Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A donation success story: Annual Reports

Annual Reports let your donors know they make a difference!

Nancy Tefft, Executive director of Open Arms PCC, knew it would mean a lot for her donors to see exactly what was being accomplished with their money. She also needed them to see how the center's rapid growth was taxing their budget. However, she struggled to find the money to make it possible. She saw our $500 donation offer and sent us this letter:
"Dear Margie,
Our Clinic moved to a new location in December of 2008. Since that time, we've seen incredible growth in the number of clients served, particularly those who are most at-risk (nearly 60% increase in the first 6 months!). For several years I have wanted to provide an annual report, but haven't had the resources to purchase something attractive and appealing. I would like to apply for your material donation to help purchase annual report materials to be used at our Dessert on September 25, 2009. I would love to show our donors how their funds can make a huge difference in this time of growth. Thank you so much for your consideration."
What an exciting time for Open Arms PCC! Naturally, we couldn't wait to help. Margie designed a beautiful annual report for them and got it printed at a great price.
"Please extend our gratitude to all who helped create the beautiful Annual Reports for us. They are so well done and very appealing. I'm truly excited to share them at our Evening of Dessert! Thank you so much for your service to the Lord which blesses so many. You have repeatedly revealed Him through your gifts and service. May He bless you abundantly."
We want to extend OUR thanks to you, Nancy, for letting us work with you on this project. We can't wait to hear what God is going to do through your ministry.

Annual reports are such an important way to keep donors informed of what their money is making possible. Everyone wants to know that their donations are making a difference, if not they make take their money where they feel it will be more effective. Be sure your donors know how much you appreciate them and that they truly make a difference.

Have you applied for our $500 design donation yet? If not download an application or send us an email describing a specific project you need help with and why we should choose your center.

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