Setting up your fundraising page will help you successfully raise funds to support Pet Partners. You can efficiently use online fundraising to spread the word to friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors about your efforts and encourage them to make donations online. Walkers who raise funds online will typically raise more than double the donations of participants who choose not to fundraise online plus with our new Facebook integration, we have made raising money so much easier. There are a few steps to get your fundraising page set up:
Personalize your page with your profile photo and your own message. Let everyone know why you’re walking and raising funds for Pet Partners
your supporters are more likely to donate if they understand your story and why supporting therapy animal work is important to you.
Send personalized emails to potential supporters to improve your fundraising success! Make a goal to send at least 15 personalized emails inviting
your friends and family to support your walking efforts. Click here for sample email templates.
Set a fundraising goal on your page. Setting goals will keep you focused and motivated to cross your own fundraising finish line! Most teams set a
goal of securing 10 teammates to raise $1,000—that’s just $100 per person.
LACE UP & TEAM UP!
Walking is more fun with friends, so ask EVERYONE to join your team!
WALK & SPREAD THE WORD!
Share, Share, Share! Snap pics of you and your pets to inspire others to get involved. Use your social media to raise money and awareness for #WorldsLargestPetWalk and #PetPartners.
INVOLVE YOUR ANIMALS
Off leash running at a dog park? Hiking? Walking around the neighborhood or playing fetch in the backyard? Whatever special animals are in your life, you can involve them by walking together, and by sharing how you are supporting Pet Partners. As always, we encourage YAYABA (You Are Your Animal’s Best Advocate) for registered therapy animals and non-registered family pets. Be sure to familiarize yourself with your animal's signs of stress and always clean up after your animal (big or small).