barely understood in the emerging field of donor relationship development.
  • Greenpeace UK: the Rainbow Warrior III thank-you video by SOFII '...It was a really inspiring video and your generosity saying it was all of our ship was very moving.'
  • How thank-you letters can help you achieve your major giving potential by Ikhlaq Hussain Ikhlaq Hussain shares his expert advice on how to write considerate, effective thank-you letters for major donors that are more likely to lead to further donations. 
  • HP-HF: the ‘yellow coins’ project, collected by children for children by SOFII ‘The yellow coins’ moneybox was a success from the beginning and has become an annual event. In 2011, the project raised €2.8 million (over £2.2 million and over $3.6 million).
  • In lieu of flowers: how to write lively memorial donation thank-you letters by Lisa Sargent Are your in-memoriam donation thank-you letters destined for donor oblivion?This copywriting clinic looks to help you rescue them from a fate worse than, well… death.
  • ISRT thank-you and welcome letter by SOFII ISRT produced a ‘welcome pack on a single page’. This low cost example of donor relationship development shows fundraising creativity at its simplest and best. Every fundraising organisation could and should aspire to have a thank-you programme and materials at least as good as this.
  • Mith Samlanh Cambodia: the ‘buy a brick’ land campaign by SOFII Ah, that great fundraising stalwart, the brick! How a standard product and colourful involvement device saved a splendid children’s home from having to close its doors. This capital campaign encourages individual supporters to ‘buy a brick’ and help Friends International to buy its Mith Samlanh Centre, Phnom Penh.
  • NSPCC: the Little Book of Change by SOFII A brilliant example of stewardship at its best, the NSPCC’s Little Book of Change is a superbly-chosen high value thank you for major donors and volunteers alike. The Little Book of Change was designed to bring to life a range of outcomes for children that had previously been presented in a statistical report. Individual stories of children and families are shown through letters, poems, stories, magazine articles and drawings. This approach could be utilised by any organisation to make its key stakeholders feel part of what the organisation is trying to achieve and to secure their help in the long-term.
  • NSPCC’s thank-you mailing by SOFII This bright, colourful direct mail pack is a winner all of itself. With the delightful, powerful booklet as well it couldn’t fail to inspire donors to send their own messages and, indeed, send in another donation to the cause they love.
  • Rebecca Brown and Agnes Holliday: mystery shopping tests for PBS and the Smithsonian Institution by SOFII The purpose of these tests was to find out if the generally low levels of customer service offered by fundraising organisations in the UK and Europe were matched by similar organisations in other countries. While the results were generally depressing they also produced flashes of individual brilliance and a long list of useful lessons.
  • Send a Cow: thank-you drive by SOFII The team at Send a Cow are passionate about saying thank you to their supporters.
  • SOFII: the BIG questions by SOFII How do we make donors feel really special? And how do they want to see us?
  • St Michael’s Foundation: the 2011-2012 annual report, a bold vision realised by SOFII
  • St Michael’s Hospital Foundation: a special book to thank volunteers by SOFII Fundraisers all too often take their volunteers for granted so it's good to see an organisation setting out specifically to be brilliant at saying thank you to them. Having raised $140 million thanks to the help of volunteers it was reasonable that the people at St Michael's should invest time and resources in saying thank you properly.
  • Station WDCN, Nashville, USA: special ‘thank you’ to a donor by SOFII A fundraiser really listening to her donor, thinking on her feet and responding in an entirely appropriate and personal manner with a communication that any donor would be delighted to receive.
  • Tank Banks: more sensational fundraising from the First World War by Aline Reed Now for something completely different: give a tank to thank your donors. Okay, this is a little cheeky, there aren’t many of us today who can give a tank as a special thank you. But we can create pride and excitement in our donors, just like the Tank Banks back in 1919.
  • The Redwood’s Gratitude Report: Ana’s story by SOFII A wonderful emotional mail-out from The Redwood, a shelter and support charity for women and children escaping domestic abuse based in Canada.
  • To ask or not to ask, that is the question when saying thank you to a donor by Lisa Sargent Find out what Sean Triner, co-founder and director, Pareto Fundraising in Australia and Lisa Sargent, principal at Sargent Communications, LLC in the USA have to say about this.
  • Toronto Humane Society's ‘Benjamin’ year end mailing by SOFII The Toronto Humane Society told a simple story well, sharing the case of Benjamin Buddy, an ‘orphaned’ dog with high care costs, via an eye-catching mail-out. It gave them an opportunity to thank their donors and share information on how their gifts were making a difference.
  • United Way Hungary: ‘why do I help?’ campaign by SOFII This campaign raised additional funds from corporate sponsors, increased the number of donations from employees and raised awareness of giving and volunteering.
  • What kind of experience does your donor encounter when making an online gift? by Pamela Grow Pamela Grow shares some easy lessons you can steal and pitfalls you can avoid from the best, and worst, of donor experiences.
  • Why I support 12 different charities by Laura Croudace How can you learn and improve if your training budget is titchy? Get out and donate says Laura Croudace, who wants a steady stream of fundraising pouring through her letterbox because she learns so much from it. And all those donations are still cheaper than most seminars and workshops.