Please consider helping a humble researcher out! I need examples of nonprofit appeal letters (fundraising direct mail). Would you be willing to email me copies of any and all appeal letters created by your nonprofit?
If you are interested in sharing your letters with me, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or let me know how I can reach you.
Why I need them: I'm doing a master's thesis in Community Development at South Dakota State University. In order to study the differences between appeal letters created by larger development shops and appeal letters created by smaller development shops, I need to collect a body of appeal letters to analyze. I promise to not share or use the letters beyond the scope of the research project. Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts on this! Here's some interesting information I've uncovered so far in my research -- "How Social Scientists Can Help You Write Better Fundraising Letters" -- How social scientists can help you write better fundraising letters: Top 10 tips from peer-reviewed academic research