Have a beef with a local business? Want action on a community project? Interested in starting a sustainability venture? Put your issue on paper. Here are our top tips for writing a successful letter.
- Make it Personal: Don’t use general salutations like “To Whom it May Concern.” Make the effort to get a name. Call a receptionist or search the company’s/politician’s website
- Keep it Brief: Your letter should not exceed one page.
- Use Bullet Points: After a one-line introduction, use bullet points to set out your concerns/questions.
- Call to Action: Make it very clear what your desired objective is and politely set a deadline for action.
- Include your Co-ordinates: Add your phone number, email and postal address to enable easy follow up.
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