The success of AlignCare™ relies on mobilizing community resources and activities. With the support of AlignCare™ National, the AlignCare™ affiliate’s Community Organizer will lead the local effort toward building a sustainable fundraising campaign and initiating relationships with potential funders to include:
- Local and national corporations
- Charitable foundations
- Private citizens
AlignCare™ National wants to ensure donors that their dollars are being used in the most effective way by being fiscally responsible. AlignCare™ clients must meet certain requirements in order to be enrolled in the program.
- Bonded Family – A strong human-animal exists within the AlignCare™ family.
- Need for assistance – AlignCare™ clients are low income families who would not be able to provide veterinary care for their nonhuman family members without assistance.
- Willingness to partner – Much of what makes AlignCare™ successful is the inter-professional collaboration of veterinary service providers, social service agencies, veterinary social work coordinators, and people in the community in which they live. AlignCare™clients must be willing to partner with these groups to ensure success of the program and of their personal goals.
To best build your affiliate’s AlignCare™ Fund, special attention should be paid to identifying stakeholders, messaging, and potential donors.