The biggest challenge facing our
organization is our ability to take advantage of and address the problems that
arise out of the tremendous growth in population in Rutherford County.
Our organization has an excellent board of directors and an extremely hardworking
staff that have been instrumental in the success of our organization's Spay and
Neuter Clinic and educational programs. We have discovered that in order
to address this growth we must first focus on expanding our staff. For
example, we've hired a medical director that can focus on managing and
improving the efficiency of our Spay and Neuter Clinic, and we have hired a
marketing and fundraising coordinator that will focus on finding new and
creative ways to market the clinic and raise funds for the organization.
With a strong Board of Directors and staff, our next step will be to broaden
our reach by establishing a large volunteer base, something that our
organization is currently lacking. This volunteer base should provide us
with the means to expand our educational programs, increase our fundraising
efforts, and handle increased volume in our clinic.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
Pet overpopulation is the most serious issue facing domesticated animals in Middle Tennessee. Many ongoing animal-related issues – including dog bites, disease, animal hoarding, cruelty to animals, and high euthanasia rates in shelters – ultimately stem from overpopulation, which has posed a complex dilemma in Middle Tennessee and across the country for decades.
More attention has been brought to this issue in the last 15 years, and many nonprofit groups in Middle Tennessee are working to offer low-cost spay/neuter services. Some government-funded animal-control programs also offer spay/neuter and adoption services.
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