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.