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  • 1.  How do I win that 3K you are offering?

    Posted 12 days ago

    (I run a small RESCUE in Greeneville TN (GREENE ANIMAL LEAGUE.ORG)  and because our pet-population is "out of control", I offered $100 to each new adoptive family to pay their first VET bill! We were able to save to 10 month old pups on "death row" in 3 days....If I had more money, I could make this a "regular offer" for the dogs on  "death row"! I call it bribery but it captures a lot of inquiries and empathy  of euthasia.....We need to win that  3K money! Mary Murray, LadywiththeHuskies, PROOF4PETS & http://greeneanimalleague.org

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    #FundraisingandDevelopment

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    Mary Murray
    CEO, Founder & President
    Greene Animal League
    TN
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  • 2.  RE: How do I win that 3K you are offering?

    Posted 10 days ago

    Hi Mary,

    Thinking outside the box and be innovative are great in saving lives and it looks like you are onto something. Here is my suggestion. I would do a small pilot study. Let's say you are able to save 5 animals by giving out $500. I would then follow up these animals to make sure the outcome is long lasting. I would also team up with a vet so you know the money is being spent on the animals. I have a small nonprofit and from time to time, I have offered to pay for adoption fees or spay and neuter but I would pay directly to the shelter/rescue and the vet who was doing the surgery.  Let's say you follow up these 5 pets and found that your $100  toward vet bill of each pet really saved the animals life because the adopters still have the pets after 6 months and have no intention to return the pets. This kind of data will allow you to argue that the $100 is pivotal in saving lives. With these data, you can then write grants or ask for sponsorship. I am sure showing results that are long lasting is a sure way to get financial support. Sometimes one has to spend money to get money. So while you spent $500, you may get financial help that  would be in the thousands.  Thanks for saving lives. Good Luck



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    Julielani Chang
    The Life of Kai: Compassion Connections Inc.
    Davis CA
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  • 3.  RE: How do I win that 3K you are offering?

    Posted 10 days ago

    I tried this method in November 2023 and saved 2  ten month old "pups" off of "death row" in 3 days!!  I did pay directly to the VET and found excellent families for these 2 pups! Also saved  a Basenji and paid for her spay as well!  My actions "caught the eye' of the County Mayor, where I am currently applying for a small starting grant so that my list on 25 Foundations, I can request "matching funds"! I am a business woman so I get it that "you need to spend money " to make money! Of course, I want to save "every dog" but I did NOT win the lottery! No private VETS in my area are willing to give a RESCUE non-profit discount, so the S/N could add up to some serious dollars! S/N here or anywhere goes by weight because of the anesthesia, the actual procedure is 2 to 5 minutes!......Local Vets want to charge me $150 - 300, that's alot! Thanks, Mary Murray, LadywiththeHuskies, PROOF4PETS & https://greeneanimalleague.org



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    Mary Murray
    CEO, Founder & President
    Greene Animal League
    TN
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  • 4.  RE: How do I win that 3K you are offering?

    Posted 10 days ago

    Hi Mary,

    Are you able to contact the 3 adopters to follow up? If they still have the pups after 6 months then your $100 worked wonderfully. Adopted dogs are at risk of being returned within 2-3 weeks of their adoption and usually somewhere around 6 months so if the dogs are still in the homes then this is excellent data points that you can use toward your grants. My nonprofit does not offer S/N but when looking for grants I see tons of grants that speficially funding S/N as rightly so as S/N is crucial for limiting the number of animals that can potentially become homeless.  As you know we have a shortage of vets so I empathize that securing a vet to help is difficult. There are also funding organizations that give small seed grants to help kick start programs, you should look into those as well. Try the Binky Foundation. They give a seed grant of $1000 which is not what you are looking for but depending on what you do with the seed grant, you can then apply for a recurrent grant with a larger amount depending on the need. Good Luck and hope you get that starting grant from the County Mayor. 



