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Dear Hardworking Employee,

I am  Cindy,

I love my employees (I call them my co-workers!). I got the shock of my life when my bosses said they were transferring me to another division of the company. After serving for so many years, I suspected that they might  throw a party in my honor. But they didn't tell me about it.

To avoid any kind of embarrassment, I decided to prepare a few remarks in case they asked me to speak. I put something together but I badly needed something inspiring because I felt I was not so great with words.

Besides, juggling work and family meant I had little time to spare. Looking for help everwhere, I frantically landed on this page you are currently reading and it made all the difference. 

This Helped Me Out!

Initially, I was skeptical when Dan and his team said they could help give a great speech even if I hated speaking in public or short on time.

Well, I remembered the old age that says nothing ventured, nothing gained. So, I took a leap of faith when I found that I didn’t have to pay first to get my speech and that allayed my fears. I thought I had nothing to lose after all.

Quickly, I got started by first filling out this form. Dan and his team delivered as promised.  I wanted my speech to be spontaneous and they got it right. 

After the party, Dan and his team asked me how I fared and this was the note I transmitted to them. (Please you can double click on the image if you can't see it clearly)

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Let’s face it. You can buy your boss or co-worker the coolest gift ever and he or she will be so happy with it.

But, when it comes to giving a gift that will last forever, you can't go wrong with words.

The right words are the best gift you can give your boss because they have the power to show appreciation and even help make your boss a much better person.

Unfortunately, many employees don’t put much thought into their farewell messages.

Not your speech is not your speech a perfect gift for your boss but it can also open doors for you and earn you the respect and admiration of your coworkers and other managers more than you can ever imagine.

Most employees don’t like to speak before a very small audience because it can be very intimidating when the founder, C.E.O, board of directors are present at the farewell party.

What that means is you have to give it your best shot!

We know for sure how hard coming up with the right words to help you say something sweet and memorable can be.

This is why we are giving you a rare chance to come up with something inspiring and funny without pulling your hair out!

Want to get on board? You should by first clicking here to fill out a simple and short questionnaire!

(This is another person we helped with her farewell speech.Please you can double click on the image if you can't see it clearly)

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Ok, Is This Offer For Me?

  • Yes, if you really love your boss and want to tell him or her how much he or she means to you
  • Yes, it’s for you if you are overwhelmed by the pressures of work or other things and really don’t have the time to put a beautiful speech together.
  • Yes, you have to get on board; if you don’t know how to start or are not too sure if you can. Believe it or not, if you screw up, your boss and co-workers or even the C.E.O will remember you for that as well.
  • Yes, if you are not too eloquent or not too sure if you are on the right track.
  • Yes, if you feel writing and giving speeches is simply not your thing! You just hate it!
  • Yes, if you are still struggling to find the right words and ideas to say something memorable.
  • Yes, if you have a day or less to the farewell party and you feel you might make some horrible mistakes!
  • Yes, if you are a good writer or speaker but you still want someone to look over or review what you've come up with!

(Please you can double click on the image if you can't see it clearly)

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Ok, I am Interested, What’s the Cost?

You simply pay what you want after you’ve got your beautiful speech.

Why? As you know, the current health crisis has caused severe hardships for most people.

Precious lives have been lost, jobs wiped out and families displaced, leaving everyone wondering what the future holds.

Yet, some great bosses are still leaving the office set up and asking their co-workers and friends to give speeches.

Nonetheless, not everyone could afford our services even before the pandemic suddenly hit us.

So, we have dropped our normal rates so you can simply pay what you want after you have got your beautiful speech.

Please note: When life gets back to normal, this offer will be scrapped for good.

So, please take advantage of it by simply paying what you want after you get your beautiful speech.   

Oh Ok, How Then Do I Get Started Since I Want To Get On Board Right Away?

All you have to do RIGHT NOW is to click on this link to receive an easy-to-fill-in questionnaire in your email to get started.

1. So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR GREAT SPEECH NOW BY FILLING OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE

  1. After that, we will send you a very short questionnaire to fill out!
  2. Then, you have it sent back to us via email
  3. If something is not too clear, we will ask you to clarify.
  4. If not, we will send you a wonderful draft.
  5. Then, you look it over and tell us if you are okay with it or you want to amend it till you are happy with it--although we always get it right even with the first draft.

Please note: Don’t fill out this form if you’re a dishonest individual and you are bent on robbing us. We want also good people to work with because good people like you make the world go around!

 So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR INSPIRING LETTER OR SPEECH NOW BY FILLING OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE---

Forget about money and let’s write something for you. We believe in the values of honesty and integrity and we think you should be happy with our work before you pay.

So, you don’t have to think twice before you get on board. Remember, you have to be happy before you pay.

So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR INSPIRING LETTER OR  SPEECH NOW BY FILLING OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE---

So, here are the Benefits You Get When You Get On Board!

  • An inspiring speech written by our speech consultants that reflects what you want to say exactly
  • We coach you on how to use your voice to make your speech very exciting.
  • We show you a simple but often overlook strategy to rehearse your speech even if you have a very poor memory. This method is used by great speakers like Obama and was used by Abraham Lincoln and his compatriots
  • Then we show the most effective way to get your entire speech into your head without memorizing your speech. Guaranteed to help you even if you have a very poor memory or your memory is like a gold fish…most of our clients still wonder where we got this idea from. This ensures that you don't read off a sheet of paper...

Just see what someone said about that great tip that's proven to calm your nerves and help you speak with purpose, poise, and clarity!    

  • Ways to include humor in your speech or letter and what it takes to do so

So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR INSPIRING LETTER OR SPEECH NOW BY FILLING OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE---

Remember, you have to see your speech first before we both negotiate on a price that’s fair to you. So, you can relax and let us sweat it out at our expense!

Let me remind you once more that your managers and even C.E.O will be around and you don’t have to settle for anything ordinary. You’ve to put on a good show!

So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR INSPIRING LETTER OR SPEECH NOW BY FILLING OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE---

 


Fundraising Letter Writing Assistance (Now Let The Pros Help You With Your Speech...How? Just Scroll Down This Page)

 

Dear Caring Fundraising Executive,

 

I know you work in fundraising because your wish is to see that the world is a better place than it is now. However, in the fundraising world, money does make that dream a reality. 

 

But, let’s face it. One of the most difficult letters you'll ever write is a fundraising or charity letter because most folks hate it when they have to part with money. However, when we ask for cash and use it well for causes so dear to the hearts of donors, they are likely to give their cash and time to support your charity in good times and bad.

Over the years, psychologists have found that donors are moved not by what they read or hear per se. But when certain psychological triggers are applied to your message, donors are moved to support your cause even if the economy is not so great.

When you work with us to craft your fundraising or donation letter, we’ll collaborate to make sure your donors receive not just another letter, but a compelling one that moves the donor to give to your organization generously.

By clicking here to fill out this simple and short form, you are a step away from getting help with your letter.

After you’ve filled it out, we will get in touch with you so we can take it from there and work together to create a truly irresistible donor-centered letter that will make you smiling the entire bank.

What are you waiting for? Just fill out this simple and short form to get started. That's the first step to receiving your letter.

Satisfaction guaranteed for mother of the groom

Ok, I am Interested, What’s the Cost?

You don’t have to give any $$$$ now!

Why? Are you guys serious? Are you not kidding?

No, we are very serious about this as we want you to collaborate with you so you can be happy with the letter.

After we have delivered your letter, then you name a fair price for it! That’s all!  So, you better not joke with this amazing offer! We are very serious about this!

Oh Ok, How Then Do I Get Started Since I Want To Get On Board Right Away?

All you have to do RIGHT NOW is to click on this link to receive an easy-to-fill-in questionnaire in your email to get started.

  1. So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR LETTER/SPEECH BY FILLING OUT A SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE— -you name a fair price after your letter has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just give whatever amount you want to.
  2. After that, we will send you a very short and simple questionnaire to fill out!
  3. Then, you have it sent back to us via email
  4. If something is not too clear, we will ask you to clarify.
  5. If not, we will send you a wonderful draft.
  6. Then, you look it over and tell us if you are okay with it or you want to amend it till you are happy with it — although we always get it right even with the first draft.
  7. Then, we ask you to name a fair price for it!

So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR LETTER OR SPEECH BY FILLING OUT A SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE — -you name a fair price after your letter has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just name a fair price for your letter.

 

 

 


Fundraising Letter or Speech: How to Write an Inspiring Fundraising Letter That Will Motivate Your Donors to Give Your Charity What It Really Deserves

Are you planning to write a fundraising letter or give a speech to raise funds for your charity?

But not too sure how to write a letter that will motivate your donor and prospective donors to readily open their wallets and give a generous amount that will sustain you in good times and bad times? 

Just give me a few minutes and I will share with you:

  • How to write a persuasive fundraising letter or speech asking for donations
  • How to use sample fundraising letters to write your script to collect donations

…….plus lots of great ideas and tips to help you ask for donation for your school, church, business or charity.

 

FUNDRAISING  sample 1

 

Before we start, let’s look at this short story about the power of giving. Afterwards, we are going to use the lesson learned to write an appeal letter to your donors.

Years ago, Ilene’s preacher noticed that a family standing in front of him at a New Orleans convenience store did not have enough money to pay for their few items.

Donation letter for charity

 He tapped the man on the shoulder and said, “You don’t need to turn around, but please accept this money.” The man took the money without ever seeing the preacher.

Nine years later, the pastor was invited to speak at a church in New Orleans. After the service, a man walked up to the preacher and shared this story about how he had come to faith in Christ: “Several years ago, my wife and our child were destitute. We had lost everything, had no jobs, no money and were living in our car.

 

We also lost all hope, and agreed to a suicide pact, including our child. However, we decided to first give our son some food, so we drove to a convenience store to buy him some food and milk.”

 

“While we were standing in line at the store, we realized that we did not have enough money to pay for these items, but a man behind us asked us to please take the money from his hand and not look at him. This man told us that ‘Jesus loves you.’”

 

“We left the store, drove to our designated suicide site, and wept for hours. We couldn’t go through with it, so we drove away. As we drove, we noticed a church with a sign out front which said, ‘Jesus loves you.’ We went to that church the very next Sunday, and both my wife and I were saved that day.”

 

He then told the pastor, “When you began speaking this morning, I knew immediately that you were the man who gave us that money.” How did he know? The pastor was from South Africa and had a very distinct accent. He continued, “Your act of kindness was much more than a simple good deed. Three people are alive today because of it.”

 

Have you or someone you know ever been touched by a genuine act of kindness? If you have, then you will agree with Ben Carson who said that happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.

 

We all have something to give, whether rich or poor. We can give sour time, energy, strength, and intellect in support of causes that’s so dear to our hearts. But, in the fundraising arena, money does grease the wheels of happiness.

 

We all love to have it but when it comes to giving it out, we can sometimes be a little stingy. Yet, we have to give our financial resources to support because we all need someone to lean on.

 

That brings me to this question: How do you convince your current donors and even skeptical ones to continuously contribute cash to keep your organization alive year after year.

 

It’s actually simple as there are some time-tested tips and tricks that can help you write a compelling fundraising letter or speech so you can raise enough funds for your charity. But, first and foremost, let’s consider a few things you should carefully consider before you pour your thoughts and emotions onto paper.

 

First, you need to consider if you are going to write an appeal letter to your contributors or a speech. If you have invited your supporters to an end of year giving program, then it’s best to make a fundraising charity speech. If you are thinking of doing that, then you can watch a few video clips to get you inspired.

 

This is what I want you to do right now. Go grab your paper and pen and jot down ideas you think you can incorporate into your speech or letter as you watch those clips.

 

Please note: The following videos are just for your creative and mental stimulation. If you want specific videos about your causes, you can niche down in the search box on video sharing platforms for the right stuff.

 

For example, if you need videos about fundraising for Alheimezer’s disease , you can look for videos about that subject. By the way, here are the two videos I promised to show you.

 

Fundraising speech example----video#1

 



Charity speech template or sample---video#2

 



Well, the approach is quite different if you want to send out a letter to your donors. Here are a few things you should ask yourself if you intend to write a letter.

  • What kind of letter do you wish to pen? An appeal letter asking for donations, re-activating lapsed donors, prospecting campaign, volunteers, or alerting your supporters about an emergency at your end ? Or what are you thinking about? Or a thank you letter? The list goes on
  • Who is going to receive your letter? Political donors? Church folks? Environmental activists? Etc..
  • Through what medium are you sending the letter? In a plain envelope? Via email? Or both?
  • If you are asking for money, what dollar amount are you expecting from your donors? A fixed amount or suggested figures in dollars or in your local currency?

 

Having figured out the purpose and intent of your letter, you must read some fundraising letter samples. You must go through a few of them because well-written examples can give you a fair of what to add and what not to include in your donation letter.

 

But you should tread with caution considering that the policy and mission of most organizations sets the tone for the letter. Nonetheless, you can still apply the underlying principles and tactics in a very convincing manner to spur on your donors.

 

In the next lines, I am going to share with you several donation or charity samples. Please study them carefully and take note of my comments below them so you can apply the lessons learned towards writing your own script no matter what kind of donation letter you have in mind.

 

 

Here you go

Fundraising speech example#1: Thank you for your donation letter

June 18th, 2017

 

Dear Rebecca,

We truly appreciate your thoughtful contribution of $50 to Toronto Cat Rescue in honor of Claire. As a volunteer-powered organization, we were able to save many lives each year because of supporters like you.

Donors work alongside foster parents and volunteers to facilitate successful adoptions. When someone adopts a cat into their forever home, it saves two lives-both the adoptee and the cat that will be rescued in his or her place. In July alone, we found forever homes for 188 cats. One of the cats we were then able to save in July was Holly.

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As most of us are well aware, Balconies pose a considerable threat to curious, height-seeking felines.  One such tragedy came to TCR’S attention last spring when a cat named Lolly was surrendered to Toronto Animal Services (TAS) because her owners were unable to afford her medical bills.  Poor Lolly feel a mind-boggling 15 stories:  breaking her front paw, dislocating her jaw and lacerating her leg.

With the help of a lot of caring people, such as yourself, our little miracle girl Lolly received  the surgeries she needed and was placed in a foster home to continue her recovery. With plenty of love, nutrition and cage rest, Lolly began eating on her own, gaining weight, and regaining her strength and vitality.

 

A couple months later. we are thrilled to share the news that Lolly’s foster home has made the decision to officially adopt her!  As she continues to recover comfortably in her forever home, we feel truly humbled by the support that this community has offered to Lolly and other cats just like her.

