Request-Letter for Contributions : Corporate / Impersonal
This Letter should be written in The Letter-Pad of the Company.
The Sender's Name,
Door Number and Street's Name,
Postal Code : XXXXXXX
Phone Number : 0000 - 123456789
E-mail ID : email@example.com
The Company's Name,
Full Address with Phone Number.
We know you are approached all the time for money. We wouldn't be sending you our request except the Boy Scouts need wider support from the local families in order to make our next summer camp work.
We need $500 from people such as you to make it work. I have put in $500 myself to show my support.
In high hopes you can help. If circumstances don't permit it, we will miss your contribution but we will understand.
(The Sender's Signature)
The Sender's Name
NOTE : Note that Tom is on the level, straight forward, and does not present this as any great opportunity. In fact, he acknowledges the burden placed upon Dan by the request andhis own uncomfortableness with the request. This is an effective and convincing approach.
We are having a special luncheon for our reunion classmates who have always been generous with the College.
The lunch will be at the Boston Harvard Club on Wednesday September 15 at 12 Noon. We hope you can join us. If you cannot, let us know some other dates that might work and we will try to organize the most convenient date for the 15 of us.
At the lunch, the Director of Admissions, Tom Henderson, will present the admission philosophy for the last 5 years, the plans for the next 5, and how he sees our college classes shaping up. The Assistant Dean of the College, Jane Newcomb, will presentsome of the plans and ideas the College is thinking about implementing over the next 5 to 10 years.
We hope you will join us and add your thoughts. As you know, we are trying to support the College in their efforts to make it a better place. I am counting on you to prod, poke and add a little lightness to the presentations.
Afterwards, let's have a couple of drinks at the bar. It will give me a good excuse not to go back to work.
Note this is a buddy and informality should rule. It is very important to personalize the letter itself and not just the address and salutation. As with many letters, if you are notgoing to personalize, you are probably better off not sending the letter at all.
Tip : A short handwritten note at the end of your letter can make all the difference in the world. People get so many solicitations these days that not to make every effort is virtually to guarantee they will wind up in the dustbin.
Request-Letter for Contributions
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