The Tale of Two Thank You Notes
Organization #2: A month later, I received an unexpected Christmas card. In it were two different heartfelt thank yous from two employees of the organization. You can see it below.
What made it different?
1. It was obvious that the two people (thanks JP and Peter!) took time to write to me.
2. I was not one of a bunch of people who had to be hurriedly thanked to make a deadline.
3. They thought about what they were saying.
4. It felt (and was) personal.
Which of the two do you think I will save and savor?
It’s great to send thank yous. It really is.
Remember though, what you say in that thank you note can keep your donor or giver wrapped in a warm glow for a very long time.
Don’t rush the thank you.
Be in the moment.
And be grateful.
Want some ideas on how to write the perfect thank you letter?
Take a look at:
Opening Lines: More Important than You Think
A Thank You that Broke (Some of) the Rules
Four Ways to Write a Right Thank You Letter
A Thank You Letter that Says "Wow!"
Cesie Delve Scheuermann (pronounced “CC Delv Sherman,” yes, really) is a Stewardship Consultant for the OR-ID Annual Conference. She is also a Senior Ministry Strategist with Horizons Stewardship. For 25 years, while working as a volunteer and part-time consultant, she has helped raise over three million dollars for numerous churches and non-profit organizations. She thinks it's never too late to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here’s the Rev. Al Green leaving it all on the table with “A Change is Gonna Come.”
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