Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tip #5 - Using the Two P's

So you’ve spread the word about your animal’s Chance page, but you have yet to receive a substantial donation amount. In a situation such as this, it’s important to have the two P’s – persistence and patience. Although your networking and soliciting efforts may not have produced the monetary results you’d been hoping for, it’s important to keep persevering (ha! – another “P”!) Visualize your pet’s Chance as a seed, which will grow and flourish with proper care.

A seed will not prosper if you plant it in soil, water it on the first day, and then leave it to its own devices. In order to see that seed sprout, you must water it faithfully, pull out weeds that may grow around it, and give it just the right amount of sunlight. A seed needs care, love and attention – and so does your Chance page! Make sure you maintain its care by:
  • Providing consistent updates, photos, and videos
  • Sending multiple rounds of e-mails to friends and family soliciting help
  • Requesting those who cannot donate to share your animal’s story and Chance page link
  • Trying new modes and methods of advertisement until you find the most successful course of action (**Examples coming soon in future tip posts!)

As much as we may want them to, seeds don’t turn into flowers overnight. They can take weeks or even months to show the first signs of life. But rest assured that your Chance will thrive as long as you give it the care and attention it needs. Don’t give up, you are in control.


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  3. After creating a Pet Chance page I created an, "Event" on Facebook and invited 140 of my friends (people I knew would help and re-post) to that event. By creating an actual event each of the 140 people were sent an email invitation on Facebook. Within a couple of days Joe Joe's fund was up to almost $800.00, all from Facebook friends and family! Some of the donations came from people that weren't included in that group, however, I did post Joe Joe's story and donation link on my Facebook wall as well. When you create an event on Facebook you have the opportunity to put in an Event Name, Date, Place, Time, etc. to host an event you don't have to actually, "have a get together" you can just say the place is PetChance.org, July.., at 7:00 pm... Every time we received a donation I made sure to thank the person on PetChance AND on my Facebook wall, tagging them in the thank you note so I was sure they saw it! Also, I am currently making sure I keep everyone updated as we go through this journey...they dug into their pockets and they just want to know how things are coming along!! Keep them informed! God Bless the makers of this wonderful site and those who use it!! Love, Jennifer and Joe Joe kitty

  4. I'm doing everything thing on here. I didn't know it be so hard. I'm loosing hope.

    1. Sheena - this is exactly why we wrote this post. It's easy to lose hope and give up, but you shouldn't! It has taken some of our clients 6-8 weeks (or more) to raise money. So it's worth it to keep working on it.