 

More recently, this commitment has demonstrated through the careful planning and construction of a new volunteer centre, which will provide an incredible facility to help maximize the amount of lives we can save.  We are grateful that so many generous souls have supported our cause. Thank you for helping us save precious lives.

 

Best wishes,

 

Brianne

TCR Online Donations Manager

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That’s an absolutely brilliant thank you letter…isn’t it? Now compare that example to this one:

 

Dear Donor ,

Thank you for your gift to the Do Trust. Your Donation helps protect Door County’s future. By contributing to Do Trust, you join the community of supporters who help protect and care for the land, shorelines and islands.

Member support is the single largest source of funding for the effort to protect Do’s exceptional lands and waters.

Thanks to members like you, Do Trust now protects more than 5,500 acres across our richly diverse peninsula and islands. In partnership with the Land Trust, you ensure places cherished by our community will be protected for generations to come.

Thank you

 

Imagine you are a donor and receive these two letters from organizations you are truly passionate about. You have $100 to give each charity. Which of these two will receive your most significant contribution? Pause and think twice about that!

Personally, I will give $80 to Toronto Rescue Cats and $20 to Do Trust. My reason for this gesture is probably as good as yours.

 

Most charitable firms want money but when it comes to asking for it and acknowledging receipt, the message falls flat. That’s unfortunately the case with the second letter.

 

When asking for money, what you say and how you say it will determine the amount of dollars you will receive. So, you have to ask well. To ask well, there are several principles that should be applied to get the needed funds from your donors. They are contained in those letters.

 

So, let’s get to work by analyzing both examples.

 

First, I suspect ‘’Do Trust ‘’don’t have a solid relationship with her donors or it could be that they have no idea what the names of their givers are? The best way of establishing a rapport with your supporters is to call them by their name. Need I say more? Whether in print or online, you should call them by their first names. That’s the first tip I have for you.

 

Tip#2: Start your opening lines with something that grabs attention. There are several ways to engage the reader. When you are writing a thank you fundraising letter, it makes a lot of sense to make a reference to the specific amount your supporter gave.

 

If you are sending your message to a regular contributor and you have a good donor database, then you can take time to find out the number of times and total amount you’ve received and thank him or her tremendously for it.

 

Can you imagine how touched the recipient will be if you can go to that extent? It shows that you are not only thoughtful but also grateful and value your donor like family. You better give it a try if you want to be the apple of the donor’s eye.

 

Let me digress here. Thank you donation letters should be personalized as much as possible. It’s quite common for such letters to be generated by a computer. There’s nothing wrong with that if you are sending out several letters to different recipients.

 

If it’s a small quantity, you should do all you can to write your note of gratitude in your own handwriting before you sign off the letter. It should be more like a personal letter from one friend to another. Nothing can beat that. Again, you should use your thank you note to create an immediate connection with your donors by sending out your letter as soon as you receive their gifts even if you have not begun work on what you said you will. 

 

I read a story where a kind man sent $100 to a hospice. That certainly didn’t look like a winning lottery ticket, but the development officer quickly picked his phone to talk to the guy. And guess what happened? They developed this likeness for each other’s personalities that the guy sent them another check for $25000!

 

You never know who can give you that much until you make an extra effort to write them or place a cal. Never say thank you by email in a bid to skimp on postage. Never, ever do that. It smacks of insensitiveness. Rather, a personal touch always win as nothing can compare to the joy of having a paper in your hand!

Fundraising letter examples

Now, let’s go on with our analysis by recapping parts of the letter above.

‘’… As most of us are well aware, Balconies pose a considerable threat to curious, height-seeking felines.  One such tragedy came to TCR’S attention last spring when a cat named Lolly was surrendered to Toronto Animal Services (TAS) because her owners were unable to afford her medical bills.  Poor Lolly feel a mind-boggling 15 stories:  breaking her front paw, dislocating her jaw and lacerating her leg.

 

With the help of a lot of caring people, such as yourself, our little miracle girl Lolly received  the surgeries she needed and was placed in a foster home to continue her recovery. With plenty of love, nutrition and cage rest, Lolly began eating on her own, gaining weight, and regaining her strength and vitality.

A couple months later. we are thrilled to share the news that Lolly’s foster home has made the decision to officially adopt her! … ‘’

 

That’s the storyline of the letter. What separates standard thank you notes from exceptional ones is how the fundraising writer builds a solid case for his message by laying out how the funds have been used. This can be illustrated practically with a story or even pictures or both of them. Both work best though and that’s how the writer did in that wonderful letter.

 

Below is another great example to raise funds for Covenant House

You’re going to have trouble believing this letter.

I mean, what I’m about to tell you is so strange and incredible, you’ll never forget it.

But please understand that

EVERY SINGLE WORD OF THIS STORY IS TRUE!!!

I’m really praying you’ll take a few minutes to read it.

Thank you.

Dear Friend

     She came to our front door Tuesday morning, dressed in dirty rags, holding a little aluminum paint can in her arms.

     From the second she stepped inside our shelter, she mystified us. Whatever she did, wherever she went, the paint can never left her hands.

 

     When Kathy sat in the crisis shelter, the can sat in her arms.  She took the can with her to the cafeteria that first morning she ate, and to bed with her that first night she slept.

     When she stepped into the shower, the can was only a few feet away.  When the tiny homeless girl dressed, the can rested alongside her feet.

 

     “I’m sorry, this is mine,” she told our counselors, whenever we asked her about it.  “This can belongs to me.”

     “Do you want to tell me what’s in it, Kathy?” I’d ask her? “Um, not today,” she said  “not today.”

     When Kathy was sad, or angry or hurt -- which happened a lot -- she took her paint can to a quiet dorm room on the 3rd floor.  Many times on Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday, I’d pass by her room, and watch her rock gently back and forth, the can in her arms.  Sometimes she’d talk to the paint can in low whispers.

 

     I’ve been around troubled kids all my life, (over 41,000 homeless kids will come to our shelters this year!).  I’m used to seeing them carry stuffed animals (some of the roughest, toughest kids at Covenant House have a stuffed animal).  Every kid has something -- needs something -- to hold.

     But a paint can? I could feel alarm bells ringing in my head.

    

Early this morning, I decided to “accidentally” run into her again.  “Would you like to join me for breakfast?” I said.  “That would be great,” she said.

     For a few minutes we sat in a corner of our cafeteria, talking quietly over the din of 150 ravenous homeless kids.  Then I took a deep breath, and plunged into it....

     “Kathy, that’s a really nice can.  What’s in it?”

     For a long time, Kathy didn’t answer.  She rocked back and forth, her hair swaying across her shoulders.  Then she looked over at me, tears in her eyes.

     “It’s my mother,” she said.

     “Oh,” I said.  “What do you mean it’s your mother?” I asked.

     “It’s my mother’s ashes,” she said.

 

     “I went and got them from the funeral home.  See, I even asked them to put a label right here on the side. It has her name on it.”

     Kathy held the can up before my eyes.  A little label on the side chronicled all that remained of her mother: date of birth, date of death, name.  That was it.  Then Kathy pulled the can close, and hugged it.

 

     “I never really knew my mother, Sister,” Kathy told me.  “I mean, she threw me in the garbage two days after I was born.” (We checked Kathy’s story. Sure enough the year Kathy was born, the New York newspapers ran a story, saying that the police had found a little infant girl in a dumpster ... and yes, it was two days after Kathy was born.)

 

     “I ended up living in a lot of foster homes, mad at my mother,” Kathy said.  “But then, I decided I was going to try to find her.  I got lucky -- someone knew where she was living. I went to her house.”

     “She wasn’t there, Sister,” she said.  “My mother was in the hospital.  She had AIDS.  She was dying.

 

     “I went to the hospital, and I got to meet her the day before she died.  My mother told me she loved me, Sister,” Kathy said crying.  “She told me she loved me.”  (We double-checked Kathy's story ... every word of it was true.

     I reached out and hugged Kathy, and she cried in my arms for a long, long time.  It was tough getting my arms around her, because she just wouldn’t put the paint can down.  But she didn’t seem to mind.  I know I didn’t...

How to write a charity event letter

     I saw Kathy again, a couple hours ago, eating dinner in our cafeteria.  She made a point to come up and say hi. I made a point to give her an extra hug....

     I’ve felt like crying tonight.  I can’t seem to stop feeling this way.  I guess this story -- the whole horrible, sad, unreal mess -- has gotten to me tonight.

     I guess that’s why I just had to write you this letter.

     Please -- I know you and I have never met before.  But I need to ask you something very important, and I’m praying you’ll consider it, if you can.

     Do you think you could help Kathy ... and our other kids at Covenant House?  Please?

    

There’s one very important thing you need to know about Covenant House and our kids and it is this -- A DONATION TO COVENANT HOUSE IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST WAY YOU CAN HELP THE TERRIFIED AND HELPLESS HOMELESS KIDS ON OUR STREETS!

     This year more than 41,000 homeless kids ... kids who are 12, 16, 17 years old ... will come to our doors.

    

We’ll give these kids food, and a safe bed to sleep in (the streets are incredibly dangerous!) and medicine, and counseling if they need it (most kids do).

     But most of all, we’ll give these kids love.  For thousands of these kids, the love we give them tonight will be the first love they’ve ever known!

     We are here for kids like Kathy 24 hours a day, in 9 cities across America, 365 days a year.  No kid -- no kid! -- is ever turned away ever!

    

Thanks to the love and help of thousands of caring people -- people just like you -- Covenant House spends MORE than the entire federal government to help these kids.  (That’s what I meant when I said that giving to us is THE best way to help these kids.)

     But so much more needs to be done.  And we can’t do it alone.

     Do you think maybe you could help?  Please?  Any donation you can send -- $15, $25, $50 -- any amount, will be a godsend to our kids.  Please do it today if you can.

    

Please.

     I want to assure you of one very important thing.  We’re going to do all we can to help Kathy, to let her know she is loved.  And I know, with your help, we are going to reach Kathy, and help her in a way no one has ever done before. You have my promise on that....

     And when we do reach her, it will be because of you.  It will be because people like you haven’t stopped caring, and haven’t stopped loving.  Yes, it will be possible because of you. It will be possible because of you.

     Thanks so much for reading this long letter.  And please, pray for us if you can.  Your prayers really help a lot.

                In God’s love,

           /signed  Sister Mary Rose, President

P.S.  Our financial need is really urgent right now.  Please help, if you can.  (Thanks for caring....)

 

FUNDRAISING  sample 4

 

This is a stellar example and you can just study it and apply the insights from it. And boom, you will have a winner. Here are a few take aways.

  • This letter is really personalized…Here it is ‘’ Dear Friend’’

 

  • It starts with a curious story: ‘’She came to our front door Tuesday morning…’’ The reader might be wondering who this person is? Good stories always win hearts…Never, ever forget that.

 

  • The story is quite emotional. Where appropriate, you should drip your pieces of touches of sentimentality. Stay away from it if it’s not appropriate for your piece or your letter will fail to make the desired impression.

 

  • The letter espouses the impact of the work they do. See this:

‘’ This year more than 41,000 homeless kids ... kids who are 12, 16, 17 years old ... will come to our doors.

     We’ll give these kids food, and a safe bed to sleep in (the streets are incredibly dangerous!) and medicine, and counseling if they need it (most kids do).’’

 

Sadly, most charities just mention what they do without bringing to light the impact of their work. The duty of the writer is to always show and not tell.

  • Ask and it shall be given. In some instances, you need to ask for specific amounts and not leave it to chance. Here’s an example

‘’Do you think maybe you could help?  Please?  Any donation you can send -- $15, $25, $50 -- any amount, will be a godsend to our kids.  Please do it today if you can.’’

  • Give the reader a reason to act now. For example, this is how I would say IF i want to convey a sense of urgency.

 

We have never done this before. But I just wanted to let you know that if we don’t receive your donation within 60 days, the home will be flooded. Last week, the meteorologist predicted that there will be torrential rains in the next 60 days. And we have to act before that time else we will have ourselves to blame.

 

Ok…Let’s move onto the third fundraising letter sample: a letter to raise funds for desmoid tumor.

 

Dear family and friends: As most of you are aware, _________ was recently diagnosed with a desmoid tumor.

This is a rare disease which has had little research attention and for which there are few existing treatments that are only sporadically effective.

Instead of just sitting back and accepting this situation, I have decided to try to make a difference. I am working to raise money for The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation* which is currently funding groundbreaking desmoid tumor research at top cancer research institutions. For details, see www.dtrf.org.

 

These studies promise to provide critical information relating to the causes and treatment of desmoid tumors. We are now raising funds to keep these and other important research projects moving forward. Discoveries made through desmoid tumor research can also potentially be applied to other cancers such as breast, colon, ovarian and other sarcoma cancers.

 

The diagnosis of desmoid tumor is traumatic as you realize that it can be life-threatening, but because it is so rare and under-researched, there is little known about its causes or treatments. We are thrilled that DTRF is now getting the medical community to focus significant research efforts for a cure.

 

Every donation, whether large or small, will make a difference! We extend our heartfelt appreciation for any support you can give in the quest for a cure!

 

Donations can be made by sending a check made out to The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation, Inc. to me in the enclosed self-addressed envelope (or, if you send this letter by email, say "to me at such and such address"). Donations can also be made at dtrf.org online.

 

Thank you so much in advance for your generosity! Sincerely, [your name here] * The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit tax-exempt Section 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. Details on the foundation can be found atwww.dtrf.org .

 

FUNDRAISING  sample 2 (1)

 

I am not going to break this down for you. I have already shared with you tips and ideas that can get you the dollars from the donors.

Let’s use this example to warm up our brains by rewriting it making use of the strategies outline above. Can you do that? Just give it a try.

How to write fundraising letter

Let’s face it. One of the most difficult letters you'll ever write is a fundraising or charity letter because most folks hate it when they have to part with money. However, when we ask for cash and use it well for causes so dear to the hearts of donors, they are likely to give their cash and time to support your charity in good times and bad.

Over the years, psychologists have found that donors are moved not by what they read or hear per se. But when certain psychological triggers are applied to your message, donors are moved to support your cause even if the economy is not so great.

When you work with us to craft your fundraising or donation letter, we’ll collaborate to make sure your donors receive not just another letter, but a compelling one that moves the donor to give to your organization generously.

By clicking here to fill out this simple and short form, you are a step away from getting help with your letter.

After you’ve filled it out, we will get in touch with you so we can take it from there and work together to create a truly irresistible donor-centered letter that will make you smiling the entire bank.

