CARE’s guiding purpose is to end unnecessary euthanasia in our locality. This goal will be met by removing felines from our local shelters and providing medical care for these felines. We strive to ensure that every feline in our care will be spayed or neutered to prevent more unwanted felines. If possible, we will reunite lost felines with their owners. CARE will conduct adoption programs with the purpose of finding safe permanent homes for the cats and kittens in our foster program. CARE will oppose the sale or donation of any animal for the purpose of experimentation or research. Finally, CARE will conduct educational programs to inform the public about various issues including responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of animals.
By its dedication to the continuous rescue, rehabilitation, care and adoption of cats and kittens, Cat Adoption & Rescue Efforts, Inc. will be distinctive among central Virginia cat rescue associations and known as a stable and reliable animal rescue organization recognized statewide.
CHALLENGES FACING CARE:
Competing rescue groups;some (SPCA) with corporate sponsorship
Fewer fosters, volunteers, potential families for adoptions
Limited locations for adoptions
Steady decline in donations
Declining number and aging of potential board members
Limited family budgets
More surrenders from stressed families
Given these circumstances, these responses are possible:
Strategies: Merge with smallest,competing group
Increase number and location of adoption centers
Increase fundraising efforts by 15-25%
Increase educational awareness campaigns
Join with Trap, Neuter and Spay groups
Use nonprofit leadership programs to attract and retain board members
At its first strategic planning session in the fall of 2012 and in each susbsequent fall, CARE board members conduct an analysis of key issues that would impact CARE in two-year strategic planning cycle:
Funding for medical care
Need for fosters and volunteers
Need for board recruitment including succession plans
Need scholarship funds to Help Our Neighbors
These key needs are addressed through our strategic plan. At board meetings, goals and objectives are designed and implemented to meet the need selected. Progress is evaluated following the effort and the issue is added/modified in the strategic plan as part of the action plan and resulting planning calendar for the year. CARE is proud to demonstrate that it has strengthened its board development with carefully structured strategic plans, and master planing and fund raising calendars.
Extensive experience assisting nonprofit organizations with strategic planning, fund-raising, board development and communications.
Experience working with state and local officials in animal control.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
For 5-6 years CARE used an organized Bingo game to raise operating funds with great success. In 2009-2010, the economic downturn, along with the loss of our lease and subsequent start up expenses incurred at a new location, caused the failure and closure of our Bingo game. Currently, CARE is no longer operating a Bingo game and relies solely on donations and grants for operating revenues.
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