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What is typically included in a donation request letter?

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A donation request letter has the name and address of the sender and recipient, and a summary of the cause the donation is working towards. The writer also includes the specific donation he is requesting from the donor.

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The writer includes the requesting organization’s details, such as the name, address and contact information, as well as the date he mails the letter. He also includes the personal details of the recipient, such as the address, salutation and full names.

He gives an engaging story describing a situation that such a donation helped in the past. He then mentions the specific donation he is requesting from the donor, and how much that donation would help achieve. He uses figures and percentages to help describe how much the donation would achieve, and includes information to make it easier for the recipient to make the donation, such as the bank details.

The writer includes a show of gratitude for the donor's past and future donations. He the closes the letter and includes his signature, name and title.

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