What are you waiting for? Just fill out this simple and short form to get started. That's the first step to receiving your letter.

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Ok, I am Interested, What’s the Cost?

You don’t have to give any $$$$ now!

Why? Are you guys serious? Are you not kidding?

No, we are very serious about this as we want you to collaborate with you so you can be happy with the letter.

After we have delivered your letter, then you name a fair price for it! That’s all!  So, you better not joke with this amazing offer! We are very serious about this!

Oh Ok, How Then Do I Get Started Since I Want To Get On Board Right Away?

All you have to do RIGHT NOW is to click on this link to receive an easy-to-fill-in questionnaire in your email to get started.

  1. So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR LETTER/SPEECH BY FILLING OUT A SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE— -you name a fair price after your letter has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just give whatever amount you want to.
  2. After that, we will send you a very short and simple questionnaire to fill out!
  3. Then, you have it sent back to us via email
  4. If something is not too clear, we will ask you to clarify.
  5. If not, we will send you a wonderful draft.
  6. Then, you look it over and tell us if you are okay with it or you want to amend it till you are happy with it — although we always get it right even with the first draft.
  7. Then, we ask you to name a fair price for it!

So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR LETTER OR SPEECH BY FILLING OUT A SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE — -you name a fair price after your letter has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just name a fair price for your letter.

 

 

 


Award Acceptance Speech Writing Assistance (Now Let The Pros Help You With Your Speech...How? Just Scroll Down This Page)

 

Dear Award Winner,

Let’s face it. One of the most prized possessions you will ever get in life is to be rewarded for a job well done.

It gets even sweeter when you have worked hard so hard your whole life and have been recognized for making a positive contribution to humanity.

Nonetheless, it’s not an easy thing when you are asked to deliver a few remarks after receiving your award. Your audience love, admire and respect you and are expecting you to tell them how you made it.

With all eyes on you and everyone applauding you for your excellent work, you might be a blubbering idiot if you don’t prepare very well ahead of time or even decide to wing it. No matter what you feel about speaking in public, you can make a difference if we work together with you.

If you have never made one before, then we are giving you a chance to come up with something inspiring and memorable without pulling your hair out!

Want to get on board? You should by first filling out this simple and short questionnaire.

Ok, Is This Offer For Me?

  • Yes, it’s for you if you are overwhelmed by the pressures of work or other things and really don’t have the time to put a beautiful speech together.
  • Yes you have to get on board; if you don’t know how to start or are not too sure if you can.
  • Yes, if you are not too eloquent or not too sure if you are on the right track.
  • Yes, if you feel writing and giving speeches is simply not your thing! You just hate it!
  • Yes, if you are still struggling to find the right words and ideas to say something memorable.
  • Yes, if you feel you might make some horrible mistakes!
  • Yes, if you are a good writer or speaker but you still want someone to look over or review what you’ve come up with!

Ok, I am Interested, What’s the Cost?

You don’t have to give any $ for now!

Why? Are you guys serious? Are you not kidding?

No, we are very serious about this since we want you to be happy with your speech first!

After we have delivered your speech, then you name a fair price for it! That’s all!  So, you better not joke with this amazing offer! We are very serious about this!

Oh Ok, How Then Do I Get Started Since I Want To Get On Board Right Away?

All you have to do RIGHT NOW is to click on this link to receive an easy-to-fill-in questionnaire in your email to get started.

  1. So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR GREAT SPEECH NOW BY FILLING OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE— -you name a fair price after your speech has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just give whatever amount you want to.
  • After that, we will send you a very short and simple questionnaire to fill out!
  • Then, you have it sent back to us via email
  • If something is not too clear, we will ask you to clarify.
  • If not, we will send you a wonderful draft.
  • Then, you look it over and tell us if you are okay with it or you want to amend it till you are happy with it — although we always get it right even with the first draft.
  • Then, we ask you to name a fair price for it!

So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR GREAT SPEECH NOW BY FILLING OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE — -you name a fair price after your speech has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just give whatever amount you want to.

 


CEO Speech Writing Assistance or CEO Speech Writer (Now Let The Pros Help You With Your Speech...How? Just Scroll Down This Page)

 

Dear CEO or Director,

 

I am  Beth,

I love my employees (I call them my co-workers!). Towards Christmas last year, I wanted to delight them and show my appreciation for their drive and dedication.

 

After considering several options, we organized an end of year party and I felt the most endearing way to show how much I love and care about them was to deliver a good speech highlighting what we've achieved together and thank them for their help and support.

 

But, juggling work and family meant I had little time to spare. Besides, finding the right words was like pulling out a child’s tooth.  Looking for help everwhere, I frantically landed on this page you are currently reading and it made all the difference. 

 

This Helped Me Out!

 

Initially, I was skeptical when Dan and his team said they could help give a great speech even if I hated speaking in public or short on time. Well, I remember the old age nothing ventured, nothing gained. So, I took a leap of faith when I found that I didn’t have to pay first to get my speech and that allayed my fears. I thought I had nothing to lose after all.

 

Quickly, I got started by first filling out this form. Dan and his team delivered as promised. 

Below is the note I sent to Dan after he'd transmitted my speech. (Please you can double click on the image if you can't see it clearly)

 

Ceo speech to employees samples

 

On D-day I delivered my CEO speech and my team thanked me profusely for recognizing their efforts.

Now, let’s face it. Being CEO is one of the most stressful jobs on earth. So, you shouldn’t stress out about putting together a great speech which in itself can make you lose your sanity and create an extra burden on your shoulders.

 

We know most CEO’S are not great with words and  we are giving you a chance to come up with something inspiring and memorable without pulling your hair out!

 

Want to get on board? You should by first filling out this simple and short questionnaire .

 

Beth's not the only person we've helped. Please see these notes from some others too.(Please you can double click on the image below if you can't see it clearly)

CEO speech or letter

 

This is also another letter we got from an old client(Please you can double click on the image below if you can't see it clearly)

Ceo  speech to employees

 

Ok, Is This Offer For Me?

  • Yes, it’s for you if you are overwhelmed by the pressures of work or other things and really don’t have the time to put a beautiful speech together.
  • Yes you have to get on board; if you don’t know how to start or are not too sure if you can.
  • Yes, if you are not too eloquent or not too sure if you are on the right track.
  • Yes, if you feel writing and giving speeches is simply not your thing! You just hate it!
  • Yes, if you are still struggling to find the right words and ideas to say something memorable.
  • Yes, if you feel you might make some horrible mistakes!
  • Yes, if you are a good writer or speaker but you still want someone to look over or review what you’ve come up with!

Need a speech in about 24 hours or less? Trust me, we can deliver! it doesn’t matter if you need your speech today, tomorrow, next week, next month ,next year,... we can make things work for you right now.  

 

Ok, I am Interested, What’s the Cost?

You don’t have to give any $$$$ now!

Why? Are you guys serious? Are you not kidding?

No, we are very serious about this as we want you to be happy with your speech first!

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After we have delivered your speech, then you name a fair price for it! That’s all!  So, you better not joke with this amazing offer! We are very serious about this!

 

Oh Ok, How Then Do I Get Started Since I Want To Get On Board Right Away?

All you have to do RIGHT NOW is to click on this link to receive an easy-to-fill-in questionnaire in your email to get started.

  1. So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR GREAT SPEECH NOW BY FILLING OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE— -you name a fair price after your speech has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just give whatever amount you want to.
  2. After that, we will send you a very short and simple questionnaire to fill out!
  3. Then, you have it sent back to us via email
  4. If something is not too clear, we will ask you to clarify.
  5. If not, we will send you a wonderful draft.
  6. Then, you look it over and tell us if you are okay with it or you want to amend it till you are happy with it — although we always get it right even with the first draft.
  7. Then, we ask you to name a fair price for it!

So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR GREAT SPEECH NOW BY FILLING OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE — -you name a fair price after your speech has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just name a fair price for your speech.


CEO Keynote Speech: How To Write A Great Keynote Speech Like A Pro

Are you the president, CEO, director, or manager of your organization? And are you looking for tips and ideas to help you write and deliver a memorable and inspiring keynote speaker?

 

If you answered yes to that, then you are at the right place at the right time because I am going to share with you everything you need to know about writing a great keynote address.

 

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So, please stay tuned. 

 

Imagine turning on your email to see a message from a renowned organization asking you to give a keynote address at their annual convention! They have chosen you because of your experience and expertise in your chosen field or career.

 

You most likely would be excited to read that note or letter. But your excitement can soon fizzle out when you suddenly realize that you are new to this game. Will you give in or try to make this work? Hence, solidifying your reputation.

 

That happened to Alina when she moved with her family from Ukraine to settle in the US twenty (20) years ago. As new immigrants, life was a bed of thorns for her family. But she worked hard to earn a name for herself in the automobile industry that her accomplishments and novel ideas were legendary.

 

Once, she was asked to deliver some brief remarks to the Ukrainian community in Denver and this kept her up at night until she’d delivered her CEO keynote address despite the odds. 

 

You see, an overwhelming majority of CEO’s and other bosses often find themselves in Alina’s shoes and even wonder how best they can deliver their keynote presentations with purpose and clarity when they are asked to deliver one.

 

Ceo keynote speech examples and samples

 

No matter how you feel about this, this task should be a very proud moment. It shows you are loved, respected and admired for what you do. 

 

In effect, your audience is waiting to hear your story from you.  A simple yet profound story about how you made it so they can apply the lessons learned to their own enterprises. However, your content should go in tandem with your presentation skills so you can motivate and inspire them to put those ideas into practical use.

 

Just like any other kind of speech, there are a few steps or process to follow if you want to write a great CEO keynote speech without breaking into a sweat. There are actually four processes involved here if you want to make this work for you. They include:

  • The pre-writing process
  • The writing process
  • The pre-performance process
  • The performance stage

 

Now, let’s start with the pre-writing process.

 

If you have never delivered a keynote speech before or it's been a while since you gave one, then I recommend that you first watch a few video clips about how they are delivered.  Below are two great clips you can watch and learn from.

 

Here you go:

 

Keynote Speech Video Sample#1(video)

 

 

Keynote Speech Video Example#2(video)

 

 

I hope you enjoyed listening to both clips and learned a thing or two from watching them?

 

Have you thought about this one too?

 

You see, video clips are not the only thing that can give you an idea about how to deliver your presentation.  Guess what? Well-written CEO keynote speech templates or samples do not only give you the structure and format of your message but also furnish you with brilliant ideas and thoughts you can insert in into your speech.

 

In the next few lines, I am going to share with you a well-written keynote example. In between in the text, I will share my thoughts and insights, so you can figure out what goes into writing a memorable CEO keynote address and do the same.

 

Here you go: 

CEO Keynote Speech- Example #1

Keynote Address at the RSA Conference 2017 “The Need for a Digital Geneva Convention” Brad Smith President Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, California February 14, 2017

 

BRAD SMITH: Good morning. As we’ve already heard this morning, we come together in San Francisco at a remarkable time. We live in a world of constant and at times turbulent change. And when we think about the issues that we're here to talk about this week, when we think about cybersecurity, we are clearly dealing with a growing problem – a problem in need of new solutions. I would like to take a few minutes this morning to ground ourselves in the problem and then talk together about some of the solutions I believe we have the opportunity to pursue together.

 

But let's start with the problems. The problems are clear. We see them everywhere. We see them in the customers who are worrying about being hacked. We see this in the data about the economic loss that will be suffered. But more than anything, if you think about what has happened over the past year, if you think about the changes in cyber-attacks, I think we should come together and reflect on one thing, one thing that has clearly made the situation even more challenging – that is the entry of more nation-state attacks. We've seen cyberattacks move from enthusiasts to financial thieves to now governments around the world. And think about the decade we are traversing. The decade began with a report about a prominent nationstate attack. We've seen these issues burst into the news in terms of geopolitical controversies.

 

Comment/Writing ideas: Most writers or speakers or even experienced keynote speakers always recommend that you begin your keynote with something interesting and that’s so true. It could be a joke or a story or a fascinating statistic to kick start your presentation.

 

But this speaker did otherwise by sharing the challenges the industry is facing. He calls it ''we are clearly dealing with a growing problem.'' Clearly this writer didn’t have the time and patience to entertain his audience. That critical moment demanded that he speaks to the facts because of  an imminent threat.

 

As you may know, your opening remarks set the tone for everything that follows. To make your introduction unique, it should be engaging and inspiring. Are you wondering how you to make a moving one that will make the audience remember what you said for a long time to come?

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It’s so easy and I am happy to share with you the following proven tips and ideas so you can hook your audience with a great opener.

 

First, you can start with an all-time favorite: storytelling. You love stories, right? The former ‘’CEO’’ of America used stories to open his keynote speech at the 2004 DNC Convention keynote speech and his listeners loved every bit of it.

 

Here’s an excerpt of his introductory remarks that galvanized the delegates to eventually elect him flag bearer.

 

‘’Tonight is a particular honor for me because, let's face it; my presence on this stage is pretty unlikely. My father was a foreign student, born and raised in a small village in Kenya. He grew up herding goats, went to school in a tin-roof shack. His father, my grandfather, was a cook, a domestic servant.

But my grandfather had larger dreams for his son. Through hard work and perseverance my father got a scholarship to study in a magical place; America which stood as a beacon of freedom and opportunity to so many who had come before. While studying here, my father met my mother. She was born in a town on the other side of the world, in Kansas. Her father worked on oil rigs and farms through most of the Depression. The day after Pearl Harbor he signed up for duty, joined Patton's army and marched across Europe…’’

 

Second, you can start with a joke. A good one can lighten a particularly tensed atmosphere. This keynote speaker did that so well at a leadership summit and succeeded in bringing the house down.

 

 

Well, there are simple ways of introducing humor into your presentation even if you are not a naturally funny person. You may tease someone or add a little bit of self-deprecating humor. For example, when Mark Zuckerberg gave his annual keynote speech after appearing before congress to discuss data privacy issues, he poked fun at himself by saying:

 

‘’ Now you're gonna be able to bring your friends together. You can laugh together, and cry together. Some of my friends actually did this! Let's not do that again anytime soon ‘’

 

Well, here are some really cool ways of making your opening remarks humorous.

  • Depending on the theme of your CEO keynote address, you can come on stage in a rather weird way by dressing like a comedian. Then, you can explain why you had to dress that way to such an important function. You may take it off when you get to the crux of your story.

