Appeal letter ideas

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EXAMPLE APPEAL LETTER ONE

Dear <Ms Jones>

Will you help protect <company> from the impact of coronavirus?

At this time of great concern for us all, I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health.

In terms of <company>, I can assure you that we are following Government advice and have put strict measures in place to protect staff and visitors. If you are thinking of visiting yourself in the near future, please visit our website at <web address> for the latest advice.

As well as protecting visitors we must, however, also consider the financial implications of the virus and the potentially damaging impact on the <museum/gallery> of which you are such a generous and passionate supporter.

Visitor numbers over the past weeks have already shown a steep decline, and all indications are that they will fall further. This decline, along with falling sales in our <shop/cafe>, has significantly affected our income to the extent that we are very vulnerable right now our long-term viability could very soon be compromised.

That’s why I would like to ask you, <Ms Jones>, if you would consider helping us through this incredibly difficult period by giving $XX today?

IF YOU CAN, PLEASE HELP TODAY.

I am enormously proud of our role in our <community’s/city’s> cultural life and the incredibly positive impact <company> has had on the lives of so many. I am determined that come what may we must go on to enrich people’s lives long into the future, and I hope you are in a position to help ensure this is the case by giving a donation today.

With my thanks and very best wishes.

<Name>
<job title>

PS: You can give now by visiting our secure <web page>, calling <1300 12345> or sending a cheque to <address>. Thank you for your understanding.

EXAMPLE APPEAL LETTER TWO

Dear <Ms Jones>

We have an emergency and we need your help

Sorry if we panicked you. We know it’s pretty rare (almost non-existent) that we would use the word EMERGENCY in our email to you. But this is the situation we are facing huge financial hardship, as are so many in our community.

The combination of the summer bushfires and now the coronavirus means we are now really struggling financially. As a small not-for-profit we run a pretty lean ship anyway, sending the majority of our funds directly to those we help on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, this means that we don’t have large cash reserves and are really vulnerable during times like this. Many of our supporters can no longer support us because they are struggling as a business and need financial aid themselves.

Will you help us be there for <vulnerable> people <with condition> in these trying times?

As I am sure you appreciate, as a charity that exists to protect and care for <vulnerable> people <with condition>, we are at this moment putting plans into place to <describe what you are doing to provide a solution>.

Inevitably, these new interventions will place a considerable strain on our resources which is why I am turning to you, <as a generous and compassionate supporter of <organisation>, today.

Please will you consider helping us reach out to <vulnerable> people <with condition> through this incredibly difficult period, by giving $xx today?

Today, perhaps more than most, we are hoping we can count on you.

It’s vital that we continue our important work, fighting for those who need our help the most. I am determined that we must continue to be there for them over the weeks and months to come, when they may need us more than ever before. I hope you are in a position to help ensure this is the case by urgently giving a donation today.

I also wanted to stress that at this time of great worry and uncertainty for us all, I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health.

With my thanks and very best wishes.

<Name>
<job title>

PS: You can give now by visiting our secure <web page>, calling <1300 12345> or sending a cheque to <address>. Thank you for your understanding.

EXAMPLE THANK YOU LETTER

Dear <Ms Jones>

Thank you so much for your very kind gift towards helping <company> to <purpose of gift>.

The fact you are thinking of others, at what is a worrying and difficult time for us all, speaks volumes of your kindness and fellow feeling. I believe that the generosity of spirit shown in making your gift is what will help us all get through this current crisis.

Please be assured that, thanks to your generous gift, we are continuing to do all we can to keep people safe and deliver <nature of work>.

We’ll continue to update you on how you are making a difference to <details of beneficiaries> in our <newsletter and social media>.

But in the meantime, with the situation changing rapidly, please do check our website at <web address> for the very latest updates.

With my very best wishes for you and the people close to you.

<Name>
<Job title>

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