5 Steps to Get Your Animal Rescue Off and Running with the Big Dogs
Step 1: Choose your niche.
Your chances of success is better the more “niched” you are.
Step 2: Gather your pack.
Build your pack, including volunteers to serve on your board of directors, and to help with running your organization.
Step 3: Structure for success.
The IRS and your state government have rules for how to set-up a nonprofit animal rescue. Make sure that you, and your board of directors understand the legal requirements to get and keep your organization in compliance with federal and state tax-exemption & fundraising rules.
Step 4: Raise support.
Plan how you will fund your operations. The more self-sustaining your plan the better.
Step 5: Risk management & insurance.
Know the risks involved with operating an animal welfare organization and the steps you can take, including obtaining insurance, to reduce your liability.
Rescue Me: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Starting an Animal Rescue, provides everything you need to get start and operate a rescue. Sandy takes out the legalese, puts in the common sense and provides practical pointers all along the way.
Author Sandra Pfau Englund has been helping people start nonprofit organizations for more than 20 years. An attorney, Sandy founded ‘RENOSI, Inc. to simplify the process of getting, and keeping, nonprofit groups in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations for tax-exempt organizations.
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