 

  • If you can’t do that, you may probably share a funny story you’ve ever heard if it has some connection to the theme of your keynote speech.Here’s an excellent video example you can watch and learn from by the eloquent customer service manager Mark Sanborn to make your opening address hilarious.

 

 

  • To make your story interesting, you can bring a few props up there and explain why you had to bring them along. Do you remember when Bill Gates released a harmless swarm of mosquitoes to make a point at a TED conference in 2009?


 

  • If you don’t have anything to say, you can mention a well-known fact that keeps you up at night. For example, if your industry is experiencing a major setback, you can dive right into that briefly and explain why it gives you insomnia. Let me ask you this simple question: What are you most worried about? Use that to come up with your opening remarks. 

 

 

Writing tip/homework assignment: Please go back and read the above ideas and see which technique you want to start your CEO keynote speech with. Can you do that? 

 

 

Ok….we are not done yet…Let’s move on to the body of the example we are currently reviewing. 

 

Cyber attacks move from enthusiasts to financial thieves to now governments around the world. And think about the decade we are traversing. The decade began with a report about a prominent nationstate attack. We've seen these issues burst into the news in terms of geopolitical controversies.

 

The Sony attack, I believe, in many ways was a turning point. Here was a nation-state attack not for espionage, not related to the military, but to attack a private company for engaging in freedom of expression around, as it turned out, not a terribly popular movie. (Laughter.) But it got our attention. And in the two and a half years since, we've seen these issues evolve even further.

 

Let's face it, cyberspace is the new battlefield. The world of potential war has migrated from land to sea to air and now cyberspace. But cyberspace is a different kind of space. Not only can we not find it in the physical world, but cyberspace is us.

How to write a keynote speech

For all of us in this room, it is us. Cyberspace is owned and operated by the private sector. It is private property, whether it's submarine cables or datacenters or servers or laptops or smartphones. It is a different kind of battlefield than the world has seen before.

 

And that puts us in a different position. It puts you in a different position, because when it comes to these attacks in cyberspace, we not only are the plane of battle, we are the world's first responders. Instead of nation-state attacks being met by responses from other nationstates, they are being met by us.

 

And as we think about that change in the world, we should reflect upon one other as well. It's a sobering thing to think about, but consider this: For over two-thirds of a century, the world's governments have been committed to protecting civilians in times of war. But when it comes to cyberattacks, nation-state hacking has evolved into attacks on civilians in times of peace.

 

This is not the world that the internet's inventors envisioned a quarter of a century ago, but it is the world that we inhabit today. And above all else, I think nation-state attacks call on us as employees, as an industry, as private citizens to ask ourselves one fundamental question: What are we going to do? I think there's three things that we should consider, and I'd like to talk about each of these three this morning.

 

The first is to start with what each of us has the opportunity to do ourselves, because everybody in this room and every company that is here is doing new and important things. We have all recognized that we each need to do more.

At Microsoft, we're doing many things. In many ways, it starts with an obvious reflection. Just a few minutes ago, before I came on stage, somebody here in the audience tweeted that every company has at least one employee that will click on anything. (Laughter.) That's why 90 percent of intrusions begin, unfortunately, with a phishing email. That's why we as a company, as one of the major email providers in the world, are so focused on strengthening email protection.

 

Whether it was last year through our Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection that scans email, spots malware and destroys them before they can do damage … or the addition of our Advanced Threat Intelligence that informs enterprises of the nature of attacks and the people who are being attacked and makes recommendations….

 

Or the announcement that we made last week about advanced data governance tools, tools that include alerts that let enterprise administrators and others know when someone is trying to download an email inbox. But I think we've all learned over the last couple of years that our single biggest advance in fighting all forms of cybercrime is probably not features, as important as they are, but instead, our ability to harness the power of data.

As a company, our datacenters are connected to over a billion end points. We get over a trillion data points each and every day. Our Advanced Threat Protection and our email scans 200 billion emails a month for malware. All of that data is the game-changing defense mechanism in our ability to combat this problem.

 

At Microsoft, we've built three groups and we've brought them together in what I think is a pretty unique partnership. It relies in the first instance on our Threat Intelligence Center, our reconnaissance arm, our people who are reviewing the data that is coming in from our 200 different cloud services.

 

When they spot a problem, they hand it off to our Cyber Defense Operations Center so they can go to work not only to protect our own services, but customers as well. And they, in turn, work with our Digital Crimes Unit so we can innovate in legal processes to take action. Starting last summer, we began to see new nation-state attacks that were aimed at creating fake domains, getting people through phishing attacks to click on them, and then using them, as we often see in these circumstances, to use malware to extract email from customers.

 

We innovated, we went to court, we got a new form of court order so that domain could be transferred to us and the data that was coming back from customers that were infected would go not to the attacker, but to sink holes that we created. Using this approach, we've been able to address nation-state attacks and transfer 60 domains on six continents, letting the customers know that they were the victim of a nation-state attack and helping them clean up their system. That's a step forward.

 

But more than that, I think we all need to recognize the obvious. We are far away from declaring victory.We are going to need to do more and we are going to need to do more together if we are going to address this problem effectively.

 

We need to recognize that the time has come for us to come together as an industry around the world to call on the world's governments. We need to call on the world's governments to come together. They came together in 1949 in Geneva, Switzerland, and that is what led to the recognition that they needed the Fourth Geneva Convention to protect civilians in times of war.

 

Now is the time for us to call on governments to protect civilians on the internet in times of peace. And there is progress on which we can build. Just two years ago, in the summer of 2015, experts from 20 nations came together and put forward a new set of norms, principles that governments could consider. It represented a big step forward in terms of international agreement.

 

 

And more encouraging in many ways still was what happened a few months later when the United States and China sat down across the negotiating table, talked directly and frankly about an issue that was important to both of them, and came up with a new pledge and plan to put the cybertheft of intellectual property out of bounds. That was then endorsed by the G20 two months after that. Let's face the obvious.

 

There are new issues that we need governments to come together and address in 2017. There is an opportunity for a new president in the United States to sit across the table with the president from Russia and take another step forward to address the attacks that concern the world. And we then need to build on that with a global convention.

 

What we need now is a Digital Geneva Convention. We need a convention that will call on the world's governments to pledge that they will not engage in cyberattacks on the private sector, that they will not target civilian infrastructure, whether it's of the electrical or the economic or the political variety.

Ceo keynote speech

 

We need governments to pledge that, instead, they will work with the private sector to respond to vulnerabilities, that they will not stockpile vulnerabilities, and they will take additional measures.

 

Comments/Writing ideas: As you are pretty much aware, the body of any keynote speech is fairly easy to write. But most folks struggle to jot down ideas to form a very interesting story because it’s not so easy to bring together your scattered thoughts and emotions to form a very meaningful piece.

 

To make the presentation of your ideas very fluid, you should first know something your audience. This will help you define and refine the content of your message.

 

For your message to be compelling, it should be laden with practical tips that will compel your listener to closely examine his or her work in the light of your message. With a view towards making the needed improvements.

 

It shouldn’t be hard to come up with some action-packed ideas for the body or outline of your speech if you provide answers to these simple questions and use them to formulate the content of your speech. 

  1. Who are you going to talk to?
  2. What’s the theme of your message?
  3. Are you going to use any props?
  4. Are you going to work with slides or incorporate other multimedia?
  5. Are you going to weave in anything musical like playing guitar or adding any song to the mix?
  6. Does your presentation involve tons of data or any research work about the topic you are writing about?
  7. Do you want to throw in a few stories to support the theme of your message? What are those stories?


Action Tip:
Please go back to the points above and write down as many points you can remember about what you are going to speak about.
Then, try to connect your thoughts together to form a logical presentation. You may call that a rough draft. Don’t worry about how it flows because you can always go back to edit your keynote script.

 

We are not done yet. Let’s continue with this by looking at how to write the conclusion. Please study it carefully.

And, perhaps as much as anything else, we need governments to take a page out of the 1949 Geneva Convention and other instruments that have followed.

 

What the world needs is a new independent organization, a bit like the International Atomic Energy Agency that has addressed nuclear nonproliferation for decades. We need an agency that brings together the best and the brightest in the private sector, the best and the brightest in academia and the public sector.

 

We need an agency that has the international credibility not only to observe what's happening, but to call the question and even identify the attackers when nation-state attacks happen. That is the only way that governments will come to recognize that this is not a program that will continue to pay off. That is all in the area of steps we need governments to take.

 

But there's a third are we should touch upon as well. It also calls on us. It's great that we do so many things alone. We now need to do more together. If you look back at what happened in 1949, the world's governments realized that they could not protect civilians in times of war without a private organization – the International Committee of the Red Cross.

While we don't have the same kind of organization, we have within these walls many people from many organizations.

 

And as a global technology sector, we need to come together as the ICRC did in 1949. We need to sign our own pledge in conjunction with the world's states. We need to pledge that we will protect customers, that we will focus on defense. We need to be concrete in showing and pledging how we will collaborate with each other to respond to attacks. That we will provide patches to all customers everywhere, regardless of the attacks that they face. That we will do our part to address the world's needs.

In effective, even in an age of rising nationalism, we as a global technology sector need to become a trusted and neutral Digital Switzerland. We need to be a global industry that the world can rely on to play 100 percent defense and zero percent offense.

 

 

We need to make clear that there are certain principles for which we stand. We need to be clear that we will assist and protect customers everywhere. That is what we do regardless of the country from which we come. We need to be clear that we will not aid in attacking customers anywhere, regardless of the government that may ask us to do so.

 

These two principles have been at the heart and soul of what we've been doing at our company, at your company, and across the industry. We need to stay on that path. We need to make the case to the world that the world needs to retain its trust in technology. We need to retain the world's trust.

 

And regardless of a government's politics or policies or individual issues at any moment in time, we need to persuade every government that it needs a national and global IT infrastructure that it can trust. And the only way it can have that is if it knows that our industry is focused on protecting everyone everywhere, and 14 attacking or assisting in attacking no one, anywhere, at any time.

As we think about all of these things, I think there's a lot on which we can build. Because the truth of the matter is even though we work in a hypercompetitive and fast changing industry, I would say that our industry has never been more united. It is coming together to address new and challenging issues, whether it's the questions around artificial intelligence that the world is increasingly talking about.

 

We're not just working together in new and important ways, we are learning from each other. I think a sense of humility is a positive force that can affect and help us all.

 

Certainly at Microsoft, we've appreciated the leadership that Google and Facebook first took with respect to nation-state attacks. And we quite obviously, adopted what was working for them because we believed it would work for everyone. And as we think about the opportunities that we have to work together, as we think about our role in the world today, just as we came together last year at an important moment in time when everyone was focused on the Apple case, there is an obvious issue that is uniting our industry today that I think has some relevance as well.

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As the country and the world talk about immigration, they look at the technology sector. And they recognize that as an industry, we in many ways have brought the world together.

We bring the world together through our technology and our products and the connections that we forge with people across borders every day.

 

But it's more than that. We almost uniquely have brought the world together under our own roofs. At Microsoft in Washington State where I work, a high majority of our employees were born and grew up in the United States. But we also have employees from 157 countries. Every day, when I park my car and I walk into the office, I sometimes reflect upon the fact that I feel that I work at the United Nations of information technology.

 

And our company is not unique. Every company in our industry is like that. We have brought the world together. And it has put us in a position to forge perhaps almost a unique level of mutual understanding and respect for the needs of people around the planet. As we think about protecting the planet, as we think about addressing nation-state attacks, that is a powerful force that should inspire us, and on which we can build.

Let's use that inspiration. Let's use what we have learned. Let's build on what we can share with each other. And let's go forward and show the world that it needs us to be what we can be when we're at our best – an industry that can serve the world.

 

An industry that earns everyone's trust every day. An industry that even in an age of nationalism, is a neutral Digital Switzerland on which everyone can depend and rely. Thank you very much. (Applause.) END

 

Comments/Take home ideas: Your conclusion serves two purposes primarily.

First, to summarize everything you’ve said or end with a note that propels your listeners to take positive action or even come up with new solutions and ideas to their own unique problems.  Here are a few ways of wrapping up on strong note.

 

First, you can end with a note of encouragement. I particularly liked how Alibaba Founder Jack Ma concluded his keynote speech when he addressed his audience at Alibaba’s Gateway’ 17 in Canada. These were his parting words.

‘’ I want to encourage everyone here that using the internet. Do business with China. And whether you do business through Alibaba or Ebay or Amazon or whatever, that’s okay. This is the skill every small business must have. And if you want to open a huge market, China is the market. If you can’t find your customer from 1.4 billion people, then you really have a big problem. ‘’

 

Second, you can end by asking your audience to support each other to achieve a common goal. President Obama did that with his concluding remarks at that same convention when he said that: 

 

‘’ America, I never said this journey would be easy, and I won't promise that now. Yes, our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. Yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together.  We don't turn back. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up. We draw strength from our victories.

And we learn from our mistakes. But we keep our eyes fixed on that distant horizon knowing that providence is with us and that we are surely blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on earth. Thank you, God bless you and God bless these United States.’’

 

Third, you can restate the key points of your speech towards the end or how your company is thriving in the midst of challenges. Orica CEO, Alberto Calderon stated this clearly when he addressed the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia.

 

‘’ We are continuing to control all the elements we can. We are transforming Orica into a leaner, more efficient organization. Efficiencies are being embedded in the business to counteract the cyclical declines in volumes and prices that our industry has experienced.

We have worked hard to ensure that as an organization, we adapt to changing circumstances and shape our destiny over the years. Moreover, we are actively building a culture that supports our people, and that ensures that we work collaboratively with each other and with our customers, to create recognized value for us and them. We are deeply committed to our customers being at the forefront of everything we do, while understanding our value to them is in the assurance of consistently safe, reliable and quality products and services. Thank you.’’

Keynote speech examples

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Fundraising letter for corporate sponsorships

How to write a persuasive donation letter for your charity events that gets you the funds you need from your organization

 

Are you looking for ideas and tips to help you write an inspiring fundraising letter that will forge a strong relationship with corporate donors and get you cash and other incentives for your charity organization?

 

FUNDRAISING  sample 1

 

Please read on to find out why.

 

You will agree with me that one of the most difficult things to do is to raise enough funds for your charity. You have to send out several letters and hope that you get some positive response from your donors which doesn’t always happen. Good for you if your response rate is always off the roof!

How to write corporate fundraising letter or speech

 

But, you know that’s only a pipe dream. When it comes to asking for cash and other kind of support from corporate organizations, that can be an uphill task because there are so many process involved in this arena.

