Michelson Found Animals is launching the 4th annual Saving Pets Challenge, an online fundraising competition which benefits animal welfare organizations dedicated to keeping companion pets out of shelters and into loving homes. Each year, organizations from across the nation compete for a chance to win cash prizes to help fund life-saving programs for pets in their communities. Since its inception, participating groups in the Saving Pets Challenge have raised more than $4 million dollars combined.
This year's challenge runs May 2 – June 1, and there are two ways for groups to win. First, the top five groups that raise the most money during the 2017 Saving Pets Challenge will be rewarded with cash grants from Michelson Found Animals. Second, there are weekly Bonus Challenges which are designed to encourage participation throughout the challenge and make it easier for smaller organizations to compete.
$150,000 in Cash Prizes: 1st place - $50,000
2nd place - $30,000
3rd place - $20,000
4th place - $10,000
5th place - $5,000
Bonus Challenge prizes totaling $35,000
The Challenge launches May 2 at 12:00pm ET. Please quickly fill out this short application, so that you can get entered into the competition. Michelson Found Animals will review your participant application and then CrowdRise will get back to you to let you know whether or not you have been approved to participate.
Once approved, we'll also get you some next steps and a few easy starter tools to get you going. We help you every step of the way including a handy toolkit filled with sample messaging, webinars, email content, social media content, press releases, tips, 24/7 support and more.
Shelters and nonprofits with an annual operating budget between $50,000-$10,000,000 qualify for participation. If you have any questions on the Saving Pets Challenge on CrowdRise, or if you are wondering whether or not your organization can participate, please email us at SavingPets@CrowdRise.com, and we'll dig in.
Michelson Found Animals is receiving applications for this year's Saving Pets Challenge now through May 12, 2017 at 5:00pm ET.