Sample Networking Thank You Note

Box 1354
Wesleyan Station
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459
October 5, 2005

Ms. Ann Center
Director of Development
ABC Environmental Agency
12  Smith Street
Boston, MA 02538

Dear Ms. Center,

I enjoyed talking with you on Friday, October 3, regarding my interest in working in a nonprofit organization.  I greatly appreciate your taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with me.

Your reflections on your experiences in working in the field of sustainable development brought to life everything I have been reading about careers in the public interest.  It was also gratifying to learn that working in a nonprofit is one of the best ways to develop a broad range of skills that prepare one for any number of subsequent career paths. 

I will certainly follow up with the two contacts you gave me, and I will keep you informed of my progress as my search proceeds.  Thank you again for so generously sharing your time with me.  Our conversation was both informative and encouraging.

Sincerely,

 

Your Name

 

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