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Ten Ways for Kids to Wish Homeless Pets a Happy Holiday

Don’t forget to include homeless pets on your gift list for the holidays. Why not show the kids in your family some good ways to give to shelter pets? Here are ten ideas to try.

13Oct2014 | Continued
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Last Minute Holiday Fundraisers for Animal Shelters You Can Plan Right Now

Do you have at least one fundraiser planned for the holidays? If you don’t, there’s still time to raise funds for homeless pets. Consider partnering with planned holiday activities in your town. Try to include kids whenever you can using some of these ideas.

7Nov2013 | Continued
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Develop a Fundraising Database in Seven Days

I notice many lost opportunities when animal shelters and rescues don’t take advantage of the many ways they can develop a responsive donor database. Take every opportunity to gather the names of people who have expressed interest in your organization and mission. Set a goal to implement one of these seven simple solutions every day for seven days and you’ll find your donor list growing.

13May2013 | Continued
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Are You Sabotaging Your Shelter’s Fundraising Efforts?

Do you ever wonder why you don’t see more revenue from your publicity or fundraising efforts? Are you adding new donor names to your database after each fundraising event? Are volunteers becoming donors and helping spread the word about your shelter or rescue? If not, maybe you’re sabotaging yourself. Use this checklist as a starting point to evaluate ways you can improve.

7May2012 | Continued
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Using Statistics to Help Homeless Pets

Using statistics in your fundraising appeals and grant applications could make a big difference in your results. Very specific facts and figures concerning the status of homeless pets in your area, what your shelter or rescue has accomplished in the past, and what your goals are may generate more funds for your shelter. Make your appeals more powerful using the following ideas.

5Oct2011 | Continued
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Creative and Easy to Organize Fundraisers to Help Homeless Pets

As the summer progresses and many nonprofits schedule fundraising events in your community, take note of the events they sponsor. You may find some new ideas to use in fundraising for homeless pets. Keep a file of events that appeal to you and think of ways you can tweak those events to work for your group.

Kitchen Angels here in Santa Fe have listed twelve 2011 Adventures a la Carte in their summer fundraising initiative. Some of these adventures are limited to small groups, cost $75 to $150 per person and are not readily available to the general public. Here are a few of their adventures:

30Jul2011 | Continued
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Ten Fundraisers for Small Businesses to Help Homeless Pets

Are you following Animal Shelter Tips on Facebook? If you are, you probably read about the yoga studio which offered a free yoga class in exchange for donations or supplies for a local shelter. The studio raised $200 and badly needed supplies. Any small business can be a fundraising partner. Here are ten types of small businesses you could approach in any size community to help homeless pets. You can also find many ideas by looking through your town’s yellow pages. Classes are a good way to raise funds since several people attend for a short investment of time by the business.

14Jun2011 | Continued
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Outdoor Fundraising Adventures to Help Homeless Pets

Consider how you could use the following outdoor adventures to raise funds for your shelter or rescue on a snowy day this winter. Partner with different purveyors of these activities and ask for a portion of their revenue on certain days.

Try individual or group lessons. Or what about a family or kids birthday party? Holiday family outings in a beautiful mountain environment make great memories. Helping homeless pets at the same time would make the day even more special. Adding a gourmet meal to an outdoor adventure in a beautiful setting would appeal to many potential donors. Consider offering these outdoor adventures as a holiday gift using a gift card.

Here’s a list of snow related outdoor activities. What else is available in your area?

28Sep2010 | Continued