 

 

In the next few lines, I am going to share with you some proven ideas and tips to help you write your own script. Before we get into that, there are few things you should consider before you write your letter.

 

Well, if you are raising funds for a corporate sponsorship annual dinner, you might want to know how to deliver a speech since a letter will not work in this regard.

 

If you have never done that before, then I suggest you look up a few examples on Youtube.com and other video sharing platforms. By the way, here are two great ones, you can watch and learn from.

 

Fundraising speech example #1---video

 

 

Fundraising speech example #2---video

 

 

 

Most fundraisers don’t know this, but well-written examples can furnish you with great ideas that can easily help you to write your message. Below are two great examples. Please read through them carefully. In between them, I will share my thoughts with you so you can figure out what goes into writing a corporate fundraising letter.

 

Here you go:

Fundraising letter for corporate organizations---example#1

 

Here's an example of a sponsorship letter for an event:

 

Dear Beth,

 

Comment: One of the cardinal  rules of  direct mail fundraising is to start the letter by adding the name of the recipient to the salutation.When in doubt, call up the organization and ask for the name of the right person. If they won’t pass it on to you for obvious reasons, you can simply start with other alternatives like:

  • Dear friend
  • Dear Sir
  • Dear Madam

 

Comment: You should avoid this terrible combination: ''Dear Sir/Madam'' since it shows that you didn’t go all out to find out who the gender of this person is, to say the least.

 

Ok....let's continue with this.

 

''I hope you're well. My name is Bruce, and I'm the director of development at Small Steps for Change. Our nonprofit organization is on a mission to advocate for youth education by taking small steps towards big change. Our annual 5K is quickly approaching, and we're looking for potential sponsors to help make the event a reality.''

 

Comment: I suspect that the  company  that the letter was sent to doesn’t have a working relationship with this charity. Why? Because he began with a brief introduction of who he was and his role at the charity firm.

 

That’s a nice way of building rapport with an organization you are trying to woo for the first time. If you have a strong relationship with them, it’’s not too necessary to do that.

 

If you go back to read the above extract, you will realize that it states the aim of the corporation. Well, if you know them like the back of your mind, then you can simply state the purpose of this letter.  

 

Ok....let's continue with this.

 

''We believe that your company aligns with our mission since you work hard to provide an accurate curriculum for elementary schools in our region.''

 

Corporate fundraising letter examples

 

Comment: Most companies are like women. They respond best to flatteries.If you want to strike a chord with the firm you are looking for donations from is to state specific ways your mission aligns with their theirs.

 

Hint: Do a thorough research of your potential donor and find out what you share in common with theirs and start with it or other ways their mission lines up with yours. You may also compliment them on a recent accomplishment or accolade and they will be happy to read on. That’s not all you can start with a heart wrenching story to get your reader in.

 

FUNDRAISING  sample 2 (1)

 

Ok....let's continue with this.

 

''We need your help. In order to make the 5K successful, we are in need of financial and material donations. Some of the things we need most include monetary contributions, supplies such as running bibs and volunteers for the day of the event.

The purpose of the 5K is to raise $10,000 for after-school educational programs for the schools in our local area. With this goal, we hope to provide crucial supplies, pay after-school directors and redecorate the program spaces. If your organization contributes to our cause, we'd like to offer promotional opportunities. Our organization would feature your company in the promotional materials for the 5K, on our website and in the nonprofit's annual report.''

 

Comment: State how much you are planning to raise and the purpose it will serve. Don't leave everything to chance. 

 

Ok....let's continue with this.

 

''I plan to follow up with you in the next two weeks via phone call. I'm looking forward to speaking with you and answering any questions you may have.''

 

Comment: Did you notice that this letter  didn’t ask for money right away? There’s a reason for that. And I will explain in the subsequent letters.

 

Until then,
Bruce
Director of development

 

Fundraising letter for corporate organizations---example#2

 

Here you go: 

 

Dear [sponsor’s name],

 

Comment: Do you remember what I wrote about the salutation? And can you make that better?

 

Ok....let's continue with this.

 

''My name is [name] and I work for the [department] department at [university’s name]. We work hard each year to make sure that our students are receiving the highest-quality learning experiences in an unforgettable environment.''

 

Comment: Again, do you remember what I said about sending out prospecting letters?

 

 

Ok....let's continue with this.

 

''This year, we’re [project, for example: developing a new program, building a new building, improving food quality, making new study spaces etc.] that we know is going to bring our students [positive impact, for example: amazing experiences, better quality of life, the materials to succeed, etc.].

 

This has historically caused recurring issues for our university, as students [provide additional context on the purpose of your project]. Addressing it this year will allow our college to focus on growing and our students to focus on learning.

Corporate donation letter for companies

The cost for this [program] is hefty, and that is why we’re asking for your help. As a business [reason why this sponsor is best, for example: is local and witnessed class after class graduate] you know how much of a difference our students can make at [university name] with the right tools and resources.''

 

 

Comment: Something is amiss here…do you know what the writer left out? This is it: ‘’The cost for this [program] is hefty’’

You haven’t said anything at all if you only used that word ''cost'' since it’s really ineffective. It’s like being asked to pay just anything for your monthly rent….That would sound absurd, right?

 

Ok....let's continue with this.

 

[With a structured sponsorship from your organization, we will be extremely grateful for the opportunity to accomplish our project’s goals and lay stronger foundations for our school’s growth.

If you’d like to donate or discuss our project, please contact me at [email/phone number]. I’d be happy to talk through this partnership with you and to discuss the special perks and incentives our university can offer in exchange for your support.

 

Thank you,

 

Comment: I don’t particularly like this conclusion. It should have been the other way round because you don’t expect someone you are asking money from to follow up on you…do you? That’s quite rude!

 

This next piece will primarily be full of mini assignments. So grab your pen and notepad and answer the questions I am going to ask you and use the answers to formulate your own fundraising corporate letter.

 

Ok....let's move on to this: 

 

Fundraising letter for corporate organizations---sample#3

 

My name is [name] and I am the [position] of [museum’s name]. [Give a brief description of your museum, especially if it is not as well known.]

 

Comment: Is there anything you find wrong here? What can you do to make the above extract great? Let the analysis give you some insight here.

 

FUNDRAISING sample 3

 

Ok....let's continue with this.

 

We at [museum’s name] work hard to bring beautiful exhibits like [past successful exhibit] to life and curate programs like [past museum program] for unique and memorable experiences.

 

Comment: Can you re-write and substitute a few words here and there?  You might want to add what makes your charity unique. A hint: You can start by painting a picture  of your industry. You may add when the museum was founded and other key associated with it.

 

Ok....let's continue with this.

 

We are planning a [program, event, exhibit] and are so excited to launch it. Last year, our programs brought in [amount of people], and we hope to pass those numbers this time around. We hope to bring [give a brief description of your program/event/exhibit and something special and unique about it] for our supporters and other [type of museum, art, science] lovers like you!

 

Comment: Here, you might add why you are excited to launch it.  You might also add the kind of help you are looking for and not just leave it to chance. Thinking of a donation? Ask for volunteers? Just ask and you will receive.

 

Ok....let's continue with this.

 

However, we need your help. There are many expenses that come with bringing [program/event/exhibit] to our patrons. With [name a number of expenses], we need [amount of money].

Would you consider helping to sponsor our [program/event/exhibit]? With your support of amount of [ amount], we’d be so much closer to our goal.

If you’d like to discuss our plans and sponsorship options, please contact me at [phone number]. If you decide to become a sponsor, [museum’s name] would like to offer you [incentive, for example: discounted tickets, a plaque, etc].

 

Thank you so much for any help you may be able to provide, we greatly appreciate it!

[museum’s name]

[phone number]

 

Comment: Based on our analysis, don’t you realize that something is wrong here? If so, please let me know what it is. A Hint: Do you contact the giver or ask them to contact you? That's a good food for thought.

Corporate fundraising speech or letter

Let’s face it. One of the most difficult letters you'll ever write is a fundraising or charity letter because most folks hate it when they have to part with money. However, when we ask for cash and use it well for causes so dear to the hearts of donors, they are likely to give their cash and time to support your charity in good times and bad.

Over the years, psychologists have found that donors are moved not by what they read or hear per se. But when certain psychological triggers are applied to your message, donors are moved to support your cause even if the economy is not so great.

When you work with us to craft your fundraising or donation letter, we’ll collaborate to make sure your donors receive not just another letter, but a compelling one that moves the donor to give to your organization generously.

By clicking here to fill out this simple and short form, you are a step away from getting help with your letter.

After you’ve filled it out, we will get in touch with you so we can take it from there and work together to create a truly irresistible donor-centered letter that will make you smiling the entire bank.

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Ok, I am Interested, What’s the Cost?

You don’t have to give any $$$$ now!

Why? Are you guys serious? Are you not kidding?

No, we are very serious about this as we want you to collaborate with you so you can be happy with the letter.

After we have delivered your letter, then you name a fair price for it! That’s all!  So, you better not joke with this amazing offer! We are very serious about this!

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All you have to do RIGHT NOW is to click on this link to receive an easy-to-fill-in questionnaire in your email to get started.

  1. So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR LETTER/SPEECH BY FILLING OUT A SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE— -you name a fair price after your letter has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just give whatever amount you want to.
  2. After that, we will send you a very short and simple questionnaire to fill out!
  3. Then, you have it sent back to us via email
  4. If something is not too clear, we will ask you to clarify.
  5. If not, we will send you a wonderful draft.
  6. Then, you look it over and tell us if you are okay with it or you want to amend it till you are happy with it — although we always get it right even with the first draft.
  7. Then, we ask you to name a fair price for it!

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Fundraising Letter or Speech for School: How to write a persuasive donation letter to raise funds for your students or school

 

Are you looking for ideas and tips to help you write an inspiring donation or appeal letter to solicit funds for your school from parents or other organizations?

 

FUNDRAISING  sample 1

 

Just give me a few minutes of your time and I will share with you practical tips and ideas to help you write a donation letter.

 

 

I love to write but nothing gives me joy than to write appeal letters to raise funds. Three years ago, I was asked my friend who is an educator and head of one of top Jewish schools in New york to come up with a speech to raise $10 000.00 for his school. Not an easy task right?

 

I think i did my best and i understand that a parent actually donated the amount they wanted. I enjoyed working on that script and felt good about it because i felt it was a wonderful way of making a difference in the lives of students whose foundation is rooted in godly faith.

 

As you know, it’s not so easy to ask people for money. But peolple will give you cash to support you cause if you know the right techniques to use.

 

One guy used a clever technique and his simple but profound letter helped raised funds from rich guys in a certain part of The US.  It was written by an advertising great, Bruce Barton in 1925.

 

Donation letter for your school samples and examples

 

Let’s first look at it. Afterward, we will analyze it and see if we can glean a few ideas from it to help you write your own fundraising letter for your school.

 

Here you go:

 

Donation Letter For School Example

 

In 1925, Bruce Barton, founder of the BBDO agency, wrote a fundraising letter to 24 rich men who all replied with at least $1,000.

 

Here, in full, is that letter.

 

Dear Mr. Blank,

 

For the past three or four years things have been going pretty well at our house. We pay our bills, afford such luxuries as having the children’s tonsils out, and still have something in the bank at the end of the year.

 

So far as business is concerned, therefore, I have felt fairly well content. But there is another side to a man, which every now and then gets restless. It says: “What good are you anyway? What influences have you set up, aside from your business, that would go on working if you were to shuffle off tomorrow?”

 

Of course, we chip in to the Church and the Salvation Army, and dribble out a little money right along in response to all sorts of appeals. But there isn’t much satisfaction in it. For one thing, it’s too diffused and, for another, I’m never very sure in my own mind that the thing I’m giving to is worth a hurrah and I don’t have time to find out.

 

A couple of years ago I said: “I’d like to discover  the one place in the United States where a dollar does more net good than anywhere else.” It was a rather thrilling idea, and I went at it in the same spirit in which our advertising agency conducts a market investigation for a manufacturer.

 

Without bothering you with a long story, I believe I have found the place. This letter is being mailed to 23 men besides yourself, twenty-five of us altogether. I honestly believe that it offers an opportunity to get a maximum amount of satisfaction for a minimum sum. Let me give you the background.

 

Among the first comers to this country were some pure blooded English folks who settled in Virginia but, being more hardy and venturesome than the average, pushed on west and settled in the mountains of Kentucky, Tennessee, North and South Carolina.

 

 

They were stalwart lads and lassies. They fought the first battle against the British and shed the first blood. In the Revolution they won the battle of King’s Mountain. Later, under Andy Jackson, they fought and won the only land victory that we managed to pull off in the War of 1812.

 

Although they lived in southern states they refused to secede in 1860. They broke off from Virginia and formed the state of West Virginia; they kept Kentucky in the Union; and they sent a million men into the northern armies. It is not too much to say that they were the deciding factor in winning the struggle to keep these United States united.

 

They have had a rotten deal from Fate. There are no roads into the mountains, no trains, no ways of making money. So our prosperity has circled all around them and left them pretty much untouched.

They are great folks. The girls are as good-looking as any in the world. Take one of them out of her two-roomed log cabin home, give her a stylish dress and a permanent wave, and she’d be a hit on Fifth Avenue.

 

Take one of the boys, who maybe never saw a railroad train until he was 21: give him a few years of education and he goes back into the mountains as a teacher or doctor or lawyer or carpenter, and changes the life of a town or county. This gives you an idea of the raw material.

Clean, sound timber – no knots, no wormholes; a great contrast to the imported stuff with which our social settlements have to work in New York and other cities. Now, away back in the Civil War days, a little college was started in the Kentucky mountains. It started with faith, hope, and sacrifice, and those three virtues are the only endowment it has ever had.

 

Yet today it has accumulated, by little gifts picked up by passing the hat, a plant that takes care of 3000 students a year. It’s the most wonderful manufacturing proposition you ever heard of. They raise their own food, can it in their own cannery; milk their own cows; make brooms and weave rugs that are sold all over the country; do their own carpentry, painting, printing, horseshoeing, and everything, teaching every boy and girl a trade while he and she is studying.

 

And so efficiently is the job done that – o a room rents for 60 cents a week (including heat and light) o meals are 11 cents apiece (yet all the students gain weight on the faire; every student gets a quart of milk a day) o the whole cost to a boy or girl for a year’s study – room, board, books, etc., - is $146. More than half of this the student earns by work; many students earn all. One boy walked in a hundred miles, leading a cow.

