Here’s how it happens: you know this family that’s fallen on tough times, finances are tight, yadda yadda. Something bad happens to their dog and as much as they want to, they can’t pay for the care the dog needs. So you decide your rescue can raise some money and pay for the dog’s care. After all, it’s a dog in need, right? And isn’t it better to get the dog the care it needs rather than have it suffer or end up in the shelter or put down?
The answer is – it depends.
But don't want to deal with the paperwork? You probably ought to talk to us.
At Risk Intervention (ARI) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt public benefit charity run by a group of smart geeks and nerds who provide infrastructure, support, advice and fundraising tools to other groups and individuals. Our primary core competencies are innovative fundraising (ain't free but won't cost you anything), information products, legal advice and limited pro bono representation, and slack in the rope logistics support.
These programs require no effort on your part once you sign up. You enroll your organization, then ask your supporters to use the program. Once THEY enroll, they don’t have to do anything else. Your group must be a 501(c) 3 to use these programs except for igive.com.
Before you start, get the following together so you won't be running around like a nutcase. In fact, while you're at it, print off a couple of extra copies of your 501(c)3 Letter of Determination and stick that and copies of the other stuff in a fundraising folder.
If your group is looking for long term help in building your community and fundraising, we have programs for that. Our regular partners get reduced fees on online fundraiser like the voting calendar, the Christmas tree, and others, as well as monthly professional newsletters, legal advice, and coaching from our event and online auction specialists.
Then there's everything else that goes along with running a rescue. Need a great adoption or foster contract? We know where to send you. Wading through the Form 1023 for your group 501(c)3? Got resources for that, too. Wondering whether you're doing everything by the books or if you've missed something? Talk to us. We've got a list.
Want high tech fundraising but can't afford it? Talk to us. Our fundraisers aren't free -- the proceeds help us buy more custom programming -- but they don't cost you anything. Here's how it works:
We set up a fundraiser for you. Could be a voting calender contest, an interactive building game, a fund-me-for-a-day program -- lots of choices.
Ready to learn to write grants? It's easier than you think with our free FIVE MINUTE GRANT WRITER course. Sign up and every day for a few weeks you'll get one short five-minute task to complete. When you're done, you'll have a skeleton grant that you can flesh out for almost any request for proposals. Click on the ONLINE COURSES link on the top menu to sign up!