3rd Party Partnerships

At Harbor Humane Society (HHS), we are inspired by the generosity and support we receive from people and businesses in the community. Often spending their own time and money, individuals and businesses are always coming up with new ideas and creative ways to raise money for our homeless animals. Be sure to review our policies and procedures section before filing an event application request!

Event application requests will take up to 10 days to process.

In order to ensure that the Harbor Humane Society’s name, image and reputation are properly represented, we ask that all third-party fundraisers abide by the following policies. Your cooperation will help us guarantee consistency and quality in the events.

Harbor Humane Society CAN provide the following:

  1. Approved usage of Harbor Humane Society name, logo, brochure, and information/fact sheet about our shelter and services upon request.
  2. Support in drafting co-branded marketing materials to promote your event if time allows.
  3. Authorization of letter to validate the authenticity and intention of the fundraiser if needed.
  4. Pre-event promotion and post-event recognition of your fundraiser to Harbor Humane’s community of supporters on our social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram if time allows.
  5. Feedback on event structure ideas, tips, and suggestions if time allows.
  6. Assistance setting up an online peer-to-peer fundraising platform to further the reach of your network, similar to a GoFundMe.

Harbor Humane Society canNOT provide the following:

  1. Access to contacts or donor lists.
  2. Board members, animals, employee, or volunteer staffing at the event if less than minimum threshold of $500 raised/donated.
  3. Event assistance such as soliciting donations or auction items, attending committee meetings or recruiting event attendees.
  4. We are not responsible for the event/fundraiser of any kind such as expenses, insurance, or purchases.

1) Make a plan: Who is the host of your event, is it virtual, who is your audience?

2) Get the word out: How are you going to market the event? Let everyone know the date as soon as possible so they can plan to attend!

3) Set a goal for your event: Setting a fundraising goal for your event can help you early on in the planning process and encourage donors to give.

4) Budget expenses: Identify any expenses and potential sources of income. Keep expenses low by asking for in-kind donations of supplies from friends or family, or even local businesses.

5) Thank your supporters: Send thank you cards or letters to all the supporters and volunteers who helped make your event a success.

If you have additional questions about your fundraising event, please contact us at or 616-399-2119 ext. 120.