Immediately after a disaster, governmental agencies, volunteers and non-profits respond en masse to the affected area. These entities provide essential health and human services. In turn, granting organizations support these first responders by offering grants for general expenses and specific special interests.
Thoughtful holiday gifts are followed by heartfelt Thank You cards. We were taught how to thank Aunt Edna for the new pajamas, but it’s unlikely we were coached on the best way to thank funders who respond positively to our grant requests. Not only are well-directed thank-you communications polite, they help build an ongoing relationship to support future funding. While a Thank You note is nice, there are even more effective strategies. Consider these five additional approaches.