How Do I Get Sponsors

July 31, 2014

Nowadays there are unfortunately more animals in need of support through sponsorship than ever before. This is especially true when it comes to cuddly creatures such as cats and dogs, since they make up for the majority of animals that are currently in shelters. Although those of you who work in animal care are probably are already well aware of this fact, what you may not know is that fortunately there are different things you can do to in order to find new sponsors for your furry friends.

So, since waiting around for someone to come along and adopt or help support an animal doesn’t seem to be enough anymore, here are some good ideas for getting great sponsors!

If you haven’t done so yet, then definitely get involved with some sort of social media. Whether it’s Facebook, twitter, Instagram, or any other well-known medium, it can be an effective way to convey your message to many people while using the power of an irresistible picture, and it’s FREE.

Approach local businesses and ask if they would like to get involved. Perhaps politely suggest that they put a small percentage of each sale towards sponsoring animals for a specified period of time and remind them that not only is it for a good cause, but it’s usually beneficial for businesses as well. This is because they can advertise their efforts and it’s been proven that patrons have a ‘soft’ spot for supporting such things.

Hold an event to raise money as well as awareness. Think of something fun that people in your area would be enthused about participating in such as a race or other contest. Another idea could be to setup a stand at local events like fairs and festivals, of course don’t forget to bring a few of the animals along, as they are after all the main attraction and will surely love the attention.

Another option besides seeking ongoing sponsorship is to have a drive, as it can be an effective way to bring in some essential items such as food, blankets, and toys, which are always appreciated.

Remember, regardless of whether you work in an animal shelter, hospital, or humane society, or are simply someone that could use a little extra help caring for your pet at the present moment, you always have options and there will always be hope for our little four legged friends!

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