Sample ‘Thank You’ email text

Please note: These examples of “thank-you” messages (which appear near the top of email receipts that are sent to donors) are taken from actual Givebutter campaigns. They are provided here just to give an idea of tone and ways to accurately describe your Local News Fund campaign when addressing your community. We strongly suggest that you write your own thank you message, guided by these examples. LMF will review all campaign content to ensure it complies with program rules and our obligations as a 501(c)(3).


Participants: This is the message that appears on top of email receipts sent to your donors.

Default ‘Thank You’ text

Please accept our sincere appreciation for your generous personal donation to support {Example Campaign} — 2022 Local News Fund, via the Local Media Foundation. We are most grateful for your commitment to help our local news teams [insert fund focus]. 

Please keep this written acknowledgment of your donation for your tax records.

Thank you again for your generous support of local news. 

Respectfully,

Name Goeshere

Title

{Example Publication}

and

Nancy Lane

Chief Executive Officer

Local Media Association/Local Media Foundation

The 2022 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation (LMF), a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with Local Media Association. The purpose of the program is to allow independent and family-owned news organizations to solicit tax-deductible donations from their communities for journalism projects that focus on critical local issues. Contributions to this program are tax-deductible to the full extent of U.S. law; please consult a tax advisor for details.

You may choose to add…

If you want to add any kind of call-to-action to the Thank You message, such as an invitation to subscribe to your publication or an e-newsletter, that’s possible — with some limitations.

The Thank You message supports very limited HTML — text styling such as bold or italic, and links. Images are not supported. If you wish to make any changes or additions to the default language, please submit them in HTML format in the Google Form field for Thank You text.

Example of how to include a link using HTML:

Now is the time for all good people to include <a href=”{full link URL}”>links to other sites</a>.

Replace {full link URL} with the complete URL (example: https://www.localmedia.org/) of the web page you want to link. In the email message itself, that will look like this:

Now is the time for all good people to include links to other sites.

Examples

Dear Reader,

Thank you for supporting The Bradenton Herald with your donation to the Local Media Foundation. With help from supporters like you, readers of The Bradenton Herald will continue to have access to critical local news coverage. 

We’re so grateful for your support. Thank you, again, for supporting local journalism.

Please keep this written acknowledgment of your donation for your tax records.

Sincerely,


Marc Masferrer

President & Editor, The Bradenton Herald

P.S. Want more local coverage on issues you care about? Sign up for our newsletters on coronavirus and a variety of other topics.

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Dear Reader,

Thank you for supporting The Charlotte Observer with your donation to the Local Media Foundation. Please keep this written acknowledgment of your donation for your tax records.

With help from supporters like you, readers of The Charlotte Observer will continue to have access to news about diverse communities in Charlotte. And, of course, we’re providing regular COVID-19 developments to keep our community informed and safe. We’re so grateful for your support. Thank you, again, for supporting local journalism.

Please keep this written acknowledgment of your donation for your tax records.

Sincerely,

Sherry Chisenhall

Executive Editor, The Charlotte Observer

P.S. Want more local coverage on issues you care about? Sign up for our newsletters on coronavirus and a variety of other topics. 

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Dear Reader,

Thank you for supporting The Lexington Herald-Leader with your donation to the Local Media Foundation. Please keep this written acknowledgment of your donation for your tax records.

With help from supporters like you, readers of The Lexington Herald-Leader will continue to have access to coverage about diverse communities in Central and Eastern Kentucky. And, of course, we’re providing regular COVID-19 developments to keep our community informed and safe. 

We’re so grateful for your support. Thank you, again, for supporting local journalism.


Sincerely,

Peter Baniak

Editor, The Lexington Herald-Leader

P.S. Want more local coverage on issues you care about? Sign up for our newsletters on coronavirus and a variety of other topics. 

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Dear Reader,

Thank you for supporting The River Newsroom through Local Media Foundation’s Local News Fund. Please keep this written acknowledgment of your donation for your tax records.

Your donation is critical to the expansion of our climate coverage. The Climate Lab is a project dedicated to the original reporting and analysis of how the climate crisis is changing the Hudson Valley and the Catskills region, and the solutions that are helping us prepare for and adapt to that change. 

Learn more about The River Newsroom’s Climate Lab by visiting https://therivernewsroom.com/climate-lab/

Sincerely,Amara Projansky
CEO and Publisher, The River Newsroom