Essential Fundraising Resources

Templates and Samples to Simplify Camp Fundraising Efforts

Check here for fundraising tools - templates and samples - to help you get the most out of your fundraising efforts without demanding too much of your time, energy, and attention.

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ASK: Sample Spring E-Appeal

The days leading up to camp offer a great opportunity for alumni to recall the excitement they felt counting the days and dreaming of getting back to camp. You can call on those happy memories in a spring email appeal.  

Keep in mind: an enticing Subject line helps ensure that more people will see your appeal. Use the word “You” or your recipient’s first name if your data allows. Ask a Question – “Do You Remember That Feeling?” - that will provoke the reader’s curiosity enough to open the message. 

ToolSample Spring E-Appeal

THANK: Sample Spring Gift Acknowledgement

How often do you update your gift acknowledgement letters/emails?

The lead up to camp is a perfect opportunity for a refresh that doesn’t sound like a generic letter that any nonprofit could send. Here’s a template you could start with and tweak to include your camp’s unique messaging. 

Tool: Sample Spring Gift Acknowledgement

REPORT: Sample Text/Email/Social Media Post

Stewarding donors means confirming, informing, and affirming. Reporting impact doesn’t have to mean a fancy printed publication or highly designed infographics. 

You can send a short message – include a photo – via email, text, or social media. It can be as simple as this: 

Tool: Sample text/email/social media post: 

There’s only XX days until camp opens. We can’t wait until our campers discover the new XXXXXXXXXX we’ve added this summer. Thanks to generous friends like you, summer '23 will be the best ever at Camp Name!