If you have 100 friends on Facebook, send each one a message asking them to give up a lunch out and donate $10 to the animals. If you have 200 friends, your fundraising will grow by leaps and bounds! Always give donors updates on your fundraising goal. They’re in this with you!
Ask local restaurants and shops if they’ll donate a portion of the day’s sales to your efforts. They normally allow you to host a night of fundraising. Encourage everyone you know to dine out to support you. Search online to find restaurants that allow fundraising.
You spend money with people and businesses year after year. Send each of these people a personal letter letting them know you are raising funds for the homeless animals in our community or ask in-person. Be sure to let them know no amount is too big or too small. Make sure to include your address and a link to your Personal Campaign page. Remember to ask doctors, lawyers, grocers, beauticians, your local vet, and anywhere else that you frequent.
Host an “old-school” fundraiser like a Bake Sale, Car Wash or Raffle. People will appreciate why you’re taking the time to raise money for the animals and will support your efforts.
Send reminders to potential donors. A lot of people don’t donate until the last minute. Don’t get discouraged and don’t give up! Reminders are appreciated by people – like you – who lead busy lives.
Add a link and a message to your email signature. Everyone that receives an email from you will know you are supporting the animals.