Many homeless pets are getting shelter these days, thanks to the adoption organizations and some passionate individuals who are promoting animal welfare and well being. For this purpose, hosting an adoption event is a great idea to help the pets that need a home, care and all the love they deserve.
Here we bring some useful tips that will help pet lovers or adoption organizations to hold a local event in their community. With these tips one can successfully plan and execute the event.
GOAL, PURPOSE AND BRANDING
Setting a goal is the first step for going ahead with any plan. The goal for an adoption event may include raising funds for a shelter or rescue group or setting up of a target of number of pet adoptions. If you are an individual, you can contact local pet adoption organizations and can organize the event in collaboration with them. You can also invite like-minded individuals who can volunteer and help you in achieving you goal. Branding is important because that will help in catching maximum attention. You can also set a unique theme for the event.
A.Date and venue :For any successful event, planning is must. After preparing the ground work, you can now chalk out your plan and make yourself well-prepared for any hurdles that may arrive at a later stage. Decide a date and choose a location for your event. Make sure that the date of your event doesn't clash with any similar one in your locality.
B.Set a budget :Setting a budget is very important. You will need funds to arrange basic things like chairs, tents, tables, food, drinks, decorations etc. You can also reach out to local companies that may be interested in supporting your event in any which ways.
C.Arrange volunteers: You can reach out to like-minded people who are willing to volunteer or work with you or even contribute funds. Distribute roles and responsibilities to ensure smooth functioning at the event.
D.Hold meetings :Hold regular meetings ahead of the event to ensure proper planning. Consider suggestions of all the team members.
Prepare a promotional strategy for your event. Promotion these days is not difficult thanks to the digital platform that includes social media. However, brochures too work today.
A.Social media Utilize the social media to the fullest. Use platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp to spread the word.
B.Local supporters Reach out to local supporters like vet clinics, pet supply stores, groomers, etc. They will be happy to help and support you for this cause. They can help you in any possible way like hanging fliers in their window or spreading the word on social media.
C.Local celebrity Reach out to a local celebrity. This is one of the best ways to promote your event. Once they share the information on their social accounts, you will get maximum reach. You can also contact local bloggers or media to write an article about you upcoming event.
AFTER THE EVENT
Stay in touch with everyone who were associated with your event. Do not forget to thank them for contributing their precious time, money or services. Inform them about how successful your event was with their efforts. Meet with your team of volunteers and members and discuss with them the success or loopholes of the event so that you can make the next one more successful than this one.
So, with proper planning, you can successfully conduct a pet adoption event, that will help several adorable animals find a home for themselves.
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