By Rachel Eichem, Resource Development Director
The frustration that comes with writing a donor appeal letter is that you know right off the bat that a few things are going to happen. One, the reader is going to give it a quick scan and decide in about 3 seconds if it is worth any more of their time. Two, they are going to hone in on that P.S. you have ended with and rate your entire letter from that one sentence. It’s the post-script that your whole message lives and dies by.
The Holiday season is a wonderful time of buying gifts for family and friends, and stretching those limits on our credit cards. It can also be time of great stress for many. Did you know there are several studies that point to a higher level of happiness when giving to charitable causes? Giving has been proven to be good for your self-esteem. The joy of sharing, of caring.
Who is ALICE?
ALICE is a United Way acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (Retired). Working hard but struggling to survive. Let’s meet ALICE.
United Way of Hunterdon County’s Board President, Brad Muller, has a clear vision of the role our organization fulfills in the community. He also sees the challenges facing not just United Way, but all nonprofits. The following blog post recaps his views.
Why United Way Should Be Your Charity of Choice
When thinking about what lies ahead for our United Way over the next few years, I am both optimistic and realistic. Optimistic because we are an organization that continues to do tremendous good in Hunterdon County and we have an amazing story to tell.
People often ask me what I do for United Way of Hunterdon County.
My immediate response is that I’m the Communications and Community Impact Director.
They nod in understanding and then ask but what exactly do you do?
Welcome to the brand new United Way of Hunterdon County Blog. We have a lot of stories we want to share with you and this is one of the places where we will share them. Stay tuned for the first blog post the week of Oct. 22nd.
Thank you and please do let us know if you have United Way stories you'd like to share! This is how we Live United.