First we'd like to congratulate you! By choosing to participate in our walk-a-thon fundraiser, you've taken the first step to making a difference. Now you could probably use some helpful guidance so you can succeed.

Here are a few helpful fundraising tools, tips and sample fundraising templates that you can copy & paste and add a little tweak here and there to make them personal.


Sample Donation Request Letter / Email Template

Dear ________________,
I am writing to request your help supporting the following charitable cause. On September 30, 2017 I will be participating in The Walk- Empower Success. Build Community to benefit The Stride Center.

Our objective is to [cause of the fundraiser.  I.E. raise awareness about the increasing poverty levels in our city.  Your donation, regardless of the amount, would contribute to making a significant difference for this worthy cause. 
To learn more about the fundraiser, the benefiting charity, and details of the fundraising event, please visit: www.
As you may know, this cause is very dear to me because ______________. If you would like to hear my story and make a financial contribution, you may make a secure online donation on my personal fundraising page located at: ______________­­­­______ you may also mail a donation to:
The Stride Center
C/O Ruth Barron
1212 Broadway, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
Thank you for taking the time to read about my involvement in this fundraiser.  I greatly appreciate your considering my request.  If you have any questions, or would like more information about this initiative, please contact me at [your number and email].
Your Name

The Stride Center
Sample Thank You Letter / Email
Dear _____________,
I want to express my sincere appreciation for your support of my efforts in raising funds for  The Stride Center. Your contribution was incredibly generous and your personal commitment towards my cause has helped The Stride Center to reach our fundraising goal of $25,000.00.

I am looking forward to participating in the event on [September 30, 2017] because [reason]. OR The event was not only a huge success, but loads of fun….
Thank you again for your donation. 

With your help, we are able to provide scholarships to fund the needs of new enrollees entering our fall programs.
Your Name