Category Archives: fundraising

Partnering with Small Businesses to Help Raise Money for Homeless Pets


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If you’re running a non-profit organization, you already know how important connecting with the community is. Don’t hesitate to reach out to local businesses for help with fundraising or other efforts. Below are three ways that local companies might be able to contribute: 1.) Sponsorship: If you’re planning a 5K, an auction, or another fundraising event, consider adding sponsorship tiers for businesses to contribute. In exchange for sponsorship, a business’s logo might be displayed on t-shirts, flyers, or other promotional […]

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9-Year-Old Raises Money for Shelter Dogs Instead of Asking for Birthday Presents


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Most kids don’t ask for donations in lieu of presents for their 9th birthday, but Ethan Katz is an exception. Ethan is a dog lover at heart and his birthday wish was to save the lives of shelter dogs. With the help of his mother, Lisa Pezzoli Katz, Ethan designed and sold t-shirts to raise money for City Dog Rescue, a local non-profit organization that rescues dogs from kill shelters. Ethan’s original goal was to sell 70 shirts, but ended […]

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Four Ways to Increase Donations from Existing Donors


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Seeking out new donors is one part of every successful organization’s fundraising strategy, but it’s also important not to forget about your existing donors. You’ve already done the hard part with people who have donated in the past – you’ve convinced them that your cause is worth contributing to. Be sure to keep up a relationship with your donors to ensure continued support. Below are some suggestions for increasing donations: 1.)    Follow up: If a donor contributed at one of […]

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Ways to Raise Funds for Your Animal Rescue or Shelter


Cash shortages, unfortunately, are common to running a nonprofit animal shelter or rescue. While the occasional grant may provide some relief, charitable contributions keep your operation viable for the long haul. And, unless your adoption center catches the eye of a particularly wealthy and generous animal-loving philanthropist, you need a steady flow of donations coming in. Some people find fundraising distasteful, but it’s unavoidable in nonprofit life. Also, fundraising provides opportunities to increase awareness about issues like responsible pet ownership, […]

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