Fundraising Email

Important Instructions

Effective Fundraising Email

Suggested subject line for the email: My Upcoming Volunteering in Ghana/India/Honduras (select your location)

Dear <INSERT NAME>

I'm excited to report that I have been selected as a Unite For Sight Global Impact Fellow, and I will participate at <INSERT EYE CLINIC NAME> in <INSERT COUNTRY> during <INSERT PROGRAM DATES>.  Unite For Sight (www.uniteforsight.org) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is the world's leader in socially responsible, effective volunteering and also a leader in providing high quality, cost-effective care to the world's poorest people. To date, Unite For Sight has provided eye care services to 1.7 million patients, including more than 64,000 sight-restoring surgeries. While abroad, I will participate daily with the local ophthalmologists, local optometrists, and local ophthalmic nurses to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye care for patients living in extreme poverty.

As a Unite For Sight Global Impact Fellow, I am fundraising at least $1800 to provide eye care for patients living in extreme poverty, but I hope to raise much more.  I would be so grateful for your support.  The average cost of a cataract surgery is $50, which means that $50 will enable someone who is blind to have their sight restored, and $250 enables five people to have their sight restored.  Can you imagine impacting another person’s life in a more significant way?  Any help is appreciated, and no amount will go unnoticed.  100% of your tax-deductible donation to Unite For Sight goes directly to restoring sight for patients living in extreme poverty.  Unite For Sight is one of only a handful of organizations worldwide that uses 100% of all donations for its programs.  You will not find an organization that is more efficient and responsible with every dollar donated. 

I would be grateful for your support of Unite For Sight to provide eye care to many more patients living in extreme poverty.  My goal is to raise at least $5,000, which will provide 100 sight-restoring surgeries. By raising $5,000, I would also receive a volunteer of the year award from Unite For Sight. You may donate through my online fundraising page at <INSERT LINK, or shorten link at http://tinyurl.com/>

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.  I look forward to whatever support you can provide, and I look forward to sharing my Ghana/Honduras/India experiences with you!

Love/Warmest Regards/Fondly/or select another closing,
<insert your name>