Bi-Annual “Getting to the Goal” Michigan No Kill Conference – Courses are offered to help prepare rescue organizations for certification. Also available are a variety of sessions on animal welfare
Charity Navigator – charity review site
GuideStar – list your rescue at no charge so funders can find you
Network for Good – help with fund raising
Foundation Center - There is no online access unless you pay a fee. However, you can do custom searches of grants at the Farmington Hills or WSU library. For the Farmington Hills library, you do not have to live there, only provide your driver’s license or your library card.
Grassroots.org - provides graphic design, website hosting, web building, project consulting, tools and much more for FREE!
Lost and Found Pets
Pet Harbor – post lost, found and adoptable pets
Oliver Alert – post lost and found pets
Pets911 – post lost, found and adoptable pets
Facebook For the Love of Louie – Facebook page dedicated to reporting lost and found Michigan animals
Stock.xchng - professional photos at low cost or free
Pet food bank for rescues
Rally to Rescue from Purina Pro Plan
You can use these sites to generate adoption forms, foster sign-up forms, etc. There are versions that are free, as well as options to upgrade to a paid service.
PetPoint – animal management software.
Energize Inc. – retention and recognition for volunteers
VolunteerMatch - find volunteers in your area
Firestats - tracks website statistics (if your hosting provider doesn't provide them for you
Wix.com – easy website hosting and website design for DIY’ers
Standards of Care
Petfinder’s “How to start an animal rescue group”
Citizen Media Law Project – forming a non-profit corporation in Michigan
Humane Research Council - access to research, analysis and strategies to make your organization successful
Community Driven Institute – non-profit library of resource
Online Webinars and Workshops
Hands On Network – Volunteer development