Grant alert! An easy and efficient program for members to win a $2,500 cash grant award.
Hi everyone, I’m Marcie from Shelters United here today, we wanted to let you know about an easy and efficient program for members to win a $2,500 cash grant award for all the good work that you do.
It’s called the Every Pet Project. The Every Pet Project is an award program created by Virbac Animal Health, which gives away two $2,500 cash grant donations every month to animal charities in the US. They have donated a lot of money from the start of the program – $240,000+ to 97 charities across 37 states.
Winners are selected randomly from online or text nominations. The more nominations your organization has the better chances of winning because any staff member, volunteer, doctor, could nominate one time every day.
There are two ways a person can nominate your organization the first way. The easiest way is to text the word pets. PETS to 80160. The second way is to send people to the Every Pet Project website and supporters can then click the nominate now button.
What’s an easy way to inspire people to nominate your organizations? Remind them of the amazing work you guys do every day. Share a recent success story or a unique way that you’ve helped your community as a catalyst to inspire people to send in those nominations. The best people to nominate you, your dedicated staff, volunteers, fosters, donors, and committed social media fans. You can share this digitally and in newsletters or social media posts, or you can even talk about it at in-person events with signage or a handout. Sharing socially works best. When you remind people of the great work that you do for pets, you can repurpose a recent heartwarming story.
We also have graphics and language for you to use and download to make it even easier. Here’s an example post about honey. The kitten was rescued near death from a multitude of flea bites after the organization treated her and found her loving foster home. She’s ready to find a forever home. Now the call to action is inside the post and remind supporters that were just one minute of their time, only 60 seconds. They can save more pets like honey with a nomination to the Every Pet Project Shelters United.
It also created a post for you to use so you don’t have to really overthink it. We want your supporters to use their voices to honor the amazing work that you do every day and to nominate you to win.
Remember, anyone can nominate your organization one time a day, every single day to wrap up. Remember, there are two ways to nominate your organization for a $2,500 donation and every pet project via the Every Pet Project website. And yes, please share it exactly like that. It’s very important or the easier way is texting the word PETS to 80160.
You can download our premade posts below or reach out to your Shelter Specialist and we’d be more than happy to send you the post.
Thank you so much for your time and dedication, your energy and passion, to help. We really appreciate all the work that you do!
Getting the word out about nominating your org is easy – with these premade tools!
Below are examples of the images you can share to gain nominations via email or social media. Right-click and save these images or use the download button to download a folder with templates and images right to your computer – including a copy of this helpful introduction to Every Pet Project to share with your team!
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Program open to 50 United States (D.C.), 13 years or older. Void where prohibited. Other restrictions may apply. See Official Rules.
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