This letter can be found in CiviCRM as a template for easy distribution.

{contact.first_name} {contact.last_name}

Dear {contact.first_name},

On behalf of everyone at the Open Source Initiative and the open source community, I would like to thank you for your very generous sponsorship of $[AMOUNT] received on [DATE: mm/dd/yyyy]. It is only through the generous contributions of organizations like {contact.current_employer} that the OSI can continue our important work to protect and promote open source software, development and projects by championing software freedom in society through collaboration across communities. Your support allows us to continue our role as stewards the Open Source Definition (OSD), preventing abuse of the ideals and ethos inherent to the open source movement.

In order to recognize {contact.current_employer}'s gift, we would like to add your logo and a link to our promotional and marketing material, including our "Corporate Sponsors & Support" web page ( If you like, please send along a {contact.current_employer} logo (high resolution png and vector image) and a URL we can point to, and we will add it to our website, brochures, posters, etc.

We would also like to share the good news with the larger open source software community with a press release. Can you please point me to the appropriate communications folks (if that is not you) at {contact.current_employer} that I can work with to develop the announcement?

In addition, can you please send along:

  • a logo that we can use in the press release as well as on our website (,
  • a link to where you would like to direct our visitors to your site,
  • any social media accounts you'd like us to follow/promote (e.g. Twitter, Google+, etc.,
  • complete contact information for {contact.current_employer}, and any other contacts you think we should have (or updates to your contact info), and
  • anything else you'd like to suggest helping us highlight {contact.current_employer} within the OSI community.

Finally, as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, our U.S. Federal Tax ID number is 91-2037395, which may be needed by {contact.current_employer}'s accounting offices.

So thank you again, and I look forward to working with you and {contact.current_employer}.

Patrick Masson

General Manager & Director, Open Source Initiative
855 El Camino Real, Ste 13A, #270
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States
(415) 857-5398


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