First thing is to register! Visit the registration page to sign up as an individual, family, join a team or start a team of your own.
Once you are registered, you will gain access to your own personalized donation page that makes tracking your fundraising efforts easy. You can share your donation page on social media to make it easy for your friends and family to donate on your behalf.
Your personal fundraising page is a great place to share your story and tell others why you are participating in Dog Jog. Whether it is because your pet is a rescue, in memory for a beloved pet that has passed, or because you want to see an end to animal cruelty. Inspire your donors by sharing your story.
An ambitious fundraising goal shows people your level of commitment to this important cause. Potential donors want to see you succeed and setting a high goal will motivate them to give generously in hopes of helping you achieve your target.
Start by making a donation to yourself. A personal donation highlights your dedication and inspires others to rise to the challenge by following your lead.
Create a list of potential donors you wish to connect with. Then share your story with them through multiple channels like email, social media and face-to-face conversations. Check out the ready-to-use images and social media posts we have drafted for you at the bottom of this page.
Don't forget to thank those who have supported your fundraising efforts personally and update them every so often with your progress. Recognition of their support will make them feel appreciated.
Your online donation page will track all of your online donations and you are not required to record these donations on a pledge form.
We have created some graphics and sample posts for you to use to share your participation in this year’s Dog Jog. Be sure to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (@calgaryhumane) and use the hashtag #dogjogyyc. Help us help them by spreading the word!
Save your favourite banner to your phone or computer and upload as your Facebook cover photo.
Copy and paste one of these posts into your social media status to let your friends know that you’re helping end animal cruelty by participating in Dog Jog. If you can’t make it, please consider sharing a post to help promote the event to your friends.
"On June 5th, my dog and I are walking/jogging to end animal cruelty. Learn more: http://support.calgaryhumane.ca/dogjog"
"I'm participating in Calgary Humane Society's 20th Annual Dog Jog because I want to help end animal cruelty. Help me reach my fundraising goal [insert your donation page link]
"Join my Dog Jog team and let's create a brighter future for the animals together! [insert team page link]"
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