It can be daunting process getting started with writing the first support letter that you send out. Below we have put together some advice to help you write a strong letter.
You can write your own support letter with the tips below or you can start with our example support letter.
Your personal letter should express the following things:
Remember that this is your opportunity to share with these supporters your passion and vision. The more they are able to capture your excitement and sense of purpose the more inclined they will be to get involved financially.
Clearly and specifically ask for their financial support. Ask for a gift of $100 yet let them know that any gift is appreciated.
They can send in their gift with the provided sponsor response card and return envelope. The response card will ensure their gift is properly credited to you. They will promptly receive a tax-deductible receipt for their donation.
Make sure you personalize your letter by using your own ideas and words. Friends want to hear from you! If you prefer start with our example support letter and change it to be yours.
Remember, every one of your prospective financial and prayer supporters must have each of the three items included in the Support Raising Kit. We cannot stress enough the importance of this. Again, YOU MUST put the labels on the lower right corner of the Sponsorship Card. Your name and number assures accurate accounting.
Before actually getting started with writing the first support letter make sure you take time to pray and ask God to help you through the whole process