Events

Businesses, restaurants, organizations and other groups who wants to support our work for pets can choose to help Great Plains SPCA with their own events. We are happy to partner on these events and spread the word of your good work. Interested in hosting a third party event? We’d love to have your support!

You can view upcoming events on our calendar below or click here to see our Facebook Events Calendar.

July 2019

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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
  • It's a Pawty! Dog Days of Summer
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
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  • Clear the Shelter Adoption Event
  • Independence Campus Closed
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  • 100 Miles for Animal Shelters
  • Pet Adoption Center Closed for Training
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  • 100 Miles for Animal Shelters
  • Doggie Date Night
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Interested in Hosting an Event for Great Plains SPCA?

Thank you for your interest in raising funds to support Great Plains SPCA! The work you do directly supports the nearly 7,000 animals we receive and care for each year.

We have put together these handy guidelines to help you in planning your event, as well as to help you provide transparency to the public and keep your event consistent with GPSPCA’s nonprofit status and reputation.

Third-party/community events must be in line with the GPSPCA mission to save, protect and improve the lives of animals, while strengthening the relationship between pets and their human companions. We welcome events and partnerships that support this mission!

What is a Community or Third-Party Event?

A community or third-party event is any fundraising activity organized by a non-affiliated group or individual that benefits GPSPCA and where GPSPCA has no financial responsibility and little to no staff involvement is required.

Getting Started

The path to launching a community fundraising event begins with an idea and a plan of action that you present to GPSPCA. You and/or your group submit your application which becomes an agreement about expectations from GPSPCA’s involvement, whether with animals or volunteers, and the commitment you and/or your group is making for the event.

The event application must be submitted at least four weeks before your event to ensure we have time for full review and to assist you in planning and promotion, if applicable, but the earlier, the better!

 

Please return the completed third-party/community event application to:
Great Plains SPCA
Attn: Marketing
5422 Antioch Drive
Merriam, KS 66202
OR
Email: events@greatplainsspca.org 

What Happens Next?

We LOVE community events and are so excited to work with you! Here’s what to expect:

First, we review your application and event proposal and evaluate it for fit with our organization’s mission and objectives as well as feasibility and timing. This is an information step to ensure that events not only represent GPSPCA and our mission accurately in the community, but also to ensure we have the time and resources (animals, volunteers, etc.) to properly assist with your event.

Once approved, we will reach out and provide guidance for your event and if it meets our publicity threshold, discuss ways we can help inform our membership and the community about your event.

Please know that while we strive to support community fundraising events to the greatest extent possible with the resources we have, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to support every event.

Does GPSPCA Provide Staff or Volunteers to Execute Events?

The staffing needs and availability of staff and volunteers vary widely by event and while we provide the personnel support we can, we look to our event partners to handle many of the organizational and administrative tasks associated with third-party events. Similarly, while we love to get exposure for our animals, the venue or environment might not always be appropriate and we may not always have adoptable animals available to attend third-party/community events. Puppies and kittens are particularly susceptible to diseases in the environment so please understand if we cannot provide these young animals. We have lots of wonderful adult animals that love to get out of the shelter!

You and/or your group – as the event sponsor – are responsible for all details of the event, including:

  • Underwriting all related costs, event coordination, marketing/promotion and sales
  • Recruiting volunteers to run your event
  • Writing all letters, flyers, thank-you notes and sponsor requests
  • Working the actual event

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