Example Fundraising Letter written by ChatGPT for John Paul II Healing Center

I thought this week to test ChatGPT again by asking it to write an appeal letter for a specific Catholic non-profit and specific purpose. Let’s see how well the AI bot can write a more targeted appeal letter.

This week, I selected the John Paul II Healing Center.

I asked the Catholic non-profit to provide me with specific information on its mission, accomplishments, goals, and reason for fundraising.

I then entered this information into ChatGPT. Here is the prompt:

Write a 1000 word fundraising appeal letter for the following organization and purpose. The non-profit is John Paul II Healing Center. The mission of the non-profit is to always provide a safe and loving environment where hearts and rest and be open to the Holy Spirit’s transforming work. The past six months the non-profit has been successful with a program called “Transformation For All in the Heart of the Church” which includes our work with the laity, Bishops, Priest, Mother Superiors and Women Religious, Men, Women & Married Couples. The non-profit looks forward to the expansion of priest events, new addition of Women religious events including events for Mother Superiors, the Return of Restoring the Glory event, and virtual events for those unable to join us in person. Donations will be used for development of New Resources, Hiring additional support team, and planning to hold our largest Healing the Whole Person event in Portland, Oregon.

Here is the appeal letter that ChatGPT wrote:

Dear [Donor],

I am writing to you on behalf of John Paul II Healing Center, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating a safe and loving environment where individuals can open their hearts to the transformative work of the Holy Spirit.

Over the past six months, we have been successful in our mission through our program called “Transformation For All in the Heart of the Church.” This program has allowed us to work with the laity, Bishops, Priests, Mother Superiors, Women Religious, Men, Women, and Married Couples.

We are excited to announce that we are expanding our program to include new events specifically for Women Religious, including Mother Superiors, and we are also bringing back our “Restoring the Glory” event. Additionally, we will be holding virtual events for those who are unable to join us in person.

To make these events possible, we are asking for your support. Your donations will be used to develop new resources, hire additional support staff, and plan for our largest “Healing the Whole Person” event in Portland, Oregon.

We believe that our work is crucial in creating a community where individuals can find healing and transformation. Your support will help us to reach even more people and create a deeper impact.

Thank you for considering supporting John Paul II Healing Center. Your generosity will make a difference in the lives of countless individuals.


[Your Name]

Good? Bad? Ugly? Let me know how well you think ChatGPT did.

Personally, I rate this letter 6 out of 10. It doesn’t have a specific ask. It didn’t mix up the text by using bullet points, italics, or bold. It didn’t speak directly to the person enough times. HOWEVER, it definitely gave a great starting point, which is often the hardest thing to do. So I am a big fan of ChatGPT starting the letter and allowing me to fill in where needed.

Over the coming weeks, I will continue posting fundraising letters written by ChatGPT for specific Catholic non-profits.

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Brice was born and raised Catholic. After enjoying a successful career in technology consulting with Accenture and PriceWaterhouseCoopers in cities across the United States (Dallas, San Francisco, Paris, Abu Dhabi, and London) around the world, he left it to help his Catholic diocese in London, England with a fundraising campaign. The campaign went on to raise over $60 million, the largest sum ever raised for the diocese and in the United Kingdom.

Learning from professional fundraisers, he figured out the basics and then left the diocese to focus on what he loves most: building Catholic charities that change the culture, save lives, and save souls.

Brice currently lives in Texas and travels the world helping Catholics fundraise. This website is where he shares what he is doing and how he is raising funds for Catholic causes and missions. That way you can move more quickly with your next appeal.

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