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Q: Fundraising?

August 27, 2009 | By Ches21 | 7 answers | Expired: 1680 days ago

Fundraising?

Does anyone have any good ideas for fundraisers for an animal rescue center? I have a couple of ideas but they arent working like I planned.

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Hannah H.
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Sep 09, 2009

you could have a can donation.People bring in all their empty refundable cans.You could make some money from that.

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penny  m.
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Sep 01, 2009

you could have a big community thing with games,a pet show, food,and use the money you owned.

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Carla D.
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Aug 29, 2009

2 good ideas I've done or am in the process of doing.

Coupon drive! Shelters don't always get food donations so they have to shop as well. Coupons can be clipped from newspapers or printed from computers and require little effort. Then you can send all the coupons to the shelter to use. Saving money is great as it could be spent elsewhere.

Tshirt ideas. Tshirts can be done up and sold as a fundraiser.

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Anonymous
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Aug 28, 2009

My friends and I had a "pit" barbeque to help raise money for local rescued pit bulls. You could do something like that. If you have an area and someone with a food service license possibilities are endless. You could have a picnic in on area and a meet and greet for adoptable pets maybe training and obedience demonstrations. If you have a design for merchandise put it on cafepress.com they get a percentage but you don't have to buy a whole bunch of stuff that may or may not sell, they only make it as it is ordered. And their choices are much more than just t shirts. Hope this helps. let me know how it turns out for you.

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Jacy K.
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Aug 27, 2009

You should see if you can find a pet first aid instructor in your area. check www.pettech.com to see if there is one near you. I will do them and donate a chunk of the proffit back to the shelter. If you ask they may also help out.

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lucy S.
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Aug 27, 2009

well my kids did a fundraiser for backstoppers. they but out little homemade bacelets, sukers and lemonade, it was a lot of fun and they made A litle over a hundred dollars. They made posters and signs and they wrote on one of the posters pay an amount of money and take what ever you would like so i would try that.

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Amber
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Aug 27, 2009

i can think of a few ways that organizations can make a little money (probably not too much) with minimal effort.

first, there's goodsearch.com and goodshop.com. they're tied in together, and they're powered by Yahoo!. basically, Good Search is just like any other search engine, only before searching, you can pick a charity that is registered with them, and $0.01 will be donated to that charity for each search you do. you can put them in your toolbar too to make them quick and easy to use. Good Shop is like Ebates in a way, except instead of the buyer getting cash back on their purchase, their selected charity gets that money. usually it's a certain % of the amount spent...as little as a fraction of 1%, but as much as 30%. and there are quite a few pet supply web sites that participate.

secondly...hopefully there will be something like this in your area. in Baton Rouge, we have this awesome thrift store called Here Today Gone Tomorrow. the way it works is, when you bring your old stuff there to donate, you can select a charity that is registered with them and have them give the profits to that charity. if you donate stuff and don't specify a charity, then when your stuff is purchased from the thrift store, the profits get split among the different charities, so you'll get some money that way too. again, it's just a matter of signing up. maybe you have something similar in your area?

thirdly, there's Ebay's Giving Works. this is a similar concept. folks who have something to sell on Ebay sign up to have a portion of the money donated to their charity of choice, and in return they enjoy a reduction in fees themselves, plus for at least some folks shopping on Ebay, the knowledge that their money is doing some good might be the deciding factor in choosing a particular seller, so that could also benefit the seller.

with all of these things, there is very little effort involved on your end, so you may as well do it. essentially, it's just a matter of signing up, and it manages itself from there. of course, the better publicized your participation in these programs is, the more likely your supporters are to utilize them and the more money you'll make. so it might be to your advantage to make up some kind of flyer or leaflet of some description to inform your supporters of these programs.

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