Subject: Do you want to help [your mission]?
Dear [donor’s name; for more effectiveness, find the business owner or CEO],
Every year [describe your mission’s cause and why they need help. Don’t be afraid to go into details and emotionally invest the recipient. Create a sense of urgency so that they understand the importance of your organization].
Here at [organization’s name], we strive to [describe how you are trying to help your cause, for example: we are creating working water fountains for schools]. Last [time unit], we had a huge success with [describe a past successful fundraiser. Don’t forget to mention what it was specifically for, how much money was raised, and what you specifically did with that money].
However, this year we want to do more. Without any outside support, we risk [describe what would happen if your organization didn’t raise funds, for example: there will be no clean water available]. That’s why we are asking for your help. This year’s [fundraising event name] hopes to bring [specific actionable goal].
With [corporation’s name]’s charitable history and [connection that they have with your organization], we would love to start a relationship with you. With a [donation amount, sponsorship, partnership, in-kind donation, volunteer event], your company would help [describe one part of your fundraiser that would be enhanced with corporate support]. We’d like to provide you with [incentive, for example: we will thank you publicly and/or put your business logo on our literature] in exchange to show our appreciation.
If you’d like to form this partnership, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [phone number/email]. We have also attached a form and other materials for you to review.
Thank you for your time,