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  • November 1, 2011

    Value Added

    A veterinarian explains “social value,” and how to quantify the results of sheltering and animal welfare programs to public officials who make spending decisions, or to those outside the sheltering sphere.

  • September 1, 2011

    Show Me the Money: Charity on Tap

    This year, the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society's Pints for Pets Brewfest attracted 2,500 beer lovers and raised $65,000 for the organization.

  • September 1, 2011

    Clinical Trials

    Shelters that have expanded their mission to add nonprofit veterinary hospitals find that it’s a great way to increase revenue, save sick or injured animals who might otherwise have been euthanized, and make quality vet care affordable for low-income clients. For some shelters, the effect has been transformational, turning around their financial outlook, and changing their perception of themselves in the process.

  • July 1, 2011

    Show Me the Money: And We're Back

    Telethons can reap rewards, boost adoptions, and showcase shelter programs to the community, but is such an event right for your organization?

  • May 1, 2011

    Walking All the Way to the Bank

    Dog walk fundraisers are fun and they often raise lots of money for shelter programs. But these lively events don't just happen by themselves—a dedicated team has to lay the groundwork months in advance. Here's how to walk this way.

  • May 1, 2011

    Off Leash: Lifting Them Up

    Thanks to the dedicated efforts of an AT&T manager with a heart for homeless animals, dogs awaiting adoption are resting easier.

  • May 1, 2011

    Show Me the Money: Getting an Edge in Retail

    Some shelters find that it's smart—and profitable—to have a retail space within their facility where adopters can buy basic pet supplies for their new companion.

  • January 1, 2011

    Show Me the Money: Pigging Out

    "Pignics," about a dozen of which are held around the country, serve as fundraising and social events for guinea pig lovers, as well as a place for pets and adoptable animals to get together in pens.

  • November 1, 2010

    Show Me the Money: Tattoo You

    A tattoo studio secures thousands of dollars and supplies for a local animal shelter during a rather unusual fundraiser.

  • September 1, 2010

    Show Me the Money: Dirty Dogs Bathed Dirt Cheap

    The K9000 coin-operated dog-washing machine has proved a huge hit at the Edmonton Humane Society in Alberta, Canada, where it brings in $500 to $600 per week in revenue for the shelter.

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