4920 East Warren Ave. | Denver, CO 80222
H: 303-555-1212 | C: 720-758-1887 | firstname.lastname@example.org
November 17, 20––
1234 West Belleview Avenue
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
I am writing to you as a fellow Denver Mile High Rotarian. As you may know, I am presently the Director of Development in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Although I've enjoyed a successful career in fund raising, and have found the past several years intellectually stimulating and financially rewarding, I’m planning to change direction slightly and put my skills and experience to work in new areas of social and human services.
Instead of having responsibility only for fund raising, I'd like to take a broader role in a nonprofit, participating in the long-term results of the team effort. While I enjoy being involved in designing and developing fundraising efforts--I've always found that fun--I want to avoid asking for contributions and donations myself.
I'm excited about stepping into a position in which I'll be able to utilize my networking, communication and management skills, and at the same time experience new challenges and opportunities. I'd like to be associated with an established, growing nonprofit organization in need of an executive to help fulfill its mission of community enrichment. Although I don't have a preference for a particular kind of organization, I do prefer one in the greater Denver metro area.
I’ve enclosed a copy of my resume for your review. Please feel free to pass along copies to any of your friends or business acquaintances who you think may have an interest.
If you have any thoughts or ideas about people I should contact, or specific positions or opportunities I should pursue, I'd be grateful if you'd drop me a note or give me a call. I appreciate your taking the time to consider my situation, and I look forward to chatting with you soon.
Best personal regards,