Approaching Potential Funders

Once you have determined your needed level of funding and identified potential funders, the next step is to connect with these individuals or organizations! provides a great explanation of the importance of funding request letters and what an effective letter should include:

Like a grant proposal, the letter of inquiry should include the following sections:

The introduction serves as the executive summary for the letter of inquiry and includes the name of your organization, the amount needed or requested, and a description of the project.

The organization description should be concise and focus on the ability of your organization to meet the stated need.

The statement of need must convince the reader that there is an important need that can be met by your project.

The methodology should be appropriate to your statement of need and present a clear, logical, and achievable solution to the stated need.

Other funding sources being approached for support of this project should be listed in a brief sentence or paragraph.

The final summary restates the intent of the project, affirms your readiness to answer further questions, and thanks the potential funder for its consideration.

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Check out this page on LoveToKnow for 8 good examples of goal-specific fundraising letters!


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January 11 – 13, 2016

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