Four Paws Animal Rescue

Fundraising - What One Thing can you do... => Just One Thing.... => Topic started by: pebs on March 29, 2013, 14:22:15 PM

Title: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: pebs on March 29, 2013, 14:22:15 PM
Ok. So as a rescue we need some ideas in how to raise some much needed cash very quickly. Does anyone have any ideas that can be looked into. Ideas that cost nothing to put together but will raise us a few £ ?????
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Kamarupa on March 29, 2013, 14:26:09 PM
I am wondering if we could appeal for grants from other organisations. Just finding a few as we speak. I know it isn't necessarily quick cash but may be of use.

http://www.pwwsolicitors.co.uk/charitable-applications/charity-details/the-sylvia-waddilove-foundation-uk

http://aidforanimals.btck.co.uk/

http://www.jeansainsburyanimalwelfare.org.uk/    - isn't this where the van grant came from?

Just a thought.
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: DextersMum on March 29, 2013, 14:29:55 PM
I know it comes up often but I was wondering about bag-packing.  I think someone posted not so long ago to say they had a possible contact.  Just wondering if we could get it off the ground this time.

I'm just putting together a photo comp to start in the next couple of weeks.

Another nice idea is a Wish List on Amazon (idea stolen from Hope!) where people can buy us things we need if they prefer not to donate actual funds.

If anyone has contacts who could donate a really nice item for auctioning (like the Chiminea, or the signed Rugby print) that raised a good amount of money.

Ebay - it's possible to donate 100% of a sale price to a charity if anyone has unwanted items they would like to sell and the money comes directly into our bank account.

Grants - good idea Jo, we used to have a role holder to cover grants but don't at the moment.  Yes, Jean Sainsbury sponsored the latest van.
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Kamarupa on March 29, 2013, 14:40:27 PM
Jean Sainsbury awards a few grants a year but the next bunch of applications have to be in to them by May 15 , so they can be considered at the July meeting.

Now we have a few more volunteers on board is it worth asking if anyone wants to lead with the whole grants thing?

Also, are the lack of car stickers the only think holding up the Safe-ty scheme? Nicky (jellybeans) is very keen to help Nina in kennels and was asking for info but I haven't been able to tell her much. I am willing to help where I can to get things moving as I have next week off work. A launch with that on FB/Twitter/local vets/our next show/the forum might bring in funds relatively quickly if people can 'sponsor a kennel dog'.

Sorry, keep adding to this post. Is the previous grants person contactable because if we can steal a bit of their knowledge/contacts/template letter it would make life a bit easier. I have very quickly looked into a few that I can think off and a few of them don't give to animal charities. There are the pet food firms, online pet food chains, although PAH do loads instore..., supermarkets have charitable arms too if we can tailor our application about educating the community with responsible pet ownership/neutering/cutting down on the Uk's stray problem etc etc.

A FPAR account on Amazon is a great idea and would help when people like Nicky and a few of our other pro-active adopters want to help. I am happy to help with easy online things that don't take too long to set up.
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Kamarupa on March 29, 2013, 15:02:41 PM
Now we are moving towards summer ( ::)) there is the car boot sales to consider. Everyone has something they could sell...
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: DextersMum on March 29, 2013, 15:12:09 PM

Dawn was our last grants co-ordinator so should have the info Seran sent over to her.  I can provide accounting information if anyone would like to do some research and initial form completion for available grants?

Not so much the last couple of years but previously grants have been a major source of income for us.
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: lili57 on March 29, 2013, 15:32:01 PM
Buyers on E bay can donate to a charity of their choice when they purchase something.Could Four Paws get included as one of the charities?
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: FrankieBeee on March 29, 2013, 15:53:19 PM
Now we are moving towards summer ( ::)) there is the car boot sales to consider. Everyone has something they could sell...

there might be plenty this Easter weekend - may be have a look in the lockup

also there's match funding from companies that vols work for or just grants from said companies that vols may work for (I wrote to a previous company I worked for years ago and they remembered me and they gave us £100 and I know other companies give more)



Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Maggie on March 29, 2013, 16:03:03 PM
I've got loads of stuff in the garage that I've been given that would be great for a boot sale.
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Kamarupa on March 29, 2013, 16:25:39 PM
More than happy to do a car boot but when it warms up a bit!
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: DextersMum on March 29, 2013, 16:27:28 PM
Buyers on E bay can donate to a charity of their choice when they purchase something.Could Four Paws get included as one of the charities?

Hi Lillian,

We're one of the options so its possible for people to donate up to 100% of the proceeds of anything they sell, I think it should also be possible when purchasing something as well x
Title: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Famous Shamus on March 29, 2013, 19:08:00 PM
I'm happy to do a Meet and Greet in PAH Cwmbran on either Sat 13th April or Sat 27th or Sun 28th April. Myself and Eric know several members of staff and the manager (I'm always talking to them about Four Paws!), so I can arrange it with them if you need me to.
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: DextersMum on March 29, 2013, 19:11:52 PM

Yes please Alison.
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: gail richmond on March 29, 2013, 19:12:13 PM
I can ask the coffee cove over barry island if he will put a collection bucket in the cafe, he is a real dog lover
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: pebs on March 29, 2013, 19:21:28 PM
Do u think maybe he would allow us to do a meet and greet outside the shop Gail? X
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: gail richmond on March 29, 2013, 19:28:57 PM
I think he would,  I know he has a facebook page
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Kamarupa on March 29, 2013, 19:43:29 PM
For those of us who don't know eBay very well (like me, so apologies if everyone else already knew!) I have just stumbled across this. Apparently you can sell items and donate a percentage (up to 100%) to your favourite charity. FPAR are listed so should appear on the A-Z when following these steps:

http://sellercentre.ebay.co.uk/sell-benefit-charity (http://sellercentre.ebay.co.uk/sell-benefit-charity)
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Marina on March 29, 2013, 19:47:24 PM
Great idea, I was down there this morning and there were loads of dog walkers on the beach........I can help out as it's only 15 minutes away xx
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: LoveMyDogs on March 29, 2013, 20:31:22 PM
A few rescues have a search engine link for the internet, every time link is used the rescue gets a donation. Dogs Trust & UK-GSR do this but I'm not sure how you'd go about setting it up. We could all click on link 10+ a day as well as well as getting our supporters to use it. I've used dog trust one & its the same as using Google search.
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: LoveMyDogs on March 29, 2013, 20:38:19 PM
More than happy to do a car boot but when it warms up a bit!

