If you're struggling to start your cover letter, here are 6 different variations that have worked for others, along with why they worked. Use them as inspiration for your introductory paragraph.
Growing up on the coast, my mornings were often spent volunteering for beach cleanups and witnessing the devastating effects of pollution on marine life. These experiences turned into a lifelong commitment to environmental conservation, which is what drew me to the Fundraising Coordinator opportunity at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). My background in fundraising and digital marketing makes me a strong candidate to contribute to WWF's ongoing success in protecting our planet's most vulnerable species.
My first introduction to The Nature Conservancy was through a college course on environmental policy and I was immediately drawn to your science-based approach to conservation. As a Fundraising Coordinator, my expertise in donor relationship management and innovative fundraising strategies would help to strengthen The Nature Conservancy's mission of protecting the lands and waters where life depends.
As a passionate hiker and outdoor enthusiast, I have always admired the National Park Foundation's dedication to preserving America's natural and cultural heritage. The Fundraising Coordinator role presents an exciting opportunity for me to combine my love for the outdoors with my proven ability in fundraising and social media marketing, amplifying the impact of your organization.
A turning point in my commitment to environmental conservation was when I visited the Amazon Rainforest and saw the extensive deforestation firsthand. It was at that moment that I became an avid supporter of Rainforest Foundation US. As a Fundraising Coordinator, I am eager to utilize my experience in donor management and digital marketing to further your mission in protecting the rights of indigenous people and preserving the Amazon ecosystems.
As a volunteer for local environmental nonprofits, I often look to organizations like the Sierra Club for inspiration and guidance on best practices in conservation efforts. The Fundraising Coordinator role piqued my interest, as it would allow me to leverage my skills in donor relations and fundraising strategy to support Sierra Club's ongoing mission to protect our planet for future generations.