You wouldn't propose to a love interest before getting to know them, would you? In the same way, don't expect donors to commit to donating before establishing your genuine interest in your relationship with them. Your first few texts should be simple appreciation messages. Show your donors what it means to be a part of your giving community. Establish that you are on the same team by showing them the work that's being done towards your cause. What THEY have helped create. We recommend starting with a simple "Thank you" for their support. They don't have to be past donors, but if they are, make sure to thank them for that too.