“the single-most exceptional piece of fundraising material I’ve ever seen”

Donors are the foundation of any nonprofit. Without them, there is no future for the organization. But oftentimes, donors feel unappreciated, like they’re only contacted when the organization wants money and never are told who or how their money helps. Whether you want to thank an individual VIP donor or your entire donor base, Wessel Creative can help you tell your story and show appreciation via a variety of creative projects.


Lynne Wester

Founder and Principal
Donor Relations Guru

I have worked with Tyler for several years. I even hired him for his previous full time employment. He is an amazing creative force and helps transform the look and feel of the organizations he helps. His vision for the experience of consuming communications is thoughtful and intentional.

I refer all of my donor relations clients to him - they love him - and I work with him for all of my campaigns. He understands the world of donor relations and alumni affairs and knows how to really impress your donors and alumni. I cannot recommend Tyler enough. He really is a specialist in our field and understands our work and has a strong passion for making communications soar.

donor reactions


“Just saw [my] Impact Report. It is without question the single-most exceptional piece of fundraising material I’ve ever seen – so beautifully done! I had tears in my eyes reading it. As a donor, just to give you a sense of how special this is to me: I keep a Life’s Greatest Hits file in my office with about a half-dozen things in it and this will go in that file. I will treasure it – really.”

“Mr. and Mrs. [Smith] were so impressed with their video card that they are taking it to [his alma mater] this weekend to share with their development team! That would be pretty great to think that we might be able to teach them some new tricks!!!”

“[VIP donor] was very, very touched by his [impact] report. He has requested 35 to 50 copies so we can send one to their children and grandchildren as well as very close friends and associates.”



donor impact reports

All donors should be told how their gift(s) are helping the organization and its mission. For your biggest donors - including your corporate donors - an impact report is an excellent opportunity to dive deeper into the details of the game-changing gift(s) the donor has made. What have they given? Where has the money gone? Your donors want to hear from those who their gifts have benefited over the years, so let’s tell their stories. With a gallery of impact reports to its name, Wessel Creative can guide and build custom reports for each donor - such as your top 25 donors - and show the appreciation you have for their incredible generosity.


video impact cards

Similar to impact reports, but with a screen in the middle of this piece, video impact cards are a great way to say thanks and add a special touch through an engaging story. Wessel Creative cannot only design the custom card for you, but can also help craft and edit the video to tug at your donors’ heart strings and show how they have made a difference to your organization.


thanks day materials

We all know nonprofits and college like to host days of giving, but do you also host a day of gratitude? Wessel Creative can help you brighten up your thanks day with both physical and digital collateral to help spread the word of such an important day to tell donors you appreciate their generosity.


donor photo books

Oftentimes - particularly in higher education - a VIP donor may make a large gift to name a particular school, department or building. Such an occasion may call for a groundbreaking, ribbon-cutting, or other special event in the donor’s honor. A donor photo book is a perfect way to capture that special day and package it into something they will remember. Wessel Creative can build a custom book for such an event - from arrival to ceremony to reception - and tailor it to help retell the story of which the donor can share with friends and family and constantly revisit.


donor stationery suite

Gift receipts and acknowledgments are an important part of the giving process. They may feel more transactional, but that doesn’t meant they have to be dull and boring. Liven up your donor stationery with vibrant color and photography to make it stand out once opened. As part of the Donor Stationery Suite, Wessel Creative will design physical and email gift receipts, a notecard, and acknowledgment letter for your bigger gifts.



In addition to transforming your donor visuals, if you are looking for looking to develop a more in-depth donor engagement strategy, Donor Relations Guru is the preeminent authority in improving every aspect of the donor experience and your key to fundraising success. Wessel Creative is proud to work alongside Donor Relations Guru to help create inspiring donor experiences.