 

He stabled the cow in the village, milked her night and morning, peddled the milk, and put himself through college. He is now a major in the United States Army. His brother, who owned half of the cow, is a missionary in Africa. Seventy-five percent of the graduates go back to the mountains, and their touch is on the mountain counties of five states; better homes, better food, better child health, better churches, better schools; no more feuds; lower death rates. Now we come to the hook.

 

It costs this college, which is named Berea, $100 a year per student to carry on. She could, of course, turn away 1500 students each year and break even on the other 1500. Or she could charge $100 tuition. But then she would be just one more college for the well-to-do. Either plan would be a moral crime.

 

The boys and girls in those one-room and two-room cabins deserve a chance. They are of the same stuff as Lincoln and Daniel Boone and Henry Clay; they are the very best raw material that can be found in the United States.

 

I have agreed to take ten boys and pay the deficit on their education each year, $1,000. I have agreed to do this if I can get twenty-four other men who will each take ten. The president, Dr. William J. Hutchins (Yale 1892), who ought to be giving every minute of his time to running the college, is out passing the hat and riding the rails from town to town.

 

Donation letter for school

 

He can manage to get $50,000 or $70,000 a year. I want to lift part of his load by turning in $25,000. This is my proposition to you. Let me pick out ten boys, who are as sure blooded Americans as your own sons, and just as deserving of a chance. Let me send you their names and tell you in confidence, for we don’t want to hurt their pride, where they come from and what they hope to do with their lives.

 

Let me report to you on their progress three times a year. You write me, using the enclosed envelope, that, if and when I get my other twenty-three men, you will send President Hutchins your check for $1,000. If you will do this I’ll promise you the best time you have ever bought for a thousand dollars.

 

Most of the activities to which we give in our lives stop when we stop. But our families go on; and young life goes on and matures and gives birth to other lives. For a thousand dollars a year you can put ten boys or girls back into the mountains who will be a leavening influence in ten towns or counties, and their children will bear the imprint of your influence.

 

 

Honestly, can you think of any other investment that would keep your life working in the world so long a time after you are gone?

 

This is a long letter, and I could be writing a piece for the magazines and collecting for it in the time it has taken me to turn it out. So, remember that this is different from any other appeal that ever came to you. Most appeals are made by people who profit from a favorable response, but this appeal is hurting me a lot more than it can possibly hurt you. What will you have, ten boys or ten girls?

 

Cordially yours,

Bruce Barton

 

FUNDRAISING  sample 2 (1)

 

Great letter, right? Written in 1925 by writer and legend Bruce Barton, this letter incorporated many of the elements that make a fundraising letter ticks.

 

Small wonder it got a 100 percent response and went on to become one of the most successful appeal letters any school has ever sent out. If you give it one more read, you will discover tremendous insights that you can apply towards writing your appeal letter. We’ll come back to look at it further.

 

But, first, let’s consider what you should first look at before you even jot down your ideas on paper. If you are delivering a speech, then it makes sense to learn how you can write and deliver a school fundraising speech. That can fairly be easy to write if you have lots of experience in this arena. If you don’t, then you have to spend time to figure out what goes into writing one.

 

There are several videos you can watch and learn from. You can even go a further by narrowing down your choices. For example, if you are looking for ideas about this: fundraising ideas for high school, you can insert that keyword into the search box of video sharing platforms like youtube.com and others and several videos will pop up.

 

By the way, here are some idea-rich videos you can watch and take cues from.

 

Fundraising speech for school example----video#1

 

 

Fundraising speech for college sample----video#2

 

 

Next, decide what the purpose or intent of your appeal letter. To do that, you can ask yourself the following questions which will serve as useful pointers for your letter.

  1. Are you planning to send a thank you letter to your parents for a kind gesture or some donation?
  2. Are you writing to invite them to help with some kind of project?
  3. Are you asking them to donate some cash to buy school supplies?
  4. Do you want to serve as volunteers?
  5. Are you requesting for some specific items?

 

Action Tip: Choose one time from the above and do a little brainstorming and first create an outline for your letter.

Now, let’s go back to that masterpiece. We are going to break it down step by step so we can use my observations to put your thoughts together.

 

First, here’s the salutation or introductory remarks.

 

Dear Mr. Blank,

 

Comments: One of the best ways of endearing yourself with your readers is to start with their names. It even makes more sense when you are writing to parents who are your main stakeholders. Well, if you are writing to the entire school and circumstances won’t permit you to address them by name, you can use other alternatives like:

 

  • Dear Concerned parents
  • Dear Cherished parents
  • Dear Caring parents

 

I leave you here to explore for more appropriate and endearing ways of connecting with your stakeholders.

 

Ok….it’s not over yet. Let’s look at parts of the letter.

 

‘’ For the past three or four years things have been going pretty well at our house. We pay our bills, afford such luxuries as having the children’s tonsils out, and still have something in the bank at the end of the year. So far as business is concerned, therefore, I have felt fairly well content. But there is another side to a man, which every now and then gets restless. It says: “What good are you anyway? What influences have you set up, aside from your business, that would go on working if you were to shuffle off tomorrow?”

 

Comments: Do you realize how this letter began with events happening where he is. The headline of your letter should do a great job of sucking the reader into the body copy and that’s what this great writer did admirably.

 

How to write a fundraising speech for your school

 

You can always use stories, real or imagined to do that. Stories could be in one or more of the following forms:

  • Case studies or success stories of how your school has impacted the community
  • You could share how a student benefited from being educated at your school and their station in life
  • You could talk about the importance of education by throwing in what happens when students are deprived of quality education
  • If you are requesting for specific items. You can paint a graphic description of the benefits of those items and what will happen to your school if you don’t get them.
  • If your fundraising efforts coincides with a bit of history about your school, you can share that bit of history with your reader 

 

Let me ask you this: Do you have in mind any good illustration you can use to enhance your appeal? Think about it.

FUNDRAISING sample 3

We are not done yet. Let’s still look at excerpts of the above template.

‘’ And so efficiently is the job done that – o a room rents for 60 cents a week (including heat and light) o meals are 11 cents apiece (yet all the students gain weight on the faire; every student gets a quart of milk a day) o the whole cost to a boy or girl for a year’s study – room, board, books, etc., - is $146. More than half of this the student earns by work; many students earn all. One boy walked in a hundred miles, leading a cow. ….''

 

Comments: Did you notice how one idea is built on another like building bricks? That’s how it’s done. If you have seen most school fundraising letters, they are more to the point and succinct.

 

One more thing….you might want to ask your donors to give specific items or specific amounts of cash. It’s common to see most appeal letters riddled with all sorts of solicitations.

 

For example, in a letter, you might be shocked to see a school asking for school supplies, cash, and building materials in that same letter. Can you imagine that? Unfortunately, that overwhelms the giver and you might end up not getting what your school or organization truly deserves.

 

The trick here is to ask for one thing at a time. Or you can create multiple campaigns targeting different sections of your house file to ask for what you need.

 

Now, let’s look at this next example. It needs to be worked on extensively, which is why I included it there. Please go grab your pen and notepad and let's see what we can do about it. I will talk less and give more hints and assignments so you can do a little brainstorming.

 

Dear Ms. White,

 

Comment: That’s an excellent salutation. But what are some alternatives you can use instead of Ms. White? 

 

Ok...let's continue with this

 

This is Harold Owens, representing ‘Open Hands Charitable Society’.

 

Comment: I think this is a wonderful way of breakingthe cycle of cynicism and creating rapport with the reader.

 

Ok...let's continue with this

 

I am writing this letter to you to seek financial donations for supporting a High School located in your community.

 

Comment: I don’t know. But this letter is being sent to those who don’t know much about this high school.  The writer could have written briefly about this school: its vision and mission. You can work this into your own letter if the donor is not too familiar with that you are talking about.

 

Ok...let's continue with this

 

We run this school for the poor with the help of donations & other help that we receive from various sources. Presently, we are raising funds for buying uniforms and text books for the underprivileged students.

 

Comment: They should have included how many students will benefit from this gesture and what the total cost would be like…Then give suggested amounts. This writer asked for any amount. That’s a no...no... no... in fundraising appeals.  Never, ever forget that. Specificity always win.

 

Ok...let's continue with this

 

We believe that education should be the basic right of every child, and we are making our share of efforts to make it possible, but we always have to seek support from people like you as we are a non-government organization.

We are appealing you to contribute to this noble cause. You can donate any amount that you think is right for this cause. This small action of yours is hugely beneficial to the poor children around you.

We thank you for your kind attention and look forward for your help.

You can reach us at 564-854-5264, or you can also email us at our id given on our website.

 

Your immediate action will be hugely beneficial for the children.

 

Comments: It's always a neat idea to include your contact details. But it’s also nice to reinforce what you asked them to give in the closing remarks. You can give them options for giving back: by check, secure online payment gateway or some other payment forms. There seems to be so much  distrust concerning the transmission of payments. So, always give your donors several options.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Harold Owens

(Director)

 

Open Hands Charitable Society

Charity for school fundraising letter

Let’s face it. One of the most difficult letters you'll ever write is a fundraising or charity letter because most folks hate it when they have to part with money. However, when we ask for cash and use it well for causes so dear to the hearts of donors, they are likely to give their cash and time to support your charity in good times and bad.

Over the years, psychologists have found that donors are moved not by what they read or hear per se. But when certain psychological triggers are applied to your message, donors are moved to support your cause even if the economy is not so great.

When you work with us to craft your fundraising or donation letter, we’ll collaborate to make sure your donors receive not just another letter, but a compelling one that moves the donor to give to your organization generously.

By clicking here to fill out this simple and short form, you are a step away from getting help with your letter.

After you’ve filled it out, we will get in touch with you so we can take it from there and work together to create a truly irresistible donor-centered letter that will make you smiling the entire bank.

What are you waiting for? Just fill out this simple and short form to get started. That's the first step to receiving your letter.

Satisfaction guaranteed for mother of the groom

Ok, I am Interested, What’s the Cost?

You don’t have to give any $$$$ now!

Why? Are you guys serious? Are you not kidding?

No, we are very serious about this as we want you to collaborate with you so you can be happy with the letter.

After we have delivered your letter, then you name a fair price for it! That’s all!  So, you better not joke with this amazing offer! We are very serious about this!

Oh Ok, How Then Do I Get Started Since I Want To Get On Board Right Away?

All you have to do RIGHT NOW is to click on this link to receive an easy-to-fill-in questionnaire in your email to get started.

  1. So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR LETTER/SPEECH BY FILLING OUT A SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE— -you name a fair price after your letter has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just give whatever amount you want to.
  2. After that, we will send you a very short and simple questionnaire to fill out!
  3. Then, you have it sent back to us via email
  4. If something is not too clear, we will ask you to clarify.
  5. If not, we will send you a wonderful draft.
  6. Then, you look it over and tell us if you are okay with it or you want to amend it till you are happy with it — although we always get it right even with the first draft.
  7. Then, we ask you to name a fair price for it!

So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR LETTER OR SPEECH BY FILLING OUT A SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE — -you name a fair price after your letter has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just name a fair price for your letter.

 

 

 


Fundraising letter or speech for your church

How to write a church donation letter that will motivate your church members and donors to give you the funds for your next project

 

Are you looking for tips and ideas to help you easily understand

  • How to write a fundraising letter for a church building
  • How to write a donation letter for your church missions trip or evangelism
  • How to write an appeal letter for your church charity event
  • How to write a fundraising letter for church instruments

….plus a whole lot more ideas you can use to motivate your donors to generate towards your charitable causes.

 

I think we all agree with what the scripture says in Acts 20:35 that is more blessed to give than to receive. It goes on to say in Proverbs 11: 24 that those who give generously receive more.

 

While that’s so true, it still baffles me how a poor old widow gave less and received more. Just picture this. Jesus goes into the temple and after teaching the folks there, he sits down right by where they put in offerings. He watches intently as the rich and the poor drops in what they have in their hands into the temple treasury.

 

FUNDRAISING  sample 1

 

As expected, the rich among them puts in fat offerings until a poor widow comes along. Not much is expected from her as she sadly drops into the box two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. That was all she had to live on. Yet, she gave it all away to the Lord.

 

 

 

The messiah beams with excitement as she walks away. Her purposeful giving touches the heart of Jesus so much that he remarks to the disciples that she gave more than everyone around.

 

Really? Even more the rich? The disciple seems to ask. But in response, the master says she gave all she had. But the others gave out of their sheer abundance. Though not recorded in scripture, I am sure Jesus would seek her out and bless her, knowing how compassionate the savior is.

 

I am sure you’ve heard this story over and over again as preachers like to quote it when the church has to raise funds for one project or another.

The moral of the story is that everyone has something to give. It doesn’t matter if you think you are or rich, you can still give to the Lord and expect him to bless you. But on one condition: it should be from your heart. That’s the kind of giving that honors the lord and not one done for just fanfare.

 

Donation or fundraising letter for my church ministry

 

Before we start looking at easy ways to help you write a fundraising speech or letter for your church building, charity event or any other project, let’s first see a few things you should know before you even try to jot down your ideas for your next church donation appeal.

 

You first have to decide if you are going to write a short or long letter. Here’s my opinion on this. Short letters are favored by most pundits and even donors.

But, it doesn’t always outperform long letters when you are raising funds for specific purposes. For example, let’s say, you are raising $20, 000.00 to complete a church building,right?  Are you going to do that onto a single page?

Well, if you are able to cram the main points onto a single sheet and raise the amount you need, then you are a real genius.

 

But let's face the fact. How many writers are that gifted? If you are sending it to those who have never heard about your ministry, you will have to delve deep into matter and convince them as to why you need to solicit those funds.

 

This subject is always opened for discussion. So, you shouldn’t listen to the vocal majority. When in doubt, you should test the content of your letter by sending a short one to probably your house file, and a longer one to those who don’t know the mission and vision of your organization and the results will speak for itself!  Everyone’s story is different, so always test by sending out different versions of your letter to your recipients.

 

Next, you have to decide the purpose and intent of the letter. What do I mean by that? Ok, I will explain. You have to decide on the kind of letter you wish to write as that will set the tone for the rest of your message.

Questions like these can help you get started?

  • Is your letter going to solicit funds for your church building project?
  • Is the choir in need of musical instruments? Asking for cash to buy them or asking musical instruments stores to donate them?
  • Are you going on a missions trip somewhere in Africa and you need donors to come to your aid?
  • Have you seen a rather pathetic story and do you want to raise a little cash to support that cause?
  • Do you wish to embark on a charity drive in your local neighborhood?
  • What’s on your mind?

