Thanks to our generous presenting sponsors, Wentworth SubaruCity and Subaru, donations will be matched from May 1 through May 6 until we gather $20,000. This is a great opportunity to ask friends to support your Doggie Dash efforts.
You can raise needed funds for the animals by collecting Doggie Dash donations from family, friends, and coworkers. Your Doggie Dash web page is an excellent way to collect donations. Or, download & print the Doggie Dash Donation Form.
Better yet, start a team and get friends, family and coworkers in on the fun. The top team and individual fundraisers receive special prizes and recognition for their efforts.
How do I collect donations?
The best way to collect donations is to register online for Doggie Dash. You'll get a personalized web page where you can post your own story and photo and raise funds. Just email the link to your web page to friends and family (or share it on Facebook)—everyone who sees the link is just a click away from making an online donation on your behalf.
You can also download & print the Doggie Dash Donation Form. Collect donations in the form of cash or checks made out to Oregon Humane Society. Turn in your donations and forms at the OHS registration tent the day of the Dash.
Use your Doggie Dash web page for fundraising (and fun)
Once you register online, you’ll get a Doggie Dash web page that you can customize with text and photos. Use it to tell your story with words and pictures. You can even write blog posts on your page. The more personal your story, the more people will be moved by it. When people visit your web page they’ll find an easy-to-use link to make an online donation on your behalf.
Ideas for your web page:
- Brag about your pet(s) with pictures and stories.
- Talk about why you think it’s important to rescue pets, care for neglected animals, and fight animal cruelty.
- Share a personal experience about OHS or adopting an animal.
When your web page is ready, share it!
You can send out the link to your page using your regular email account, or take advantage of the Doggie Dash Participant Center, which has tools for:
- Sending and tracking emails
- Automatically thanking people for donations
- Importing your email contacts list
- There's even a sample email message you can use to ask friends, families and coworkers for their support. This email talks about how donations help OHS do vital work for animals and our community.
Quick Tips for Raising $500 or more
Most importantly, don’t hesitate to ask more than once, especially with email. If you don’t get a response the first time, ask if your email arrived. Then, ask again. Here’s one method many people have used to quickly raise funds:
|Day||Who to Ask||Total|
|Day 1||Get yourself started with a $25 donation||$25|
|Day 2||Challenge three family members to match your $25 donation||$100|
|Day 3||Ask your best friend for a $25 sponsorship||$125|
|Day 4||Ask your boss for a company donation or a matching gift||$150|
|Day 5||Ask five local friends to sponsor you for $10||$200|
|Day 6||Ask five out-of-town friends to sponsor you for $10||$250|
|Day 7||Gather support at work! Ask five co-workers for $10||$300|
|Day 8||Ask five neighbors to support you for $10||$350|
|Day 9||Ask 10 people at your church, club, gym, etc for $10 each||$450|
|Day 10||Request a $10 sponsorship from five local businesses||$500|