FundRaiser Blog

The FundRaiser Software Blog is an excellent resource for nonprofit organizations looking to learn more about fundraising, donor management, membership management, and much more.

Lessons Learned from Crowdfunding to Save a Horse


Facebook has been a remarkable tool for those involved in saving horses from the kill buyers. For those lots that want to see a horse in a good home rather than shipped to Canada or Mexico for slaughter, there are pages and Facebook Groups devoted to getting these horses visibility, donations, and even a good home. Which brings me to Thanksgiving weekend, when a very pregnant mare, skinny and in dire need of a good home, came across my Facebook newsfeed. I knew I had enough money to pay the deposit required to ensure she wouldn’t suddenly be shipped off...but for the rest of the money, and the cost to ship her from Kansas to Missouri? I wasn’t sure how to raise it. I decided to try crowdfunding.

I hear about crowdfunding successes all the time, but could I do it? Could I raise the money necessary to save this horse and bring her to my place? Her story reminded me so much of my own mare (now 19), whom I rescued as a 3 month old colt, a “surprise” for the mare had been through so many auctions that no one knew or disclosed that she was pregnant. I had to try.

Continue reading
765 Hits
Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
happiness arts PayPal increasing giving amounts community broadcasting understanding giving trends Excel how-to videos donor contact information motivation custom page add ons change of address updating memorial giving customer service communications product news upgrading donors membersip benefits office Task List gift entry donor attrition rate segmenting donors the Ask donor slip backing up data Resiliency nonprofit fundraising donor source targeted mailings pledges NCOA processing word processor online donations government grants giving history alumni training tip fundraising upgrade premiums raffle tribute gifts social media case study Tickles mode code general merge fields advanced tab look and feel reports ticket sales membership programs In-Kind gifts ROI mission driven role of nonprofits donor banquet training major gift prospects new leadership #GivingTuesday corporate sponsors password protection building donor relationships Reporting to IRS gift notes field online donations annual maintenance plan FundRaiser Spark security volunteers features donor recognition Facebook follow up Donor Portal overview capital campaign Groupings development director Reminders brick campaign Volunteer module Company culture board members operational costs accounting software End of Year Letters data entry foundations phoning donors in honor of donations monthly giving support disaster relief Facebook campaign relationship tracking customer portal LYBUNTS budget spreadsheets annual campaign Snow Birds donor attrition membership benefits community arts nonprofits event management importing csv volunteering lapsed donor donor loyalty moves management ticketsales endowment campaign announcements tech tip correspondence donor retention rate donor targeting welcome packet National Change of Address motivation code updates publicity materials tax summary letters major donors Thank You giving levels appeal letters spare fields Crowdfunding Campaign fundraising letters GivingTuesday grassroots campaign operating systems Codes community supported gardens GoFundMe project thank you letters grants on site training data conversion data analysis Alternative Addresses animal rescue SYBUNTS campaign management recurring gifts user interface donation history charity golf tournaments user spotlights Congratulations donor profile solicitors flash sales small donations

Connect With Us

  800-880-3454 ext 3
  Email Us
  Request More Information
      8:30AM-5:30PM CST

Customer Portal Login Form

User Name:

If you are not sure about your Customer User Name, please call 800-543-4131 and we will be able to help you.

Or you have lost your password, Request Password