Hi, I’m Stefanie.
Those who know me, know I have a passion for planning events. I’ve planned conferences of all sizes, fundraisers, silent auctions, live auctions, and this summer I even learned more about planning a large outdoor dog festival.
One of my personal goals when starting this blog was to find a way to marry up those event planning skills with events to help homeless pets. However, the missing piece in the puzzle is learning to use social media effectively in conjunction with pet-related event promotion. This makes me sound old, but most of my experience comes from before the term “social media” existed.
With the mind-blowingingly fabulous social media skills I’d learn at BarkWorld 2012, I’d be better equipped to engage my community to participate in events and fundraisers to help support pet adoption agencies. Many small agencies are working so hard to keep their heads above water and provide food and medical care for the animals they have, that while fundraising and event planning sound like a great idea, they don’t have the time or specific skills to get something started. That is where I come in! The small agencies in my area do so much on a daily basis to help pets, that added awareness and, of course, added funds, would only help with getting more pets in their forever homes!
To learn more about the Iams Home 4 the Holidays campaign, that works with over 4,000 animal organizations in over 15 countries, read their web page and see how you can get involved.