A gala in an empty hotel room… a walk in a park without hundreds of people…. Those were just a few of the challenges fundraisers faced last year when trying to execute annual events.
Tired of talking about the pandemic? Leah Collins, One & All’s Director of Client Strategy & Success, is too. Here Leah shares a few high-level strategies for moving forward.
Heard the one about government agencies not being able to accept monetary donations? For this week’s Innovation Bank, Shelly Simmons, CAWA, debunks that myth. Read her quick tips and listen to the entire recording to learn how Greenville County Animal Care conquered both external and self-imposed barriers to fundraising.
The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is proud to be part of a new initiative to end breed discrimination in the homeowners insurance industry. Along with major animal welfare groups including Best Friends, HSUS, Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Humane Rescue Alliance, we have signed on to a new white paper calling for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to investigate the use of breed discrimination lists.
As we put our 2020 fundraising plans together, no one in the nonprofit world could have predicted the year ahead. The field quickly adapted as the pandemic hit, and by year’s end a picture had emerged: A study by RKD Group and The Nonprofit Alliance showed that donors had still more to give, and larger donors in particular.
With citizen lobbying an emerging form of civic participation, and more and more Americans interested in advocating for positive change in their communities, there’s no better time for our 3-part Effective Legislative Advocacy webinar series. We checked in with lobbyist and political consultant Libby Post, Executive Director of the New York State Animal Protection Federation (and center in above photo), on what you’ll learn in the series—and how to build relationships with elected officials.
Concerned about year-end fundraising? David Miller, Senior Vice President, RKD Group, busts some myths and shares tips that can set you up for success. We have one final hurdle before the whirlwind of 2020 dies down (knock on wood): Year-end fundraising.
With restrictions on large in-person gatherings still in place, you may have recently made the decision to take this year’s auction online. Many of your colleagues have been successfully hosting virtual auctions on various platforms.