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Online Fundraising for Fayette County Animal Rescue with Facebook

 

 

STOP HERE! This page has a lot of words. If you want the quick version click the Start Now button above, copy one of the Example text below, and you are done!  If you have a couple minutes to browse the rest of this page, great as it will help your fundraiser but if quick is for you then click the button <smile>.

 

SWAG Thank You! When you raise money for Fayette County Animal Rescue we are grateful! And to show our appreciation we have an awesome FCAR gift for you based on the amount raised (minimum $50). Please email your name and address to fayettefcar@hotmail.com so we can mail you a gift at the end of your fundraiser!

You can start a fundraiser to raise money for the animals of Fayette County Animal Rescue.  You’ll have your own Facebook Fundraiser page to collect donations, and can hold your fundraiser whenever you want.  We want to make planning your fundraising campaign super easy so we’ve created some information and sample communications to you started. They are basically reference guides to help make everything  successful for you and to help you raise more money than you ever thought possible for the animals of Fayette County Animal Rescue.

 

Everyone uses the same generic Facebook generated posts, we encourage you to be original (or at least different) and give you some ideas you can use as is or make changes as you see fit. Make it personal to you and your passion for the animals and our rescues. Your love and commitment to the animals coming through from your posts makes a difference in your fundraiser! 


Be sure to put multiple posts with thank yous, updates, encouragement, etc. after you put your initial fundraising post up and share it to your page multiple times so your friends and family have the opportunity to see it.
 

Here are a few different cat and dog pictures too, all rescues from FCAR. Feel free to use them on your fundraiser page! And if there is a certain dog or type of picture you would like to use, just email us at fayettefcar@hotmail.com.
 

Any questions or if you need anything to assist in making your fundraiser go smoothly and  successfully, don’t hesitate to email or call us! 
 

Example #1:

I probably don’t look even a day older but yes, it is my birthday! And I couldn’t be more excited that this year I am donating my birthday and asking for your support for Fayette County Animal Rescue (FCAR).  FCAR is a no-kill, 501c3 animal shelter serving an extremely large rural county in Tennessee. FCAR has been rescuing dogs and cats for over 20 years from extreme circumstances including animal cruelty, neglect, abandonment and injury.  I truly hope that you will consider making even a small donation to help support their mission as a way to celebrate with me. Thank you! 
 

Example #2 - DOGS:
Who loves dogs?! Because you KNOW I DO!  And since my house simply isn’t big enough for all of the birthday puppies I would love to get this year, I’m donating birthday to Fayette County Animal Rescue (FCAR).  FCAR is a no-kill, 501c3 animal shelter serving an extremely large rural county in Tennessee. FCAR has been rescuing dogs and cats for over 20 years from extreme circumstances including animal cruelty, neglect, abandonment and injury.  I truly hope that you will consider making even a small donation to help support their mission as a way to celebrate with me. Thank you!


Example #2 - CATS:
Who loves cats? Because you KNOW I DO!  And since my house simply isn’t big enough for all of the birthday kittens I would love to get this year, I’m donating birthday to Fayette County Animal Rescue (FCAR).  FCAR is a no-kill, 501c3 animal shelter serving an extremely large rural county in Tennessee. FCAR has been rescuing dogs and cats for over 20 years from extreme circumstances including animal cruelty, neglect, abandonment and injury.  I truly hope that you will consider making even a small donation to help support their mission as a way to celebrate with me. Thank you!

 

Example #3:
My birthday is almost here. I’m not usually excited about getting older, but this year I’m really thankful to have lived another happy, healthy year. As you know I am a huge animal lover however there are so many animals in our community that are not getting the care and basic necessities that they need to survive. We can help change that.

I’m asking for my age in dollars from everyone I know. The money raised will directly fund the amazing work being done by Fayette County Animal Rescue. They rescue abused, neglected, injured and abandoned animals in Fayette County, TN. Pretty great group… Please help me reach my goal and donate to my birthday campaign. Thank you!

Example #4:

My birthday is around the corner, I don’t usually ask for presents, but this year I’ve decided to make an exception. I’m asking all my friends and family to donate to Fayette County Animal Rescue and help save an abused or neglected animal’s life, instead of giving me gifts. Help me make this birthday my best ever – donate to my campaign. Thank you!

 

Example #5:

It’s almost my birthday. I know it’s hard to believe but yes, the fabulousness that is me is about to be one year older. I know you had probably planned on getting me the most amazing present for my birthday. Possibly a new sports car? Trip to Paris? Tickets to a rock concert? But guess what, I don’t need any of that. (Okay, well the sports car would be super cool but …) What I REALLY want for my birthday this year is for you to join me in my goal to raise $XXX for Fayette County Animal Rescue (FCAR).

Fayette County Animal Rescue is a no kill animal shelter serving Fayette County, TN and they do an amazing job every day for the cats and dogs that they rescue. Their focus is on preventing animal abuse and saving cats and dogs that have been severely neglected, injured and abused. However they can only save lives if they can afford to provide the care and with your help we can make a difference.

I’m donating my birthday to Fayette County Animal Rescue. Will you also donate to my campaign as well?

If you donate you don’t even need to sing Happy Birthday to me. Well, except my mom. She still needs to….

Sample Calendar 7 Day Campaign

  • Day 1: Announce to your family, friends and co-workers that your campaign has begun and explain what you are working to achieve.

  • Day 3: Update your family, friends and co-workers about your campaign such as how much money you have raised. Don't forget to use pictures!

  • Day 5: Update your family, friends and co-workers on your progress and remind them that your campaign is over in 2 days.

  • Day 6: Send an update to your family, friends and co-workers thanking them for all of their donations and support. No need to ask them to donate in this update, just let them know how their donations can impact Fayette County Animal Rescue and how you really appreciate all of their support.

  • Day 7: Update your family, friends and co-workers that every donation counts and that tomorrow at midnight your campaign will end and to please help in every way possible.

  • NOTE:  Post updates to social media every day.

 

Fundraising Tips

The more compelling your page, the more likely people will support your campaign for Fayette County Animal Rescue.

 

  • Tell your story. Make your campaign personal. Draw your family, friends and co-workers in by telling why you are committed to saving the animals and why you need their help.

  • Add lots of great photos and video if possible. You can get pictures of FCAR animals from our website, Facebook page or email us for more. Or come out to the shelter and take your own pictures and videos to post.

  • Make your fundraiser tangible by suggesting donation amounts to your supporters that will lead to real life results. For example: $5 will provide heartworm prevention to on dog for 1 month; $25 will feed the animals at FCAR for 1 day; $70 will spay a female dog; $200 will vaccinate, spay/neuter, deworm, etc. a new animal rescued by FCAR.

  • Find like-minded supporters to become team members for your campaign.

  • Email drives donations far better than social media. Typically the more people you email the more money you will raise for your campaign.

  • If possible, try email in small batches of 10 people. When people are all blind copied or they see they are one of a very large mailing list people can feel anonymous and are less likely to support your campaign.

  • Use Facebook, Twitter and other social media to update people about your fundraising campaign.

  • Make your donors feel appreciated. Be so good at thanking and communicating with them that they are excited to have been part of your team.

  • Keep the energy high.

  • Check your fundraising page statistics constantly to understand what’s working.

  • Post updates about your fundraising page at least every other day to keep people informed about how it’s going.

  • Use deadlines to create some urgency and rally support.

  • Expand your audience. Don’t just rely on your family, friends and co-workers, approach businesses your frequent and those outside your direct circle to engage as well.

  • End your campaign with a big final push for donations.

  • Follow up after your campaign with a final update and word of thanks to all that supported you.