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Kirsten’s Email Template

Here is the fundraising email that Kirsten Glass used to raise over $8,700 in 4 weeks. Learn how she did it here.

There are a couple things to note:

  • It was personalized for every single person that it was sent to.
  • It is simple!
  • You can hear Kirsten as you read it. It isn’t boring or monotone – instead it is fun, personal, and upbeat.

Feel free to use this template as an example to create your own! We recommend that everyone that is fundraising for their trip create a personal fundraising campaign page to make the process easier for your donors.

Hi Allysen & Melina & Zola & biggest cat the world has ever seen:

How are you guys? Hope all is well. How are you liking the snow? It’s 72 today in Santa Monica and I love it. Let me know if you want to visit again and warm up. I hear there is vacancy at the Casa Del Mar. Talk to you soon! Speaking of warm places….

I have some great news: This July I am taking time off from work and the family to go to Zambia (!) for a few weeks to volunteer with an organization called Mothers Without Borders (MWB).  As you may know, the AIDS pandemic in Africa is creating orphans on a scale unrivaled in world history. It is estimated that there are more than 43 million orphaned children in sub Saharan Africa alone. So I’m going to Africa!

I discovered MWB (www.motherswithoutborders.org) through another parent at Kai’s preschool who explained that the organization’s mission is to nurture and care for orphaned children. MWB achieves this by supporting local, community-based programs that provide safe shelter, nutritious food, clean water, education, and more as well as with volunteers. I have the opportunity to go with MWB to assist with their programs and help orphaned children in need through a humanitarian experience. I am very excited to have this remarkable opportunity and am writing today to ask for your help.

The total cost for my volunteer expedition is about $5,000. I am kindly asking friends to please support this work by making a personal or corporate contribution directly to MWB DONATE HERE (please put “July 2015 team/KirstenGlass” in the “please apply my donation to” box). MWB is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation, so your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Please know that every donation helps! If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your support!

-Kirsten

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