Times are tough, and it's getting harder than ever for shelters to keep income coming in. Learn from some of the best about what worked for them, and find tips on how to engage your community to draw in much needed support.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
Asking donors to consider including your organization in their wills doesn't have to be awkward; many seniors are eager to leave a legacy. But broaching a subject that inherently involves the contemplation of mortality must be done with tact and professionalism.
In tough economic times, it's more important than ever for shelters to keep the money coming in. One strategy is to kick the creativity level up a notch. Here's a smattering of the wacky and wonderful events that shelters have devised to beat those recession blues.
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
Check out our directory of online financial assistance resources, including grant listings, guidelines for writing effective grant proposals, creative fundraising ideas, and more.
PetSmart Charities provides access to webinars on a variety of animal welfare-related topics, links to animal-welfare presentations, conference materials, as well as links to governmental forms helpful for nonprofits.
Animal Grantmakers is an affinity group of foundations and organizations making grants to benefit animals.
Check out our listing of computer hardware and software just for shelters on Marketplace, the online store of Animal Sheltering!