Email templates to share your project

Not sure how to word an email to your friends and family about your project? Check out these examples of DonorsChoose.org teachers spreading the word about their projects. Take a look and see if you find any that might resonate with your own friends, family or local community, and for a bit of bonus reading, check out our ultimate guide to email fundraising.

Promo Code Announcement
Hey Tasha,

I'm working on getting a set of netbooks (laptops) for the 8th grade. Can you help me out? My project was just approved and posted on DonorsChoose.org. Here’s my classroom request:

[ADD A LINK TO YOUR PROJECT]


To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the promo code [ADD THE CODE] on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through [DATE – e.g. November 15]. Your gift will help me, my current students, and future students tremendously. I would be very grateful if you would pass on this message to anyone else who could help.

David


Promo Code Announcement 2 (very cute!)
Hi Friends,

Exciting news from my 1st grade classroom… we’re ready for a read-along center! This school year (and for years to come), I want to ensure that my students have what they need to succeed, so I've created a request on a 501(c)3 charity website called DonorsChoose.org.

I'm writing to ask for any donations possible for my students - no matter the size (seriously, every little bit counts). This week only, any donation you make to my project will be doubled if you enter the code [ADD THE CODE] at checkout!

If you can't donate anything at this time, no worries... just share this information with anyone who you know is passionate about education. Your donation will have a direct impact on at least 20 students this year and you'll hear back from our class about your impact!

Here’s my classroom request:

[ADD A LINK TO YOUR PROJECT]

Please feel free to send me any questions you may have, and know that my students and I greatly appreciate your support.

Thank you again!

 

Promo Code Announcement 3 (a little less direct)

Hello all,

I'm trying to raise money for a class set of five books for my 6th graders. Currently my project is on DonorsChoose.org. For the next 6 days, DonorsChoose will match ANY donation made to my class if you enter the code [ADD THE CODE] before checkout. If you have the time and the funds, we would really appreciate a donation. Even $1 will help (because really it will be $2 when DonorsChoose matches it). Please do not feel obligated to donate.

Link to my project: [ADD A LINK TO YOUR PROJECT]

Thanks for reading, and thank you so much for donating if you are able to! Also, if you know of someone who might be interested in donating, please feel free to forward this email. There are thousands of teachers all over the country on this site, so it might be cool to check out what teachers in your area need. Even the smallest bit helps!

Thank you guys,
Kali

 

Promo Code Follow Up 
Dear all,

There is only one more day to donate to my project and get the funding doubled! Please follow the instructions below if you are willing to do so. If you have donated already or cannot donate, thank you for listening and/or spreading this email around.

Brian

Here’s my classroom request:

[ADD A LINK TO YOUR PROJECT]


The [ADD THE CODE] promo code will double your donation through tonight (the last day for matching donations is next Friday, October 19th).

 

Double Your Impact Announcement

Subject: Doubled donations when you help my students today!

Hi Friends,

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I've created a classroom project request through DonorsChoose.org, an award-winning charity.

Donations of any size will help my kids. Right now, any contribution you make to my project will be doubled by [INSERT PARTNER NAME]. Your donation will brighten my students' school year, and you'll get heartfelt thank yous from my class and photos of your gift in action.

Here's my classroom request: [ADD A LINK TO YOUR PROJECT]

To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, just make a contribution on that project page - donations will be doubled automatically, but only while funding lasts.

If you know anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along. My students and I greatly appreciate your support.

Thank you guys,