February 6, 2013
United Pet Fund was founded in 2010 as a nonprofit organization with the express purpose of ‘Helping Where Needed’ for Animal Care and Service Organizations (ACSOs). With that philosophy, we have provided: Scholarship funds for ACSO volunteers to attend continuing education conferences; Handyman services for assistance in the repair and maintenance of shelters; Pet Health Days event in under-served areas such as Over the Rhine; Emergency funds when needed for unexpected predicaments; and Nonprofit leadership management seminars/webinars, along with helpful shelter/rescue-topics seminars, to the ACSO volunteers and leadership.
Currently we are working on becoming a local and national resource and support organization for the smaller ‘mom-and-pop’ ACSOs. UPF is working to become a Nonprofit ACSO-Member Services Organization that will provide basic business services needed by all nonprofits to become successful. Eventually, with the economic advantage that comes with having large numbers of members, it will allow us to offer access to discounted business services for our members, including, but not limited to, products and services that are needed by all nonprofit animal service and care organizations: Legal and Accounting, Insurance, Public Relations, IT services, Credit/Financing Services, Pet Products (including food and health supplies), Webinar-based training in non-profit leadership and management skills, as well as Animal Behavior and Health needs. The list can go on, but we have place to start!