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    Julielani Chang
    The Life of Kai: Compassion Connections Inc.
    Davis CA
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  • 5.  RE: How do I win that 3K you are offering?

    Posted 10 days ago
    Thank you for your response, tell me about the Binky Foundation, where are they, how do I contact them? All pups & families are doing well, that is good! My thinking is this: If I can get $1000 from my County, get a matching grant from 2 Foundations, my corporation (VIE, Inc) will pitch in, I am up to $3500. I will use that money exclusively for finding families for dogs on "death row" S/N, rabie, chip etc! My County Mayor had said that the "pet over population" was a "people" problem, so how do you FIX the PEOPLE? Offer $100, there is alot of people around this area that want everything for FREE! ...So if the people are cheap, I hate 2 say bribery works! If I can get my goal, that gives me 35 dogs I can help with a forever family and initial VET bill! I have 5 big dogs here ( ALL RESCUES) and 11 cats, they live on my property, so they are mine and already taken care of by me! The 35 dogs would be my goal for my County area dogs on "death row" and/or relinquished! I see my purpose & vision to be reachable, provided I have the money to back up this challenge! I feel this is DO-ABLE!
    Thanks, Mary Murray, LadywiththeHuskies, PROOF4PETS & https://greeneanimalleague.org
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    Mary Murray
    CEO, Founder & President
    Greene Animal League
    TN
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  • 6.  RE: How do I win that 3K you are offering?

    Posted 10 days ago

    Here is the link to the Binky Foundation but you can just google them too.  The Binky Foundation

    Good Luck



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    Julielani Chang
    The Life of Kai: Compassion Connections Inc.
    Davis CA
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  • 7.  RE: How do I win that 3K you are offering?

    Posted 10 days ago
    Thank you, Julielani Chang...You just made my day and reboosted my enthusiasm......That Foundation is in New York.....I am from NY & was "very successful" in NY....16 years on NYSE/NASD, then Computers, got the contract to sell  NYC's software....hoping all my experience leads to fruition, I am energized & ready to go! Thank you again for making my day more knowledgeable! Just LOVE IT!
    Mary Murray, LadywiththeHuskies, PROOF4PETS & https://greeneanimalleague.org

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    Mary Murray
    CEO, Founder & President
    Greene Animal League
    TN
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  • 8.  RE: How do I win that 3K you are offering?

    Posted 10 days ago

    Hi Mary,

    That's wonderful! I am so glad to hear you enthusiasm is reboosted. Working in animal welfare sector is hard on the soul and we all need a little nudge, a small lift and whatever it takes so we don't let go of hope.  Sounds like you have lots of experience with the technology world. I may have to pick your brain in the future. I am happy that you are happy. Go get them! :)



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    Julielani Chang
    The Life of Kai: Compassion Connections Inc.
    Davis CA
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  • 9.  RE: How do I win that 3K you are offering?

    Posted 10 days ago
    Please share with me your list of Foundations and.or matching grants list, please! I am confident that my abilities, actions & success are "grant able"! Thanks for your insight, it gives me tenacity than ever! Lol....
    Thank you, Mary Murray, LadywiththeHuskies, PROOF4PETS & https://greeneanimalleague.org
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    Mary Murray
    CEO, Founder & President
    Greene Animal League
    TN
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  • 10.  RE: How do I win that 3K you are offering?

    Posted 10 days ago

    Mary, 

    You've already done what you need to do to be entered to in the $3K grant giveaway for February. You are automatically entered to win each month when you start a discussion, make a reply or upload a library resource in that month. Everyone who contributes content receives one entry that month regardless of how many times they post. In other words, you won't receive multiple entries for contributing multiple times. Then, it's just a matter of luck -- we randomly draw one name from all of the content contributors each month.  Best of luck to you! 

    Check out the original announcement thread to learn more about the monthly $3K grant giveaway



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    Kim Domerofski (she/her)
    Community Manager
    Maddie's Fund
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