A written appeal to your congregation, friends, family members, and other supporters can bring in new donations, recurring donations, and most importantly, it can help everyone better understand why you need support and how you will be using the free funding from their online shopping.
Your support appeal letter should get readers emotionally invested in your ministry or cause while spelling out exactly what your ministry is and does. Don’t be shy about explaining why you’re starting a Gaingive page and what you will do with the donations you receive. People will want to know exactly how they can help you meet your goal.
If you’d like to persuade friends and strangers alike to support your cause, take a look at our other tips below for writing a donation request letter.
When it comes to writing a letter or email that asks for a pledge of support, it’s not always easy finding the right words. If you’re stuck coming up with what to say, these sample support request letters can get you started.
Use this template as a framework for your support email, but don’t be afraid to customize it more.
Subject line: [Keep it short and avoid CAPS and exclamations]:
Hi [insert name],
I wanted to reach out and let you know that I have created a Gaingive profile for [your ministry or cause] to [insert reason why you’re fundraising]. As you probably already know, this is very important to me. [Write 1-2 more sentences about your history with this cause, and why it means so much to you.]
Gaingive has made a way for you to give to support me and [insert ministry or cause] for free just by you shopping online at your usual stores!
Would you be willing to click through my Gaingive page before you shop online to earn free donations for [me/us]?
To help me [list goal—for example, “go on my mission trip”], simply click the link to my Gaingive page below, select donate, and then shop through to your favorite stores:
[Insert Gaingive link]
If you could also share my Gaingive profile link with your friends, it would mean so much. Giving has never been easier and the more people hear about my ministry, the more I can bless others.
[Your contact info]
If you’re a church, you might already know how effective support emails and letters are. Try this charitable donation letter template, or some version of it, to raise more awareness about your church.
Subject line: [Keep it short and avoid CAPS and exclamations]
Dear [insert name],
Our church recently started a new fundraising campaign through Gaingive to [insert an explanation about your church]. As a 501(c)(3) Certified church whose mission is to [insert short explanation of your mission], we’re very excited to involve our community in our latest fundraising efforts.
Gaingive has made a way for you to give to support [insert church or cause] for free just by you shopping online at your usual stores!
With these free funds, our church will be able to [insert your dream or vision that will make an impact.] To support what we are doing, simply click the link to our Gaingive page below, select donate, and then shop through to your favorite stores:
[Insert Gaingive profile page link]
In order to achieve our goal, it will truly take a church. Would you be willing to click through our Gaingive page before you shop online to earn free donations for our church?
Also, If you could please share our Gaingive profile link with your friends, it would mean so much. Giving has never been easier and the more people hear about our ministry, the more we can bless others.
Thank you for reading about our latest mission, and please reach out if you’d like to learn more get involved with our free fundraising efforts.
[Your contact info]