Donation letters are one way of reaching out to people to help you with your cause or mission. To write an effective donation letter it is important to reach out and make an impact on the readers, so that they are moved to help you with your cause.
At the outset, establish your credibility. It is good to write these letters on a formal letter-head. In the first paragraph, introduce yourself and your organization. The body of the letter must elaborate on the cause for which you are seeking donation. It is best to quote how donations in the past have helped in specific cases. By giving examples of real-life cases you can add authenticity to your cause as well appeal to the reader�s sensibilities. Briefly explain how you are going to make use of the donation. When you give a systematic account of all these details, it is sure to impress the reader and the letters can become more effective.
Keep the tone of the letters polite and courteous. As you are signing off remember to thank the readers for their time and effort in going through your letter.