August 11, 2017

It's a Dog's Life: Canine-Focused Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns

Eden Stiffman, for The Chronicle
Our friend Zorra enjoys some down time during the dog days of summer.

Sometimes, fundraising can go to the dogs — but in a good way.

We've covered a number of furry fundraisers and canine-centered campaigns over the years, which may say something about the nonprofit world (or maybe just our staff's love of man's best friend). Below we've dog-eared just some of the stories about pups in philanthropy.

We hope these case studies will inspire your next creative campaign and even teach your nonprofit, old or not, a few new tricks.

January 06, 2017

Calif. Surfing Dog Raises a Cool Half-Million for Charities

Money raised by Ricochet, a 9-year-old golden retriever and internet sensation who has 259,000 Facebook followers, has benefited more than 250 nonprofits.

February 24, 2014

Charity 'Muttbombs’ Instagram Users

An animal-rescue group searches Instagram for people's self-portraits and edits them to add a dog available for adoption to the photo.

October 09, 2015

Vodka, Dogs, and a Nonprofit Love Story

As the founder of Tito’s Handmade Vodka has raised money and awareness for a veterinary nonprofit in Texas, the groups have discovered they are bound by their ideals as well as their devotion to canines.

March 01, 2015

A Nonprofit New to Galas Finds Its Way—With Help From Man’s Best Friend

The Morris Animal Foundation has seen its dog-friendly event in Knoxville, Tenn., more than double in size in four years.

June 03, 2011

Runaway Dog Raises $10,000 to Fight Cancer

Fast thinking by college officials helped turn a glitch at a cancer-research fund-raising race into a benefit.

February 22, 2009

Top Dogs Raise Money in Pet Photo Contest

The contest, which cost at least $5 to enter and $5 to vote, raised more than $377,000 with the help of a Facebook application.