Project Description

Our team successfully hosted a fundraising event called “Rags for Wags,” an online DIY Dog Tug Toy event in support of the Anti-Cruelty Society. Despite encountering mid-project challenges, including unreliable space and supply funding, our team effectively pivoted strategies and leveraged our organizational contacts and personal networks to ensure project completion.

Description of Charity 

Anti-Cruelty, formerly known as the Anti Cruelty Society, extends beyond being a simple animal shelter. Their core mission revolves around fostering positive and healthy bonds between humans and animals. Offering a full range of services, they provide humane education, training, adoption, and fostering programs. Additionally, their temporary foster care initiative aids in keeping families united with their beloved pets for as long as possible. Remarkably, they also support poor families by donating pet food, ensuring that economic constraints do not sever the bond between families and their pets. In a recent development, the organization rebranded to reflect the evolution of their humane activities. With decades of service to both animals and humans, they perceive themselves as more than just a society but rather as a driving force in the humane movement. Therefore, on their 125th anniversary, they opted to drop “society” from their name, signifying their commitment to proceeding sympathy and welfare for all beings.

Factual Analysis of Success 

The main objective behind the “Rags for Wags” Event was double: to generate funds for Anti-Cruelty and to create toys for dogs awaiting adoption. Through planning, we arranged an event that not only increased awareness but also garnered significant support for our selected charity. “Rags for Wags” yielded an impressive outcome, raising over $850 in funds and crafting over 60 dog tug toys, showcasing the effectiveness of our fundraising tactics and the solid dedication of our team.

Lessons Learned 

Furthermore, this experience highlighted the significance of agile project management, particularly in adapting timelines and objectives to suit developing project requirements. Establishing possible deadlines and incorporating buffer time for unforeseen delays or alterations is essential. Proactive planning prior to project initiation can mitigate delays and mitigate conflicts within the team. Additionally, the extra time might afford opportunities for expanding project deliverables.