Fundraising Email Examples

Detailed Fundraising email appeal

Dear Family & Friends,

I’m going to Plunge with a Purpose - to encourage inclusion and change the way that people think about and treat individuals with intellectual disabilities.  On [Plunge date] you'll find me taking a quick dip in the chilly waters of [Plunge location].  Funds raised from the Polar Plunge will help us transform our communities and enhance the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports.  

Sign up to Polar Plunge and join me! Scared of cold water? Then sign up as a chicken (no Plunging involved!) or donate to my fundraising efforts! I have committed to raise [how much money your goal is] for these athletes, and I need your help. No donation is too small, and all directly benefit the Northern California athletes.

My fundraising page can be found at [LINK]

If you would like to Plunge with me, you can register today at www.SacPolarPlunge.com.  My team name is [insert your team name here], and anyone can join!

Thank you for supporting me and Special Olympics Northern California!

Quick and Easy

Dear Family & Friends,

I’m going to Plunge with a Purpose - to encourage inclusion and change the way that people think about and treat individuals with intellectual disabilities.  On [date] you'll find me taking a quick dip in the chilly waters of [Plunge location].  Funds raised from the Polar Plunge will help us transform our communities and enhance the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports.  

I've set a monetary goal of [indicate your fundraising goal].  Can I count on you to support my fundraising efforts?  No donation is too small and every dollar counts!  

Second-Round Fundraising Email Example

Dear friends and family,

It’s me again, asking you to donate to my Polar Plunge on behalf of the 22,780 athletes of Special Olympics Northern California. I’ve currently raised $[INSERT HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE RAISED] and I want to do more.  Can I count on you to support me?  Whether it’s $5 or more, every dollar counts.  Simply click on my fundraising link to make your donation - [INSERT YOUR FUNDRAISING LINK].

Where exactly does your donation go?
To Special Olympics Northern California – a nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities, along with educational programs and health resources, to more than 22.780 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Why should you donate?
Because every donation helps to change and improve lives. Through Special Olympics, these athletes develop self-confidence, lifelong friendships, and skills for the future. These skills carry over into their everyday lives, whether that be at home, at school, or the workplace.  

Thank you again!

 

Email to Get People to Join Your Team

Dear Family & Friends,

Do you have plans on [DATE OF YOUR PLUNGE]? If not, I invite you to join me and Plunge with a Purpose for Special Olympics Northern California! I’m signed up and would love for you to join my team – [TEAM NAME HERE]!  Funds raised from the Polar Plunge will help us transform our communities and enhance the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports.  If you want to sign up, please click here! [LINK TO YOUR TEAM PAGE HERE]

How Does the Polar Plunge Work?
1) You sign up with my team (or start your own)
2) Fundraise a minimum of $125, which directly benefits Special Olympics athletes! 
3) Enjoy a great morning at the Plunge! We’ll enjoy the Plunge festivities and then jump into the icy waters of [Plunge location] and share braggin’ rights with other brave water warriors!

What’s in It for You?
You’ll have a great time at the Plunge! By fundraising the $125, you get to Plunge, receive a long sleeve T-shirt and a pre-Plunge breakfast consisting of a hearty breakfast burrito, chips, salsa and guacamole.  There are even more incentives for you if you go above and beyond the $125 level!  Of course the greatest incentive of all is knowing that you will be helping Special Olympics create a positive impact on children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Not a water warrior but still want to help?  Register as a chicken and you'll be excused from getting wet but still earn all in the incentives as everyone else.  Here’s the link to join my team one more time – [INSERT YOUR LINK HERE]. Hope you’ll join us!

 

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