Charitable Partners

Attention NH-Based pet NonProfits

Are you looking for marketing and fundraising help?

We invite NH-based pet nonprofits, who subscribe to our Core Beliefs and Values, to apply to our Charitable Partner’s Program.

Charitable Partner’s Program

Annually, we support three NH-based pet nonprofits by creating awareness of their causes and raising funds for their organizations.

Nonprofits interested in our program, must be a 501(c)(3) organization and complete our application process, which asks for information about your mission as well as marketing and financial needs.

Deadline for Submission

To be considered for the 2022 Charitable Partner’s Program, completed questionnaires must be submitted by November 1, 2021. Our management team reviews all applications and chooses 10 finalists. This information is then shared with our official Club members over a two week period for feedback and voting. The top three organizations will be offered a spot in our 2022 Charitable Partner’s Program.  

Frequently Asked Questions

The Charitable Partner’s Program started in 2020 prior to the covid-19 crisis. When activities and events were put on hold, we had to restructure the program in order to continue generating awareness of our Charitable Partners and raising funds for their organizations. The first year, we raised over $1,600 for the program with the help of our amazing community. In 2021, we expect to more than double the amount we give back to our charities.

The NH Dog Walking Club management team carefully evaluates all 2021 applications submitted by the November 1st deadline and selects 10 finalists by November 30th. Information provided by the finalists is then shared with our official Club members for feedback and voting from 12/1/2021 – 12/15/2021. At the end of the voting period, the top three organizations with the most votes will be offered a spot in the 2022 Charitable Partner’s Program. 

Completed applications must be received by 11:59pm on November 1, 2021 to be considered for our 2022 Charitable Partner’s Program.

The management team at It Takes a Village Pet Care and the NH Dog Walking Club, which consists of the Owner, Assistant Manager and Safety Manager, determine the 10 finalists. 

Once the finalists have been chosen, the information provided by the finalists is then shared with our official Club members for feedback and voting from 12/1/2021 – 12/15/2021. At the end of the voting period, the top three organizations with the most votes will be offered a spot in the 2022 Charitable Partner’s Program. 

We’re looking for three basic things:

  1. Your mission. We’re looking for information on how your organization helps pets and their people. 
  2. Plans for growing/starting your charity. We’re not looking for a formal business plan, but we want to understand your strategy for becoming a sustainable organization. You are encouraged to share an explanation of how you’ll achieve business success. It might include some mention of your market, your team, the things you’ve overcome so far, and the challenges you still face.
  3. Plans for the marketing support and funds raised. Tell us how you would use the marketing support offered as well as what the money raised would be used for. Be as detailed as you can.

We request that businesses be based in NH and a 501(c)(3) organization. The applicant must also be at least 18 years old.

We do not provide individual feedback on applications. 

In 2021, ElderPet, Mary’s Dogs, and Live and Let Live Farm participated in the Charitable Partner’s Program. In 2022, Mary’s Dogs and Live and Let Live Farm were once again voted into the program as was Hero Pups. 

You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you are able to in outreach activities for your organization with the Club. We understand your time is limited and will assist you and your team any way we can with marketing support.

There is absolutely no cost to participate in the Charitable Partner’s Program. The NH Dog Walking Club has a commitment to giving back and supporting the local community hence the reason this program was created.

Charitable Partners

Reach dog owners throughout New Hampshire with information about your organization’s mission and receive support from our engaged and passionate community.

program benefits

Marketing Support

Take advantage of creative, unique, and fun ways to reach dog lovers throughout New Hampshire with your message and services.

Post Events on Calendar

Post your fundraising events to our calendar throughout the year. These events will also be highlighted in our weekly newsletter.

Media Outreach

Your organization will be included in social, print, and broadcast media outreach to promote events and fundraising opportunities.

Collaborations

Gain awareness with a larger audience through collaborations with our corporate partners, expert members, and other charitable partners.

Special Events

We host special events monthly that offer additional opportunities to reach dog lovers with your information in creative ways.

Engage with our Community

Engage with our community via the discussion section of our Facebook group. Our welcome packet offers tips and resources for maximizing your exposure.

Behind the Scenes Tour

We can broadcast live to our community from your location showing all the great work your organization and team does to help pets and people.

Use of Charitable Partner Logo

Permission to use the NH Dog Walking Club Charitable Partner logo on your website, promotional materials, and in your social media outreach.

marketing/pr strategy

Expansion Plan

The NH Dog Walking Club has over 2K engaged dog lovers in its online Facebook community from NH, ME, MA, and CT. As part of our Phase 1 – Phase 2 expansion plan, we are hosting events in the Seacoast area as well as west to Concord, south to the MA border, and into southern ME. We expect to host events throughout NH by the end of 2022.

A Respected Brand

The NH Dog Walking Club, established in 2018, is a community outreach program of It Takes a Village Pet Care which is a well-respected company in the communities they service. Their 43, 5-star reviews on Google attest to this. In addition, 84% of dog walking club community members surveyed in 2020, agreed that It Takes a Village Pet Care is a trusted and respected brand; 16% neither agreed nor disagreed.

Expansive Network

The NH Dog Walking Club is fortunate to be supported by a large network of corporate partners and expert members. In addition, we have connections with several charitable organizations throughout the state as well as national organizations through the Pet Sustainability Coalition. 

Decades of Experience

Association with our brand communicates trust, respect, compassion, and professionalism. Traci Bisson, the owner and founder of It Takes a Village Pet Care and the NH Dog Walking Club, also has over 26 years’ experience in marketing and PR, 16 years of which she owned her own marketing/PR firm.

apply to the program

Our network grows as we continue to partner and collaborate with passionate and dedicate nonprofits. If your organization can benefit from marketing support and additional fundraising efforts, please apply to the Charitable Partner’s Program. Complete our application process and submit to be considered for our 2022 program.
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