Individual Donor Letter

Help Shakespeare Dallas appeal to individual donors with a well-written and persuasive letter template that they can easily modify for specific recipients.
Shakespeare Dallas
Dallas, TX, USA
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Posted January 21st

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Individual Donor Letter

Project Details

What We Need
  • A concise, well-articulated letter (not exceeding two pages) to request funds from individual donors
Additional Details

Even with the challenges of the pandemic, we have an exciting 2021 planned. We need a fresh new donor appeal letter for our spring annual fund campaign.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have past donor letters, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a summary of our 2021 program plans, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,140 , allowing us to focus more energies on new programming and content for children in underserved areas.

Our donors make it possible for us to continue producing high-quality live theatre, serve children in our public schools and offer cultural enrichment for adults.

Project Plan

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Prep: Information Gathering
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the objectives of the project and key audiences
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Milestone 1: Document Creation
  • Professional writes copy aligned with Volunteer Manager's style, tone, clarity, and length
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Milestone 2: Wrap-up
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss any small edits; Professional submits final version
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About The Org

Shakespeare Dallas
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Marie F.

Director, Community Engagement

Our Mission

Using Shakespeare's works as a cornerstone, our mission is to bring fun and accessible indoor and outdoor theatre, integrated school programs, and cultural enrichment for people of all ages and backgrounds.

What We Do

In 1972, Robert "Bob" Glenn, inspired by New York Shakespeare Festival's egalitarian mission, performed a free one-man version of Hamlet at Fair Park's Band Shell and the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas was born. The company, now Shakespeare Dallas, brings accessible indoor and outdoor theater for people of all ages and backgrounds. Integrated school programs and cultural enrichment offerings have been added over the years.

Shakespeare in the Park has grown into four fully produced plays each year featuring classically trained actors. Since 1989, Shakespeare Dallas' main production has been in Samuell-Grand Park in southeast Dallas. With its outdoor venue and all-access ticket pricing policy, annual attendance numbers reach upwards of 30,000. 2019 saw the inaugural indoor Winter Season in the Dallas Arts District.

Since 1984, Shakespeare on the Go! has served 600,000 North Texas students with in-school arts education programming. One of the few programs in the area based on the works of Shakespeare and designed using the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards, it has evolved into an elementary tour and a middle/high school tour, after school drama classes, summer camps and, more recently, digital arts education resources.

Added in 2006, the community engagement program Shakespeare Unplugged enhanced the company's mission to serve a diverse community of adults with targeted programming. It includes a book club, regular events and intensive acting workshops. 2017 saw the completion of a five-year partnership with AT&T Performing Arts Center in which Shakespeare's entire canon was performed in a staged reading format.

Staying true to mission through 2020's challenges, the company focused on filmed projects such as Shakespeare and the Suffragists, virtual events and digital classroom content.

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