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Asking for support — particularly the financial kind — can be intimidating.  But you’ll quickly find out how excited people will be to offer their support to you and your students. So, if you’re not sure how to word an email to your community, here are some email templates you can use as a starting point for your own fundraising efforts. 

Templates for Reaching Out

When reaching out to your community for support, there’s nothing that compares to a personalized note. Just keep these tips in mind when composing your request: 

  • Explain why your request is important to you and your students 
  • Create a sense of urgency to inspire potential contributors to give right away 
  • Don’t forget to include the link to your TpT ClassFund, so giving is super easy!

Below are two templates you can use as starting points for your own efforts.

Email to Personal Communities

Dear [insert name],

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I’ve created a TpT ClassFund to help [insert the reason why you’re fundraising]. The funds raised will help [insert the impact the money will have on your students].

What is TpT ClassFund? It’s a way for anyone to help teachers like me get the resources they need from TpT for their classroom. I turn to TpT to get resources because [insert the reason why you turn to TpT to get engaging, standards-aligned materials for your students].

I’m encouraged by the support I’ve already received, but I still need some more support to get access to the teaching resources I need to make [insert the reason why you’re fundraising] a reality. Would you be willing to contribute? Any amount that you could give would mean the world to me and my students. 

To support my class, simply click the link to my TpT ClassFund below:

[insert link to TpT ClassFund page]

If you’re comfortable doing so, it would also mean a lot if you could share my TpT ClassFund link on social media. The more exposure I can get, the bigger the impact I will be able to have on my students. 

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

With appreciation,

[insert your name]

Email to PTO/PTAs 

Hi [insert name of PTO/PTA president],

I recently created a TpT ClassFund to help [insert the reason why you’re fundraising]. I know that [the PTO or PTA] are committed to [insert relevant goal], so I’m writing to ask if you’d be willing to support my effort to get access to the materials my students need.

What is TpT ClassFund? It’s a way for anyone to help teachers like me get the resources they need from TpT for their classroom. I turn to TpT to get resources because [insert the reason why you turn to TpT to get engaging, standards-aligned materials for your students].

Would [the PTO or PTA] be willing to make a contribution? Any amount that you could give would mean the world to me and my students. 

To learn more about my fundraiser and give a gift of any amount, simply click the link to my TpT ClassFund below:

[insert link to TpT ClassFund page]

Thank you so much for considering my request.

Best wishes,

[insert your name]

Template for Saying Thanks

Saying thanks makes people feel good about their contribution, encourages them to give again in the future, and shows contributors how much you value their support. If you’re able, send a thank you note within 48 hours of receiving each contribution. 

Dear [insert name],

Thank you for your contribution to my TpT ClassFund. As you know, we started this fundraiser to [insert reason for fundraiser], and your [insert dollar amount] contribution will help provide us with the TpT resources my students need to achieve that goal.

Thanks again for your generosity and support!

Best wishes,

[insert your name]

Pro tip: A nice touch would be to let them know what TpT resources you were able to purchase with the funds they contributed (and how those resources helped your students learn).

Whether you’re reaching out to your personal community or your school’s PTOs/As and administrators, a clear, polished email will help you reach potential contributors and inspire people to take action and spread the word.

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Related Links

  • Haven’t set up your TpT ClassFund yet? Click here to set up your free fundraiser for TpT resources today.
  • Already set up your TpT ClassFund? Jumpstart your outreach with our kit of TpT ClassFund shareable images, and check out these 3 fundraising templates to help you advocate for your students, rally your network, and make your TpT Class Fund a success.