I've got more than enough to do a boot sale too Jo, there's an excellent, very popular one in Gelligaer that I'd be happy to book in summer, could also do little FPAR info table alongside it too.
Amy made £50+ last year & she didn't have a huge amount of her stuff but it all went!
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Kamarupa on March 29, 2013, 20:41:39 PM
What, like this one? lol

http://fourpaws.easysearch.org.uk/ (http://fourpaws.easysearch.org.uk/)
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: DextersMum on March 29, 2013, 20:46:39 PM

There's also http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ where we get a % when people shop online at certain places.

I'm just going to split this thread off into the Fundraising board as there are such a lot of good ideas.
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Kamarupa on March 29, 2013, 20:55:53 PM
Re. car boots - happy to keep you company Helen if you like. Give me a shout when you book and as long as I'm not working my one out of four Sunday shift I'll be there
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Maggie on March 29, 2013, 21:24:49 PM
We did one April 18th 2010 & raised £140 & this was at Gelligaer, we didn't put a price on anything just asked for a donation (we found that people gave more than usual)
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Kamarupa on March 29, 2013, 21:27:55 PM
wow. If we can arrange it then perhaps I can pick up your stuff on the way Maggie?
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Maggie on March 29, 2013, 21:33:19 PM
There's a couple of car loads Jo, maybe we can have the use of a Four Paws van. Paul "does" Gelligaer & at the moment it's waterlogged & the pipes are frozen in the toilets (the organisers lets Paul know)
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: DextersMum on March 29, 2013, 21:34:40 PM

We should definitely be able to sort out use of a FP's van.
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Maggie on March 29, 2013, 21:38:47 PM
The van would also draw attention to the stall too :), Paul said he's willing to ask owners if we can get in free (thinks it's £7) .......... worth asking ;)
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Deirdre on March 29, 2013, 23:10:12 PM
Plugging 'easyfundraising' might help. So many people buy online these days and it doesn't cost you anything - retailers like Amazon, Play, Argos etc all give a percentage of the sale. Even if a small purchase - like a book or CD - only raises 10p it all adds up.
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Marina on March 30, 2013, 07:17:08 AM
Sully boot sale starts soon....if we can have use of the van on a Sunday I can run a boot sale xx
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Kamarupa on March 30, 2013, 07:58:35 AM
I have printed off bits and bobs for the Jean Salisbury grant application so will attempt to get things put together before deadline so our application can be considered in their July meeting.

Will contact Dawn too re. info
x
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: LoveMyDogs on March 30, 2013, 08:54:30 AM
What, like this one? lol

http://fourpaws.easysearch.org.uk/ (http://fourpaws.easysearch.org.uk/)

Oops! Just put link straight in my favs ... Thanks Jo! X
Title: Re: More Fundraising Ideas
Post by: LoveMyDogs on March 30, 2013, 09:01:20 AM
Re. car boots - happy to keep you company Helen if you like. Give me a shout when you book and as long as I'm not working my one out of four Sunday shift I'll be there

Sounds good to me Jo & we're happy to take van if needed :-)
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: gail richmond on March 30, 2013, 09:05:16 AM
I have over 100 green asda tokens so if someone lets me know where the next collection is, so I can add them  to the box, thanks
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Dianne on March 30, 2013, 12:06:58 PM
I've just signed up to easyfundraising as I do most of my shopping online. I was not aware of it before
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: FrankieBeee on March 30, 2013, 18:12:22 PM
what about getting kids to do a cake stall at school - amazing how well these do
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: love our poundies on March 30, 2013, 20:08:43 PM
am trying to bring on more plants to sell but the weather is being so unkind at the mo
 
there is a thread on here somewhere asking for no more car booty stuff to be collected due to storage ..... might be worth removing it if we need more stuff collecting ......... I have recently given my last lot to another rescue ( sorry )
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Moorfoot on March 30, 2013, 20:44:33 PM
Hi

I know that some of us who have adopted a Four Paws fur baby cant always help at an event (some of us live many miles away), but please keep putting out an appeal for donations when things are getting tough.  I saw your appeal for donations and have helped out using the Just Giving page.  I still check the forum pages even though I know I can not take another dog, nor help at an event as a trip from Scotland to Wales does not quite work, but I check to make sure that if i can help by bidding at an auction or donate funds in an emergency then I will as I will always remember where we got Sally from and I want to ensure you still save as many dogs as possible.
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: DextersMum on March 30, 2013, 20:47:56 PM

Thank you for your support, we appreciate it x
Title: Re: Appeal - Fundraising Ideas
Post by: Peppa on March 31, 2013, 14:45:24 PM
Another thing to remember is the Pounds4Poundies Bonus Ball - £1 a week for a number 1-49 and you could be the Lucky winner of our prize fund, this is 50% of the money donated the other 50% goes straight to Four Paws.