Rescue Event Ideas
I am involved in a non-profict organization that works with my local shelter. I am looking forward to the new year and what we can do for the animals and shelter. I've come up with quite a bit of ideas on events for the dogs, some are reasonable, some are long-shots. What are your ideas (crazy or not) for events benefiting the shelter?
An example would be having a weekend at the local dog park for people to interact with shelter dogs as well as bringing their own dogs. (This is just an idea.) Or having someone be a speaker for seminar and have people pay a small fee to attend. (This was mainly for the bully breeds as we have a lot of pit mixes at the shelter. I love to educate and be educated.)
Our 'leader' has recently moved and is passing the reigns. It's a pity because she seems like a great, passionate person. (She moved to Chicago 6 months ago and I joined this group less than 6 months ago.) I feel like this is a great opportunity for our group, though.
On a side note, the shelter's staff kind of sucks. Apart from a couple of people they are lazy and difficult to communicate with. (The pay isn't great, but still.) The main people don't 'do' social media, so the PetFinder and Facebook site are all run by volunteers (only when they let us). This is going to be a huge obstacle, but I believe it will be worth it.
Any other advice/comments/whatever is welcome and appreciated. This is pretty new to me.