 

Please note: Just pick out one from the above list and start doing a little brainstorming about why you need to write this and who you are going to send those letters out to. At least, this mental exercise gives you an idea of what to do.

 

 

One more thing. If you are going to deliver a speech at let’s say a dinner to raise funds. Then, it’s best to look at how to make a compelling fundraising church speech that will make you laugh all the way to the bank and videos can help you warm up your brain.

 

By the way, here are two of such videos to inspire your creative thinking. Don’t just watch them. But put down ideas and tips you think you can incorporate into your own speech as you watch.

 

Please click on both videos and watch them once or twice before you move onto to other sections of the speech. If you are not going to deliver one, just skip both clips and read the text below them. Enjoy and learn from them and prosper!

 

Fundraising speech video: example #1

 

 

Fundraising speech video: example # 2

 

 

Now, I am going to share two fundraising letter templates with you…in between them, I am going to explain and share with you ideas you can use to write something persuasive that brings you the cash you are looking for to fund your projects.

 

Here you go: 

Fundrasing letter sample for a church

 

Derrick Holmes
Holmes International Inc.
Unit 4, Elessdale Business Park
Stainton, 5650
15 January 2009

Request For Funding And/Or Building Material

Dear Mr. Holmes,

 

 

Comment: A nice way of endearing yourself to anyone is to call them by their name and that’s what we see there. I suspect that this church is a small congregation where everyone knows each other like family or it could also be that they have a well-organized database. I once reviewed a church letter asking for funds and the salutation was: Dear Sir/Madam.

 

Unfortunately such examples abound in 7 in every 10 letter. As much as possible, start your letter by attaching the person’s name to the title(Mr or  Mrs or Miss)

 

Well, if the letter is going to non-church members whom you don’t know too well, then it’s best to add an extra appeal to the salutation with one or more of these salutations :

 

  • Dear……
  • Dear……
  • Dear…..
  • Dear….
  • Dear….

FUNDRAISING  sample 2 (1)

Ok...Let's continue with the letter.

I was at a highest of highs a couple of Sundays ago, as I sat on the lawn with our Sunday school youth group, teaching and preaching about God's grace. The kids were all full of interest, laughter and singing. It made me feel so proud of what we had achieved so far at our small Baptist church here in Stainton.

AND then the rain came down... And I realized how much we really needed to add onto our small building to accommodate for our ever growing number of youth members!

 

Comment: I love this letter for one thing.  It begins with something we all love and can you guess what it is? A good story!!!! You can quote stats and even embellish your letter with pictures. But nothing beats a captivating story.

 

So, as you write your appeal to raise funds for your church project, it’s best to engage your readers with a story. Whether true or imagined.

 

Let me ask you this: Would you like to start with an anecdote? And if so, what is this story?

Hint: What you go for should be connected to the message you will put out there just as this writer has captured beautifully.

 

In some instances, you may use imaginary tales if the church board won’t permit you to use a real life account. But, you shouldn’t give in. You should try to convince them and let them understand why you should use it. If it’s very sensitive, then please stay clear off it.

 

Ok...let's continue reading other aspects of the letter

 

''And this is the reason why I am writing to you now, to request your help, with either a donation of funds or a donation of building material, towards the extending of our Church building. ''

 

Comment: I hate this section for one thing: it lacks specifics. When raising funds, we ask for just one thing at a time. Else you will overwhelm the giver.

 

When asked to make several choices in a letter, the receiver will experience paralysis. This writer asked the recipients to either donate funds or building materials.

 

As i leafed through that portion, i was saying to myself thatI don’t have building materials now! But I can give some few dollars to buy those stuff? I am sure that’s what’s going througn your mind too.

Fundraising letter for church

 

Guess what? One single letter can serve multiple purposes but with caution. For example, if you want to raise funds, then you should profile your members to find out how can sit down and write you checks. Then, you can also figure out from your house file or database those who can contribute the building materials.

 

If everything is lumped together, then your response rate will drop to the ocean floor.

 

Again, if you are asking for money, then you can ask donors to contribute specific amounts like $50, $70, $ 80, $100…etc. Or ask them to give a generous amount. In the fundraising world, specifics always outshine generalities. That’s what most believe people. But you have got to send series of letters to test if that assertion is true since it may not apply to your peculiar situation.

 

Question to ponder over: Do you want your donors to give suggested amounts?

 

Ok... still on other parts of the letter

 

For the past two years now we have placed great emphasis on attracting and building our number of youth members, as we believe that that the youth in any church is of extreme importance! I'm sure you know of how important the youth is to any community... They are the future after all.

This development has been a great success and our youth group has slowly grown to a number that we can now be proud of! But unfortunately, it has also grown to a size that we cannot accommodate for anymore in our small Church Building. So the time has now come for us to do some developments and extend the building.

 

 

Comments: Most people don’t share it. But a great way of getting more from your solicitations is to send out brochures of what their previous or past giving has done.  This project would have achieved maximum impact if they showed how crowded the church is when the youth comes together for service. 

 

We are still on the letter

 

But we can obviously not do this without the help of outside funding. So please would you be able to help us by sponsoring a section of the building extension or by donating some of the building material needed for it!

 

FUNDRAISING sample 3

 

The cost to build this extension is going to be (amount), and to raise these funds we have broken the structure up into five different sections of which we are looking for sponsorships for each! Each section is going to cost (amount for section) and as a reward for sponsoring the section you will receive a plaque placed in the building entrance.

All sponsors will also receive free advertising on our website and in our newsletters.

 

Comments: As you know, those who give always receive. So, it’s imperative that you give frequent donors something as a keepsake. You can’t always be taking from them without giving anything back. So, let me ask you this. What do you intend to give back to your regular donors as well after you’ve gotten their donations? That’s something you should seriously consider as put your campaign together.

 

We are still on the letter

 

By sponsoring and helping us build this extension you will be helping the kids in such a big way! Being a Christian yourself, I am sure you will understand the importance of giving our children a good grounding in our beliefs about Christ and the Lord, and this is what our Church's main goal is! We want to teach the children in the best way possible and help them to develop into strong and honest Christian adults.

 

With this new extension we will be able to provide for these kids in a much better way. There will be no more interruptions or cancellations due to weather, the cold during winter will be less of an issue, and quite simply an indoors building with seats and proper facilities will just mean so much for the children, they will feel so much more wanted!

 

As Sally Galtrea, a 12 year girl from our youth, says, "Sunday school is something which I can't wait for each week. I get to see all my friends, laugh, play and learn about Jesus! The stories that are told are so exciting and I love learning about Jesus and all the things he did. He is my Superhero! But then there are some days when the weather is ugly and our Sunday school gets cancelled... Those are my boring Sundays."

So by helping us build on to our Church you will be providing a huge service to all the children, like Sally, at our Sunday school. Please either sponsor a section of our building or donate building material towards it.

 

If you would like to sponsor then please contact myself, Gary Redman, on (Phone number), or via email at gary@stainton-baptist.com . We have plans to start construction on the 04 May, so please could you RSVP by the 20 April as there will still be much planning to be done!

I thank you for the time you have taken to read this letter.

 

Yours sincerely,

Gary Redman

P.S. Please remember that by helping us build this extension to our Church, you will not only be doing a big favour towards our Youth Group, but will also be helping the entire Church, its organization and members.

This is because the extension will also be used for many other things, other than Sunday school, like all meetings, band practices, fundraising events and much more. So please help us out!

 

Comments: The conclusion of your letter should remind them why it is so essential that they look into their wallets and give to support the work of the Lord. Here, you can reiterate if you want them to give suggested amounts or leave it open. Again, it should include ways they can reach you and who the contact person is.

Donation letter for church trips

Let’s face it. One of the most difficult letters you'll ever write is a fundraising or charity letter because most folks hate it when they have to part with money. However, when we ask for cash and use it well for causes so dear to the hearts of donors, they are likely to give their cash and time to support your charity in good times and bad.

Over the years, psychologists have found that donors are moved not by what they read or hear per se. But when certain psychological triggers are applied to your message, donors are moved to support your cause even if the economy is not so great.

When you work with us to craft your fundraising or donation letter, we’ll collaborate to make sure your donors receive not just another letter, but a compelling one that moves the donor to give to your organization generously.

By clicking here to fill out this simple and short form, you are a step away from getting help with your letter.

After you’ve filled it out, we will get in touch with you so we can take it from there and work together to create a truly irresistible donor-centered letter that will make you smiling the entire bank.

What are you waiting for? Just fill out this simple and short form to get started. That's the first step to receiving your letter.

Satisfaction guaranteed for mother of the groom

Ok, I am Interested, What’s the Cost?

You don’t have to give any $$$$ now!

Why? Are you guys serious? Are you not kidding?

No, we are very serious about this as we want you to collaborate with you so you can be happy with the letter.

After we have delivered your letter, then you name a fair price for it! That’s all!  So, you better not joke with this amazing offer! We are very serious about this!

Oh Ok, How Then Do I Get Started Since I Want To Get On Board Right Away?

All you have to do RIGHT NOW is to click on this link to receive an easy-to-fill-in questionnaire in your email to get started.

  1. So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR LETTER/SPEECH BY FILLING OUT A SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE— -you name a fair price after your letter has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just give whatever amount you want to.
  2. After that, we will send you a very short and simple questionnaire to fill out!
  3. Then, you have it sent back to us via email
  4. If something is not too clear, we will ask you to clarify.
  5. If not, we will send you a wonderful draft.
  6. Then, you look it over and tell us if you are okay with it or you want to amend it till you are happy with it — although we always get it right even with the first draft.
  7. Then, we ask you to name a fair price for it!

So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR LETTER OR SPEECH BY FILLING OUT A SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE — -you name a fair price after your letter has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind! You just name a fair price for your letter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lifetime achievement award acceptance speech: How to easily write a memorable and inspiring award acceptance speech that will endear you to your audience like never before

 

If you are looking for tips and ideas to help you write a very inspiring lifetime award acceptance speech, then you are at the right place at the right time.

Just give me a few minutes of your time and I will share with you everything you should know about sharing your wisdom through your lifetime award achievement award speech.

 

AWARD sample 4

 

Now, let’s start with this. Nothing compares to the pride and joy of working so hard for many years and being presented with a lifetime achievement award. A distinctive honor and privilege, right?  Of course! But such an award doesn’t come on a silver platter.

 

Sidney never thought someday he too would honored by his country and even be presented with one. Life was quite hard for him and his family back in the 1940’s.

 

His parents moved to the USA before he was born in 1927. He was the youngest son of seven children. He was a premature baby and was not expected to survive but his parents nursed him to health.

 

When his parents arrived in Miami, they were farm hands and worked to sell tomatoes and other farm produce to wholesalers in Miami and beyond.    Growing up, Sidney lived with his brother’s large family but found it impossible to adjust to the racism in the Jim Crow era.

 

When he was 16 years old, he moved to New York City where he held a string of jobs as a dishwasher even as he honed his acting skills on the side. His first attempt at acting failed due to his inability to fluently read his script.

 

After a series of failures and rejections, he retreated to perfect his acting talents further and ended up playing leading roles in a 1949 movie ‘’ Edge of The City’’ that the industry couldn’t ignore. 

 

Sidney Poitier eventually won so many awards and recognitions (including a presidential medal of freedom given by President Obama) that in 1999, the Screen Actors Guild Awards honored him with a lifetime achievement award.

 

At that event, he delivered a very thoughtful and emotional lifetime achievement award acceptance speech I would like to share with you. I hope it inspires you to come up with your own script.

 

Here you go:

 

Lifetime Achievement Award Speech Example/Sample by Sidney Poitier

I came from a faraway place, across 73 years to stand here tonight. And here, at the outset, I wish to state clearly that mine was not a solo flight. I’ve had company all the way here, because the hands of many people go into the making of a life.

First among all my traveling companions across the years was a mother and a father who brought me as far as they could over the rockiest of roads – when they had to stop to take their rest - they sent me on with the hope that Guardian Angels along the way would keep an eye on me.

 

Though I never saw even one of them, I knew they were there doing exactly that. Because of countless numbers of them keeping an eye on me, I’ve grown to be an aged person in this business. Therefore, to accept this honor with the grace it deserves I must share it – first with those unknown forces who have been keeping an eye on me; and then with my Mom and Dad who believed in them and in me.

 

Needless to say that my heartfelt thanks and deepest appreciation also go to that small distinguished collection of filmmakers who were the engines behind the incredible journey of 51 years that I was privileged to make as a professional actor in American motion pictures. They were producers, directors, and writers who needed the world to be better than it was and had the courage to take a hand in shaping it.

 

Without them standing tall in difficult times, some of us might be in different places than we are, especially me. They were, unquestionably, traveling companions all; yet, each was on a journey of his own. I’m hopeful that history will never let it be forgotten that they passed this way.

 

Finally, to my fellow actors with whom I worked whose individual brilliance made me look good enough to be thought of for this most distinguished honor; a special thanks to each and every one of you.

 

Along the way I have accumulated no words of wisdom; and have, therefore, arrived with no message of importance. But I will leave you with a simple observation: The rewards were in the journey and there were many. Because of my traveling companions, the world is better than it was. And because of many of you, I am confident it will be better than it is. Thank you

 

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I am sure you enjoyed reading that address and you are wondering how you can also write something like that, if not better.  I am happy to share a few proven tips and ideas to help you write whatever lifetime achievement award acceptance speech you have in mind.

 

On the surface of things, writing such an example seems like a cinch. But putting that together involves more than the eyes can ever see. There are actually a few steps you have to follow if you want to come up with great and cool ideas to enhance your message.

 

If you have never delivered such a speech before, you might find yourself going through reams of information before you really find something that is not only acceptable but also worthy of your attention.   You need not worry about spending so much time looking for the right ideas because videos can give you a fair idea of what to say and what not to say.

 

Hence, I always recommend that you first watch a couple of video clips. There are so many of such clips on youtube.com and other video sharing platforms.

 

But it’s always best to narrow down and pick the good ones that resonate strongly with you. For example, if you are nurse and are going to be honored with a lifetime award, then you obviously should type in something like: ‘’nursing lifetime achievement award acceptance speech’’ into the search bar and the best videos will pop up first.

Lifetime achievement award sampples and examples

If you are honored for your lifetime contribution in say business, then you should use these keywords: ‘’ business lifetime achievement award acceptance speech’’ I hope that gives you an idea of how to get the best videos you want.

 

By the way, I got these videos for you. You should have your notepad or journal by your side. Then, spend a few minutes watching them, and write down ideas that jump out at you. It’s that simple!

