All Posts Tagged With: "fundraising"

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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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Ideas for Setting Up Matching Grants

Have you ever tried a challenge grant to raise money for your shelter or rescue? Many nonprofits find these grants to be a very effective way to generate funds. A challenge or matching grant typically matches funds dollar for dollar up to a certain amount for donations received. Here are some ideas for setting up a matching grant to benefit your shelter.

Develop a list of donors you can approach from time to time about offering a matching grant. Analyze past donations and ask your board and friends group for ideas. Try not to overdo it with any one individual. You can work with one donor or a group of donors for a matching grant.

2Mar2011 | Continued
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Four Ideas for Finding Volunteers to Help Homeless Pets

Are you looking for new volunteers to work at your shelter, to participate in fundraising events, to offer professional services, or to serve on an advisory board? What about targeting specific groups of people rather than individuals? Many groups are already established in your community based on common interests, marital status, age, etc. Reach out to these groups to be your partners in reducing the number of homeless pets in your area.

(1) Military personnel — Young soldiers can be a part of something they enjoy and know they’re making a contribution.

8Dec2010 | Continued