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Executive Director, Foundation Cover Letter

The applicant had many positions during the last few years. The letter refocuses attention away from the applicant's job history and to the benefits the person can bring to the foundation.

Sample Executive Director, Foundation Cover Letter

Hennery Smith
2365 S Mayfield Ave • Chicago, IL 60652 • Cell: (123)-555-1234

Friday, April 9, 2010

Richard Anderson,
1234, West 67 Street,
Carlisle, MA 01741,
(123)-456 7890.

Dear Mr. Moran:

I want to be the one who translates your vision for The Wentworth Foundation into results as your Executive Director. Over the years, I've done just that for not-for-profit entities that range from a large university to a humane society to a minority arts festival to a science museum to a family and career services provider.

How well did I do? On the next pages, you'll read about some two dozen documented contributions. But I thought you deserved more than a typical resume, with its sterile lists of job titles and responsibilities.

In their place are examples of donors found and retained, funds raised, staff and volunteers inspired, services expanded-in short, everything The Wentworth Foundation should have to be the center of excellence in the field. However, even a specially tailored resume format can't show how I've built my track record.

Behind the results is this professional code that guides all I do:

  • Building financial support is good; keeping financial support growing is better.
  • Making your organization more visible is good; having it synonymous with its function is better.
  • Recruiting volunteers is good; keeping them is not only better, it's more fun. Now I am ready to put all my energy to work for The Wentworth Foundation.

However, when it comes to your special needs, words on paper are no substitute for personal conversations. May I call around the middle of next week to hear about your organization's special needs?


Hennery Smith

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