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

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