Getting to work with animals all day and helping them find their forever homes sounds like a dream job. But when you start a nonprofit, your time is spent more on business and administrative work than giving your critters the care they deserve. 

With BryteBridge Nonprofit Solutions, you can learn everything you need to know about running a nonprofit organization and get the help needed to start a cruelty prevention 501(c)(3) animal rescue and make sure it stays afloat.

How To Start A Nonprofit Animal Rescue

Opening up a shelter isn’t just about getting cages, food, and space for stray animals, you also have to focus on the business side of starting up. That includes appointing a board of directors, adopting bylaws, incorporating as a business, and getting a website, most of which has to be done before you can even apply for your rescue’s 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

That’s a lot of work, but BryteBridge Nonprofit Solutions has been through it thousands of times before. Our community of experienced professionals can not only tell you everything you need to know about how to start a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal rescue correctly, but we’ll also help you get it done so starting up right is a snap.

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Start a Cruelty Prevention 501(c)(3) with BryteBridge Nonprofit Solutions

Running A Nonprofit Organization

You can start an animal rescue with just a little space, time, and a big heart. But to keep it growing, you need money. Developing fundraising events, soliciting corporate sponsorships, and grant writing are all full-time jobs, though. How do you hire someone to bring in funding when you don’t have the money to hire them?

That’s where BryteBridge Nonprofit Solutions comes in again. Not only do we have tools you can use for earning cash for your 501(c)(3) rescue, but we also have tips for how to make your donation applications stand out. Raising money and running a nonprofit organization are easier than ever when you do it in partnership with us and our experience.

Set Goals and Gain Community Support

BryteBridge Nonprofit Solutions can also help you clearly define goals that will help you focus on the actions and results needed to fulfill your mission as a cruelty prevention 501(c)(3) animal rescue. Short-term goals help you achieve more immediate needs, and long-term goals help you realize steps that will be needed years down the road. Gaining community support is also an important factor to help grow your nonprofit. Through services like graphic design and strategic planning for your website, flyers, and branding, BryteBridge Nonprofit Solutions can help you stand out and grow.

Fetching Future Success

You’ve figured out how to start a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal rescue  and get it on its feet. Now keep your staff and your money focused on the pets that need you by outsourcing a significant amount of the day-to-day business work to BryteBridge Nonprofit Solutions. We offer bookkeeping services, help with nonprofit insurance, and guidance on ongoing IRS forms

Contact us to make running a nonprofit organization a walk in the park.

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Animal Nonprofit FAQs

While it is possible to start a nonprofit 501(c)(3) rescue by yourself, it is a complicated process. A nonprofit is run like a business, and will either succeed or fail as a business. Getting help from a team of experienced professionals can skyrocket your chances for success. 

Board members are fiduciaries who help steer a nonprofit with ethical management policies and provide adequate resources for the organization to achieve its mission.

The fees needed to start any nonprofit organization vary by state. In some states, the cost may be as little as a few hundred dollars or as high as a few thousand in others. BryteBridge Nonprofit Solutions can teach you how to start a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal rescue by finding sponsorships and utilizing fundraising to get your nonprofit up and running and able to grow as more funds are needed.

Yes. Nonprofits usually make money through donations and grants, but also through the sale of goods or services. For example, an animal rescue may receive donated items, which it can then sell for a profit, or they may offer animal education classes to the public for a fee.

Founders of any nonprofit can pay themselves a fair salary for the work they do to run the organization. They can also compensate part-time and full-time employees who help in running the nonprofit. They may also provide themselves and employees with a benefits package that might include medical benefits and paid time off.