Going the extra mile by sending your donors a personalized thank you message is a great way to show them how much you value their support. Thank you cards, phone calls, and other thoughtful methods of recognition can also serve as the first step towards cultivating long-term relationships with your donors.
Sample Thank You Cards
Subject: Thank You for Making Iowa 4-H Giving Day a Huge Success!
Thank you so much for your generous gift of $[x]. Because of your contribution, we will be able to [Concrete objective your organization will be able to accomplish or item your organization will purchase because of this donation]. This means so much to us and to all of the individuals our organization works to support every day!
None of this could happen without you!
Subject: Looking to the Future
Because of your generous gift of $[x] during Iowa 4-H Giving Day we were able to [Concrete objective your organization will be able to accomplish or item your organization will purchase because of this donation], but we still have a long way to go! Join us for these upcoming volunteer opportunities to help us keep our momentum alive!
[include list of upcoming volunteer or donation needs your organization has scheduled].
Thank you again for all that you do! Our organization and community would not be the same without you.
Subject: Iowa 4-H Giving Day is happening again! Are you ready?
Last year, because of your generous gift during Iowa 4-H Giving Day our organization was able to accomplish [x]!
As we gear up for this year’s Iowa 4-H Giving Day, we are hoping to accomplish even more, but we need your help!
Our goal for this year is $[x], with which we are planning to [objective that you will hope to accomplish for next year’s Iowa 4-H Giving Day].
We are looking forward to having your support again!
Tips for Making Thank You Calls
A personal phone call is one of the most effective ways for your organization to show timely and genuine appreciation for your donors after Iowa 4-H Giving Day. Below are some steps to help you develop and implement a successful thank you call strategy: