It’s the final countdown, 1 week and 1 day to go!
Our Goal is $25,000….and, so far, we have raised a total of $9,763.
Current top fundraisers:
Way to go! Keep up the amazing work!!! This is the last big push, so get out there and follow up with those who have promised you money – and reach out to your friends, families, neighbors, and businesses that are still on your list.
Please also be sure to record any offline donations such as cash or checks that you have received. Check out our newest video tutorial Recording an Offline Donation which gives you step-by-step instructions on how to record an offline donation.
Not that you need it, but as a little more incentive to keep fundraising, we have some amazing prizes for the top fundraisers:
Top Individual Fundraiser: Your choice of sponsoring a dog condo for 6 months, or a cat condo for 1 year with your name and picture on display.
Top Team Fundraiser: Your team’s choice of sponsoring a dog condo for 6 months, or a cat condo for 1 year with your team name and picture on display.
We are also working on having an announcement in a local newspaper or magazine spotlighting the top team fundraiser and top individual fundraiser. We will reach out to the winners with more information in the weeks following the Walk.
Team with the greatest number of walkers: Bragging rights, AND a one of a kind, custom-designed traveling trophy to show off until next year’s Walk, where you will have the chance to win it back. Check it out on our Facebook Page. Reach out to all of your co-workers, friends and family and encourage them to join your team if they haven’t already! Online pre-registration is still open!
A huge THANK YOU to all of you for your continued effort and hard work in helping us reach our goal! We’ve got this!!!
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Please be aware that if you are sending emails to friends and family asking for donations directly through the Walk for Animals web site, the emails might go into their spam folder. We highly recommend that you re-send any emails using your personal email address. You can just copy and paste the link to your fundraising page directly into the email that you draft.
Wow! I can’t believe we only have 2 more weeks to go until the day of the Walk! I hope you are all as excited as I am! As we get closer, I want to provide you with an update of where we are at with meeting our goal of $25,000.
The total amount raised so far by teams and individuals is $7,557.
We’ve got this! There is still plenty of time to continue fundraising! Online pre-registration is still open and will remain open, so please encourage your friends and family to pre-register if they have not already done so. Let them know that there will be lots of fun activities for everyone, including music, dog demos, puppy play, puppy poop bingo (yes, this is a thing) 😊, doggy nail trims (don’t forget to bring your dog’s current rabies certificate), and so much more!
In other news, our top ROCKSTAR fundraisers this week are:
Way to go! Keep up the AMAZING work! If you don’t see your name as a top individual or team fundraiser and want your chance to shine in the spotlight, be sure to check out the Fundraising Tips and Blog #2 for fun and unique ways to raise money for this pawesome cause!
One last update: there has been a slight change in the food venue, and we are happy to announce that the Flight Deck will be providing the healthy vegan lunch at the Walk this year!
Stay tuned for next week’s email, which will include important information regarding the day of the Walk.
Thank you, and happy fundraising!
See you in two weeks!
We're in the home stretch: just three weeks until the Walk! I hope your fundraising is going great, and don't forget to check our blogs, videos, and FAQ if you need inspiration or ideas.
Starting this week, I'll be keeping you posted on the Walk's overall progress. We've set a very ambitious fundraising goal for ourselves this year – $25,000 – and so far, our Walk giving tracker shows we've raised just $4103. So if you've received cash or checks that you haven't posted yet, it would help us a lot if you can post donations as they come in. As of today, our rock star fundraisers are:
Now, on to how you can keep your pet safe and healthy this Labor Day weekend. If you're planning to spend time near a pool, or lake, or the ocean, I encourage you to read this story – because the great outdoors can actually cause terrible health problems and even be fatal for pets.
Lastly, remember that sunscreens and bug sprays for humans should never be used on pets. And if you're partying, make sure your pets don't drink your booze!
I wish you all a safe and happy Labor Day, and I can't thank you enough for all the time and energy you're investing in your fundraising. Please know that every minute you spend, every dollar you raise, goes to help the animals of our community and those who love them.
See you in three weeks!
We’re just one month away from the Walk! I hope you’re having a great time encouraging others to share your passion and compassion for animals – and don’t forget that our web site has tips that can help you “put the fun in fundraising.” Just visit our Fundraising Tips and Blog.
This email has some particularly important information, so please read it carefully!
First: T-shirt Orders: Each Walker who meets the minimum fundraising goal will receive a free T-shirt! (Those goals are $50 for teens/adults and $25 for youths, ages 6-12.) Please submit the T-shirt order form no later than Friday, August 30, 2019, so that we can have the perfect size waiting for you. CLICK HERE to order your size.
Second: Fundraising Updates: Congratulations to our top fundraisers so far:
Third: Health Tip - How to Protect Your Pets from Your Hobbies: Buttons, pins, glue, clay, essential oils, and even the hops used to make home-brewed beer can be harmful to animals. CLICK HERE to check out this great article on how to make sure your hobby isn’t dangerous to your beloved furbuddy.
Last but not least: Thank you SO MUCH for all your hard work on behalf of the animals of MHS!
Together, we’re building the kind of world our animal companions deserve. I hope your fundraising is going great, and I look forward to seeing you all on September 21!
Our Walk for Animals is just 5 weeks away, and I’d like to begin sharing with you our progress toward our fundraising goals.
This year, we’re hoping the Walk will bring in a net profit of $50,000. About half of that will come from local business sponsors, and about half of that will, we hope, come from our great Walkers. We are hoping you can help us raise a total of $25,000 – a lofty goal, but we know you can do it!
So far, we have 74 people registered to Walk, and we’ve received just $1,112.75 in donations online. As soon as you can, please update your pages, so we can see how we’re progressing toward our $25,000 goal.
If you aren’t making the kind of progress you’d hoped, here’s a pro tip: THE most effective way to raise money for animals is to share a story about what they mean to you.
For example – if someone says to you, “MHS helps a lot of animals find homes, and I love animals,” how much does your heart respond to that? How motivated are you to donate or maybe even join the Walk?
But suppose someone said, as a presenter at a conference I attended once did, “When I was a child, my parents fought all the time and it frightened me. The way I dealt with that was to go out into our back yard, wrap my arms around my dog, and hug him until the fight ended. That got me through a really hard time, and that’s why I’m so passionate about saving animals. I want other children to have the comfort I had.” How motivated would you be to donate or join the Walk if someone said that to you?
Maybe you don’t have a personal experience, or aren’t comfortable with being so personal. That’s totally OK, and you can instead share a story that was told to MHS’ development director. A local social worker had been trying to help a man who was very depressed, and one day when she saw him, she had the strong sense he was saying good-bye to her. She was very worried he might harm himself, but he returned the next week, and his face was calmer and happier than she had ever seen it. When she asked why, he said someone had given him a kitten, and he now had a reason to live.
That true story reminds us to appreciate that animals can actually save our lives, and it motivates us to create a compassionate community where they are safe, loved, and respected.
So try telling stories as you fundraise, and for more ideas, check our Fundraising Tips page.
Thank you so much for helping MHS, animals, and our neighbors!
This week, I’m pleased to send you links to two stories that can help dog and cat owners stay healthy.
This first story is technically for senior dog owners, but I think the information can help anyone, of any age, walk their dog safely. It’s much easier to injure yourself than most people realize, and those injuries can be serious enough to change your life, so I hope you’ll enjoy this story’s balance exercises and dog training advice!
This second story is for cat owners. Cat scratch fever is a bacterial infection that starts when cats are infected with fleas. The bacteria get into the cat’s mouth and nails and then can spread to humans – not just from a scratch or bite, but also if an infected cat licks an open sore or wound on a person. Since complications of cat scratch fever can require hospitalization due to swelling of the brain or heart, I hope you’ll take a moment to read about how you can protect your health with simple steps recommended by the Centers for Disease Control:
Thank you so much for all your hard work as you promote MHS in our community and raise funds for our animals! We truly would not be here if it weren’t for your dedication to animals and those who love them.
I hope those tips help you keep your animal companions happy and thriving for many years to come!
Did you know that 57% of millennials say their pet makes them happier than anyone else, and 50% of baby boomers say the same thing? Wouldn’t it be great to keep your fur buddy with you for as long as possible?
Well, there are things you can do right now that can add years to your pet’s life! You can CLICK HERE for more details – and here’s a quick summary of what you can do:
For both dogs and cats, you may want to consider pet insurance, since an emergency vet visit can run $2,000 or more. Insurance not only minimizes the impact of an unexpected vet bill, it can also save your pet’s life by making cutting-edge treatments affordable if your pet needs them.
Thank you so much for helping MHS by being part of the 2019 Walk for Animals. We truly appreciate it!
Today I’d like to share tips and a link that can make fundraising easier and more fun for you. The best fundraisers know who they are and what they like, so read on to find out if you’re a puppy, dog, kitten, or cat!
Puppies see the whole world as one big playground. They’re eager to learn, always up for adventures, and thrilled to meet new people and make new friends. If you’re a Puppy Person, you’ll probably enjoy fundraising that’s exciting, public, busy, and involves meeting strangers as well as connecting with old friends.
Possible fundraisers for Puppy People: Rent-a-Worker; bake sales; yard sales; host a neighborhood barbeque with admission fee; form a Walk for Animals team to enjoy the camaraderie, raise more money faster, and foster friendly competition, encouragement, and participation.
Dogs are a lot like puppies, but they’re a bit more selective. They may not like cats and certain people, but they have lots of faithful friends and play with them as often as possible. If you’re a Dog Person, you may be less comfortable asking total strangers for support and might prefer to focus your time and energy on your “pack.”
Possible fundraisers for Dog People: Ask your company for a $100 contribution; write a newsletter and post it on your social media; set up a display at your work, church, or school to share why you support animals, hand out cards with your fundraising page’s URL, and ask people to donate online to you.
Kittens are shyer than puppies and dogs, and they’re all about doing their own thing. They play, nap, eat, and bond when THEY choose to, not when someone else thinks they should! If you’re a Kitten Person, you’ll probably want to fundraise on your terms, picking who you approach carefully so you feel comfortable.
Possible fundraisers for Kitten People: Ask four family members to sponsor you at $25 each; ask five friends or co-workers to sponsor you at $20 each; and email 10 people you know fairly well to ask for a $10 donation (see how easy it is to raise $300?).
Cats can be very shy, with a strong need for independence, order, serenity, and familiarity. They choose their friends carefully and like feeling safe and welcome. If you’re a Cat Person, you’ll probably be happiest if you fundraise at a distance and in a more formal way, or at least limit who you approach to people you trust and know really well.
Possible fundraisers for Cat People: Write handwritten letters in which you ask for a specific amount ($35 is the average donation to nonprofits nationwide), and deliver the letters personally to those you’re close to and mail to those you don’t know well. (And if you’re very shy, you can just make a donation yourself instead of asking others to support you.)
I hope these ideas help you find the fundraising activities you’ll enjoy the most. For more ideas, please visit this link:
It's that time again...time to start gearing up for Monadnock Humane Society's 31st Walk for Animals and we’re looking for enthusiastic and caring animal lovers to form a team! You can help!
WHY FORM (OR JOIN) A TEAM?
Teams are a really fun way to get your family, friends, and co-workers together to help the animals and people in our community! We have lots of RESOURCES AND TOOLS to get you started and prizes to recognize your success.
SAVE THE DATE
This year the Walk will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The Walk will take place at the Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport. The theme is "Healthy Pets, Healthy People!".
WE WANT YOU TO FEEL PAMPERED & SPECIAL
This year we are focusing on pampering those of you who spend the time and put in the effort to raise funds for this awesome event. We would not be able to carry on our work without your support.
SOME NEW AND EXCITING CHANGES THIS YEAR
Ready to learn more about being a part of a team? Email me, Lindsay Carter, at firstname.lastname@example.org! I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank You to Our Event Sponsors:
MHS ensures that animals are safe, housed, and loved, and we support human wellness as well, since research shows that the animal-human bond improves people's mental and physical health.
We also help low-income pet owners through our pet food pantry, affordable spay/neuter and rabies clinics, and free boarding for pets of those who are homeless, victims of domestic violence, or entering a substance abuse program.
In addition, MHS is working to eliminate animal abuse and neglect in New Hampshire, and our adoption services contribute $1,512,100 to the region's economy through revenue spent for vet care, food, litter, grooming, and other pet items.
We receive no federal or state funding, and we are not affiliated with any national animal welfare organizations such as HSUS or ASPCA. MHS relies on the generosity of our community for support. Learn more about us at www.monadnockhumanesociety.org.
Interested in learning more about the Walk for Animals or supporting the event? Please contact us:
Email Lisa at email@example.com
Email Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer for the "Walk for Animals"
Email Kerri at email@example.com