5 Scripts To Spark Great Thank You Video Messages

Gratitude isn’t merely a nicety; it’s the heartbeat of philanthropy. 

As a nonprofit professional, showing gratitude is one of the most important things you can do. Saying “thank you” to those most important to your organization – your donors, volunteers, corporate sponsors, major gift givers, and recurring donors – is pivotal in forging meaningful connections that will last a lifetime. But it can be hard to think of fun, fresh ideas beyond simply saying “thank you”!

According to Forbes, viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it on video, compared to 10% when reading it in a text. 

In today’s attention economy, dominated by flashy commercials and gripping visuals, it’s crucial to get your message across quickly and effectively – before something else inevitably grabs their attention! The best way to ensure your audience hears your words of gratitude is through the power of a video message.

Now, you might be wondering, “What exactly am I supposed to say?” 

Don’t stress! We have just the prompts you need to get you started. Here are five scripts that will lay the groundwork for your nonprofit thank you videos. These scripts serve as a starting point to get your ideas flowing, and will benefit greatly from the addition of your nonprofit’s mission, a reference to the specific campaign they supported and your personal touch! Let’s dig in:

5 Nonprofit Thank You Video Scripts 

  1. Donors: “To our incredible donors, your generosity is the heartbeat of our mission. Your support fuels the impact we make every day. Without you, our work simply would not be possible. Thank you for believing in our mission and standing beside us as partners in creating positive change.”
  1. Volunteers: “A heartfelt thank you to our dedicated volunteers! Your time, passion, and commitment shine a light on the power of community. Your selfless efforts bring our mission to life, and we are grateful for the positive energy you infuse into every project. Together, we are making a lasting difference.”
  1. Corporate Sponsors: “To our esteemed corporate sponsors, your partnership is instrumental in driving our initiatives forward. Your commitment to social responsibility empowers us to reach new heights. Thank you for aligning your brand with our mission and making a significant impact on the communities we serve.”
  1. Major Gift Givers: “A special thank you to our major donors who go above and beyond in supporting our cause. Your visionary generosity paves the way for transformative change. Your belief in the importance of our mission propels us forward and inspires others to join in making a lasting impact. We are deeply grateful for your leadership.”
  1. Recurring Donors: “To our loyal recurring donors, your ongoing commitment sustains the heartbeat of our organization. Your consistent support ensures stability and allows us to plan for the future confidently. Your dedication is a testament to the lasting impact we can achieve together. Thank you for being the backbone of our mission and for standing with us in the journey towards positive change.”

Once you’ve filmed your thank you video, you have a wide array of next steps you can choose from. Consider using free technology solutions, like Canva and TikTok, to edit and add captions to your gratitude videos to take it to the next level. 

With the rise of artificial intelligence, authenticity will continue to reign supreme when it comes to building genuine personal relationships for nonprofits. When you prioritize thank you videos, you not only save your precious time, but you give your audience a glimpse into the great people like you who work hard everyday to perform your mission.

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About the Author

Carly Euler
Marketing Manager, MemoryFox

Carly comes from the nonprofit world ready to elevate the hundreds of nonprofits in the MemoryFox community. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Wily Network’s Young Professionals Association, and has previously held positions at the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, the Code of Support Foundation, Kenya Lacrosse Association, and the BOMA Project, where she has specialized in marketing, communications, and fundraising. Storytelling has been an integral part of each role.