The Humane Society of Greater Miami is happy to partner with organizations on third-party events to benefit the homeless dogs and cats in our care. A third-party event is any fundraising activity by a non-affiliated group or individual where the Humane Society of Greater Miami has no monetary responsibility and little or no staff involvement. The process for hosting a third-party event typically begins with an idea, date and plan of action that is presented to the Humane Society of Greater Miami.
The time and effort that you put into the event will benefit the thousands of injured, neglected, sick or abandoned animals we care for each year at the Humane Society of Greater Miami. No matter how large or small, your contribution will make a big difference in the lives of our animals.
To begin the process of planning and hosting a third-party event for the Humane Society of Greater Miami, fill out the Third-party event contract.
Below are some helpful tips and guidelines to help you plan your special event.
Come up with event ideas. Here are some examples:
- Auctions: donated goods, art, handmade products, etc.
- Arts and crafts shows
- Bake Sales
- Birthday parties or personal celebrations
- Bring your dog to work day
- Car washes
- Church or Community Neighborhood Donation Drive
- Garage & Yard Sales
- In-Store Events
- Jeans Day
- Pet Washes
- School Events
- Sporting Events and Tournaments
- Theme Parties
- Ticket Sales, Raffles and Entry Fees
- Yappy Hours
Set the date and location
Schedule your event for a day, time and location that provides you with plenty of time to plan and promote it properly. Before confirming the date, check with the Humane Society of Greater Miami to make sure it doesn’t conflict with another event.
Set fundraising goals and budget.
Remember, the lower your costs to produce the event, the higher your contribution will be.
Submit a Third-party events contract to the Humane Society of Greater Miami.
Download the Third-party events contract here, and submit. A member of our marketing team will contact you to review any issues or concerns and will provide you with feedback on your proposed plan. You will need to determine any legal, insurance, liability, permit and safety issues you may need to address.
Create a “Day of Event” agenda and checklist.
Develop a publicity/promotion plan.
Flyers, posters and other promotional materials will help generate awareness and excitement about your event.
Have the event!
We hope you have a fun and successful event! Once your event is over, just submit the proceeds to the Humane Society of Greater Miami and start planning your next event. Don’t forget to take pictures and submit them to [email protected] .