The economy rises and falls like the tide, but keeping a tight budget is one challenge that never changes for a shelter. Even in the best of times, keeping an eye on your numbers will help to ensure that your organization is around to help animals for years to come.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
Use this sample budget form from the Humane Society of Carroll County, Maryland to help you determine how much you'll need to budget for staff salaries.
From the Foundation Center, their 2010 list of top animal-grantmaking foundations in the United States. Check this list to find a group that may be able to help you!
Policies & Programs
The HSUS's Shelter Services program helps shelters acquire the tools they need to ensure long-term organizational stability and success in the dynamic environment of animal welfare. No matter the size or issues facing your organization, Shelter Services is here to help.
Check out our directory of online financial assistance resources, including grant listings, guidelines for writing effective grant proposals, creative fundraising ideas, and more.
Shelter Partners is designed to provide participating shelters with savings on products and services, discounts on HSUS publications, training events, and more.