 

Here you go:

 

Lifetime achievement award acceptance speech example: video #1

 

 

Lifetime achievement award acceptance speech sample: video #2

 

 

 

Video examples are not the only helpful resources you can use. Well-written speech examples can also help you to easily and quickly write a stellar lifetime achievement award acceptance speech because they contain several ideas and tips you can adapt for your own presentation.

 

Now, I am going to share with two (2) expertly crafted examples.  Afterward, I will break one of them into bits and pieces so you can figure out how to start and end an inspiring lifetime achievement award speech like a pro even if you are not great with words.

 

 

Here is the first written sample: Lifetime Achievement Award Achievement Speech….Example #1

 

John Doerr NVCA lifetime achievement award acceptance speech

Monday, March 11th 2019

On February 27, 2019, John Doerr was honored by the NVCA with its Lifetime Achievement Award in venture capital. The Award honors those who have made significant contributions to foster innovation, advance technology and drive new company formation.

 

Thank you Mary. And thanks to all of my partners, to the founders we serve, to all the friends here tonight, and to Bobby and the NVCA team. Also, I want to thank all the members of the Academy, my mother, and of course all of tonight's award winners.

 

I'm going to tell you the story of two mentors (and one very fortunate mentee — that's me, the luckiest engineer from St. Louis, Missouri). I came to Silicon Valley in 1974 with $50, no job, and no place to live. I interviewed with all the venture capitalists for a summer internship, hoping to learn about starting companies. And just what do you think happened? You guessed it: They all turned me down — wisely.

 

But Brook Byers agreed to meet while running around Stanford's track. He told me, "John, forget VC, and get a real job at a tech company, like Intel." We stayed in touch. Five years later, I left Intel to work for Frank Caufield and Brook Byers, reviewing business plans and, with their support, writing my own business plan.

Frank and Brook took a big chance, and they promised to back my dream to start a venture. Together we started Silicon Compilers, and @Home. But those are stories for another night.  Since 1980, we've also started 29 Kleiner funds, with three generations of leaders raising over $11 billion.

 

I'm incredibly proud of the latest, Kleiner Perkins 18, which is led by Ted, Mamoon, Wen, Ilya, Bucky, and joined by Annie, Monica, and Josh. I'm also very proud of the Kleiner alumni who in aggregate have raised nearly $2 billion in 10 new funds. I'll shout out those with us tonight: Kevin & Doug at Radar; Aileen with Cowboy; Beth with West Lake; Lynne with Define; Mary, Noah, Mood and Juliet with Bond; and Joe Lacob's Warriors Innovation fund! What an amazing alumni network.

 

Years ago, Andy Grove at Intel gave me a great gift which I offer to you tonight. It's a handbook, a dozen stories about goal setting called "Measure What Matters" — what matters for your firm, your ventures, or even your family. Do grab a copy on your way out this evening.

 

It is dedicated to two mentors who left us too soon, opening with Andy Grove, and closing with Coach Bill Campbell. You know, we are discouraged from bringing love into a business setting — but that was Bill's most distinguishing trait. Somehow the Coach was always your best friend.

 

His tough love inspired everyone from Steve Jobs to the third graders at Sacred Heart. And me. Bill Campbell was the ultimate player-coach. The servant leader. And a great model for us who want to be "servant VCs". We have an awesome opportunity to serve entrepreneurs, our country, and the fragile, threatened planet we call home.

To those of you early in your VC career, choose and focus on a field where you can differentiate and serve with distinction. Network like crazy. Incubate a venture with co-founders — as Swanson did with Genentech, or Byers with Hybritech. Take a sabbatical, gain startup experience ...and respect for it.

Assist entrepreneurs as a business builder, not a buyer and/or seller.

And don't lose your soul in the chase for "deals" — indeed, don't talk or even think that way. Because as we all know, those "deals" are in fact the hopes and dreams of the founders who will change the world.

I'm an optimist. I believe there are very few problems that can't be solved by leaders and teams who share the right goals for the right reasons.

Friends, even as we worship together at the altar of innovation, let's never forget: ideas are easy, execution is everything. And it takes a team to win.

Thank you

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Now, let’s move on to the second example: Lifetime Achievement Award Achievement Speech…Example #2

Delivered by Roberto Ricossa while receiving the Award at the Frost & Sullivan Gala in 2015.

Roberto Ricossa - Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2015

 

Good evening, boa noite, muy buenas noches a todos

It is a great pleasure and an honor for me to be with all of you tonight, on this very special occasion.  

Lifetime achievement award

I want to start by thanking Dave and the entire staff at Frost & Sullivan for this humbling recognition, as well as all of my colleagues, friends and of course my family: my beautiful twin girls Monica and Pia, and especially my wife Monica, for always being there for me, and most importantly for being here tonight celebrating with me.

 

Without all of you, nothing is possible, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you (Monica) and thank you all.

 

When I first got the call that I was being nominated for a Lifetime achievement award, I thought.. What? A Lifetime Achievement award? That is typically for old people.. People who's careers are at the tail end... Why me? And then I got interviewed a couple of times by Melody, an analyst from Frost, whom with for some reason we started talking about age...so, suddenly she told me she was around 24 years old.

 

And then when she asked me how old I was, I said .. I'm 46. Which she replied.. "Oh! That's so funny, My Dad is 46 as well!" And at THAT time I understood everything about the lifetime achievement award and why I was receiving it!  

 

So anyhow, when I reflect back into the various roles and situations I've been through and the people I've had the pleasure to work with I thought: what is the common thread in all? And so I came up with my very own formula for success and these has 4 basic learnings or recommendations: 

 

First and foremost, be passionate. You cannot be successful in anything unless you are passionate about something. And by passionate I mean consistently passionate, not only on the good times, but most importantly on the not so good times when passionate leadership is needed the most. 

 

I went through good and bad times, company mergers, acquisitions and even bankruptcies. And in all, there is always something to learn and experience as long as you have the passion to want to keep on going forward and inspire others. Inspire others not only to follow you, but inspire them to follow their own dreams.

 

Second, care for others. You can never be successful by yourself. A true leader is not only one that is always open and frank with others and gets the best by developing other leaders, but most importantly, one that genuinely cares for others.  

 

And here, I want to thank the many folks I've worked with throughout time and that have always pushed me to be better, every time. Because of that, you not only helped me be a better leader, but most importantly to be a better person.  

 

Third, attitude. Be positive, don't look at the “why not” or the “I can't”... But always look into HOW can I make it happen and find a way to do it.  

That's exactly why I start my mornings with a "good morning in the morning"... because I want to make every morning a good morning and then turn it into a wonderful day, and son on!  

 

And last but not least, stay true to the real objective of why WE ALL work so hard. The true Ultimate Goal: Your Family 

 

You can change jobs, roles, and trust me, everything will keep on changing around you, but at the end of your day, your family is what stays with you forever. Don't let a single day go by without you being WITH THEM AND FOR THEM... THAT is what matters the most.  

 

So, bottom line...if you have the passion, if you engage and care for others with the right attitude and always keep your ultimate objective in mind, you and your family will be happy.  

And that, when you boil it down to the essence, is the ultimate lifetime achievement GOAL we should all aspire to reach... 

So Be happy, life is good!

Thank You very much!

 

I am sure you will agree with me when I say that both are great examples of what lifetime achievement award acceptance speeches should be like.

 

Ok, let’s start by analyzing the second example. I don’t know about you. But I remember back in High School, my English tutor used to say that there are three main sections of an essay or speech…Do you have any idea what they are?

 

Ok, every write-up has an introduction, body, and conclusion. If you go back and read both examples, you will realize that all the three elements are inherently present in all the examples on this page.  

 

Ok…let’s start by looking at the introduction. Let’s recap parts of it so you can understand better how to write a great opener.

 

'' Good evening, boa noite, muy buenas noches a todos

It is a great pleasure and an honor for me to be with all of you tonight, on this very special occasion.  

I want to start by thanking Dave and the entire staff at Frost & Sullivan for this humbling recognition, as well as all of my colleagues, friends and of course my family: my beautiful twin girls Monica and Pia, and especially my wife Monica, for always being there for me, and most importantly for being here tonight celebrating with me.  Without all of you, nothing is possible, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you (Monica) and thank you all...''

 

Now, let me ask you this question. Was there anything you noticed about that extract?  Most speeches begin with a note of appreciation. However, there are several other unique and appealing ways of starting your introduction as it's primary purpose is to hook the audience into your presentation.

 

Let’s look at some tried and tested ways of starting your speech with a bang.

 

First, you can talk about how you felt when you were called up for the award or even when you received a note that you would be honored for your specialty. It's depicted in this example. 

I stand here amazed at the sea of faces I see here tonight. I know it is your expression of love and kind regard towards me.

Thank you very much for being here when you had the choice to stay back home due to the rains pouring down outside.

I would like to thank the Management Association for selecting me for the Best Entrepreneur Award.

 

Second, you can start off with a question someone asked about what you do. And you can see that amplified in the next example by Lois Lowry.

 

“How do you know where to start?” a child asked me once, in a schoolroom, where I’d been speaking to her class about the writing of books.

I shrugged and smiled and told her that I just start wherever it feels right. This evening it feels right to start by quoting a passage from The Giver, a scene set during the days in which the boy, J onas, is beginning to look more deeply into the life that has been very superficial, beginning to see that his own past goes back farther than he had ever known and has greater implications than he had ever suspected…..

 

Third, you can start on a tone of humility as Aedhmar Hynes did in her speech.

 

''Thank you so much for this honor. I am truly humbled to be in the company of people who have inspired me, who have helped shape my thinking,who have helped me realize the potential of our profession to truly make a difference.

Thanks to the Arthur W. Page Society, I am fortunate to consider so many members friends. In particular, I would like to acknowledge the chairmen -- Roger Bolton, Maril McDonald, Jon Iwata, Bill Margaritas, Gary Sheffer and now Dave Samson -- with whom I have had the honor of serving as a member of the Trustee committee.''

 

Fourth, you can start with a funny comment like Roberto Ricossa for his lifetime achievement speech.

 

 ''I want to start by thanking Dave and the entire staff at Frost & Sullivan for this humbling recognition, as well as all of my colleagues, friends and of course my family: my beautiful twin girls Monica and Pia, and especially my wife Monica, for always being there for me, and most importantly for being here tonight celebrating with me,.

Without all of you, nothing is possible, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you (Monica) and thank you all.

When I first got the call that I was being nominated for a Lifetime achievement award, I thought.. What? A Lifetime Achievement award? That is typically for old people.. People who's careers are at the tail end... Why me? And then I got interviewed a couple of times by Melody, an analyst from Frost, whom with for some reason we started talking about age...so, suddenly she told me she was around 24 years old... And then when she asked me how old I was, I said .. I'm 46. Which she replied.. "Oh! That's so funny, My Dad is 46 as well!" 

 

 

Now, let’s see…

 

How You Can Write the Body of Your Speech

The body is undoubtedly the easiest part you can write. But with so many years of memories distilled into a very short presentation, it can get really hard if not overwhelming to know which anecdotes you can draw from.

 

The trick here is to first create an outline for your lifetime achievement award speech before fill the gaps in. How do you do that?  Here are some simple you can simply follow to bring your ideas on board even if you are not a great writer.

 

First, focus on the kind of message you wish to deliver? Here are pointers to help you chose which type you really want to go with?

  1. Do wish to use the storytelling approach? If you want it to sound funny, you can include one or two hilarious moments.
  2. Do you want to share with the audience what the journey has been like? Can you share the high and low moments of your personal or professional life?
  3. Since you’ve been in the game for long, you can probably do a little introspection and share the lessons learned. What do you think though?

 

Here’s how Roberto Ricossa captured it in the above example.

 

‘’ So anyhow, when I reflect back into the various roles and situations I've been through and the people I've had the pleasure to work with I thought: what is the common thread in all? And so I came up with my very own formula for success and these has 4 basic learnings or recommendations’’

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Well, if you can expertly combine a. b. c ideas to write something epic, then your speech will be a massive hit.

 

And with that, let’s look at...

 

How to Write the Ending Of Your Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech

I cringe when most speakers end their speeches with such clichés as: ‘’Thank you’’, ‘’Thank you for listening’’ ‘’Thanks for your time’’ There is nothing wrong with that. But you can always go further to make your closing remarks stand out by delivering something that’s out of the ordinary.  

There are actually a few tips to help you wrap up on a very memorable note and I am happy to share just a few with you.

 

First, you can share your optimism for the future as captured in the following example.

 

Paul Polman's four CRITICAL messages for all businesses:

Polman ended his acceptance speech with four “critical points” that he believes all business should champion now and in the future:

1) Do things differently - “We need to redefine what critical boundaries look like and work in a much higher degree of partnership to reach these tipping points. It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

2) Turn the volume up – Polman called on business to get vocal in demanding new policies are introduced that enable an accelerated transition to a green economy.

3) Put people first – Polman said that behind every stat was an individual and that people were suffering because of a collective “ineptitude to take action”. He called on attendees to be courageous when putting people at the heart to everything a business does.

4) Take individual responsibilities – Alluding to the old proverb No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible, Polman said that individual actions can change the world and kickstart new agendas. It is the role of the sustainability professional to step up, he said.

... And, for any sustainability professional that feels the task at hand is too daunting, Polman did have one final message: "If any of us think that they are too small to make a difference, I encourage you to go to bed with a mosquito in the room and you’ll see the difference! I can only ask you to ramp up your ambitions, set your goals high and hopefully we can create a world one day where we leave no one behind.”

 

Second, this is not actually done. But you can take questions from the floor. Your audience can tap into your rich experience and learn from you. 

Third, anything that comes to your mind? You just have to do a little brainstorming and you will get them.

How to write a lifetime achievement award

Dear Award Winner,

Let’s face it. One of the most prized possessions you will ever get in life is to be rewarded for a job well done.

It gets even sweeter when you have worked hard so hard your whole life and have been recognized for making a positive contribution to humanity.

Nonetheless, it’s not an easy thing when you are asked to deliver a few remarks after receiving your award. Your audience love, admire and respect you and are expecting you to tell them how you made it.

With all eyes on you and everyone applauding you for your excellent work, you might be a blubbering idiot if you don’t prepare very well ahead of time or even decide to wing it. No matter what you feel about speaking in public, you can make a difference if we work together with you.

If you have never made one before, then we are giving you a chance to come up with something inspiring and memorable without pulling your hair out!

Want to get on board? You should by first filling out this simple and short questionnaire.

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