July 17, 2015 by Tim Crum

Audience: Executive Leadership

Video Length: 97 minutes

More adults in the U.S. contribute money to charities than vote, volunteer or attend houses of worship. Yet you might be surprised to learn that just working harder and smarter won't necessarily get them to give. The key to success? Encourage those who already support you to help with the work of securing funds. Come learn how to build lasting relationships with donors, ask current donors for more money, invite donors to find other donors, and build a volunteer team devoted to asking for money to help more animals. It's not pie in the sky; it’s a powerful source of fundraising. This is a presentation from the 2015 Best Friends National Conference.

About Tim Crum

Tim Crum is a nationally recognized expert on fundraising, board governance and shelter operations in the animal sheltering industry who is often called upon to speak at national and regional conferences. As founder and CEO of Animal Shelter Fundraising, Tim has consulted with more than 150 animal welfare groups across the country and has raised in excess of $200,000,000 for those groups. In 2013, Tim co-founded Animal Shelter Services to help animal shelters and rescue groups with operational issues ranging from shelter evaluations to board development to interim management. He has visited 300+ animal shelters in 49 states and seven countries. As lead presenter for Humane College, Tim travels extensively around the country giving fundraising workshops, presentations and motivational speeches to hundreds of animal welfare professionals each year. His fundraising knowledge, coupled with his creativity, enthusiasm and quick wit make him popular with audiences. Tim is the author of two books - the highly praised An Animal Shelter's Guide to Fundraising along with An Animal Shelter's Guide to Board Governance. His third book, An Animal Shelter's Guide to Capital Campaigns is to be published early this Fall.