How to create pledge cards

Updated March 23, 2017

Pledge cards are a way to solicit donations for your events or organisation. Charities, churches, and other non-profit organisations distribute pledge cards that others can fill out and pledge an amount of money. Pledge cards are filled out by donors to show commitment and support for a particular organisation, event or cause. It's easy to create pledge cards with a word processor.

Create a rough draft of the pledge card. Many pledge cards ask for the donor's name, address and phone number, and include several check boxes with a dollar amount that pledgers can choose from. Other pledge cards don't ask for names if they're requesting anonymous donations, and some mention on the card if they can accept credit cards or cash only.

Change the layout or size of the page so that it matches the standard size (3.5 x 8.5 inches) for pledge cards. Click "Page Setup." When the pop-up box comes up, choose the "Paper Size" option and select the correct size from the menu. If 3.5 x 8.5 is not in the preset sizes, select "Custom," and input the paper size.

Insert the organisation's logo. Click "Insert," then "Picture." Select "From File," and then locate the picture on your computer. This will import the picture that you can then drag onto the page to the area you want. You may also insert an official letterhead that includes the organisation's name, address and contact information, and place it at the top of the card.

Format the pledge card as desired. Change the font to reflect the organisation you are making a pledge card for. For example, a church might use a professional-looking font such as Times New Roman or Arial, while organisations that want to convey a modern vibe might choose Tahoma or Helvetica.

Set the print options according to the size of the card. Click "File," then "Print," and then click on the drop-down menu and select "Layout." You can also select the print quality by clicking "Paper Type/Quality," and then "Ink." After you have finished, click "OK," and then specify the number of cards you need to print.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • 3.5 x 8.5 card stock
  • Microsoft Word
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