The PIP Program

"PAALS, Inc. Presents..." ~ Info & FAq

  • WHAT IS “THE PIP PROGRAM”?

“PIP” is a support program for animal welfare organizations who are critically in need.

Not-for-profits, particularly all-volunteer-run organizations, are regularly faced with the daily challenge of trying to Do Good. To these amazing humans, things like assigning volunteers to rallying the community or running fundraiser events can often feel inefficient or even wasteful in the grander scheme (when there are animal’s lives on the line and time is [always] of the essence.)

These very volunteers — often working day in and day out in an effort to save all different animal's — are the reason that the PIP Program exists.

  • HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

The PIP Program offers applicants a choice of support-type to receive, should their application be selected by the PAALS, Inc. Allocation Committee:
       1.  Financial Support ~ Selected organization applicants will connect with a PAALS, Inc. Events Pod, who will organize prepare and execute a fundraising event on behalf of the selected organization.  The only required participation from the selected organization is letting their own following know about the event via social media, and attending / volunteering on the day of the actual event. 
Click Here to apply for the PIP Financial Support option
Click Here for examples of potential PAALS, Inc. fundraising events
Click Here to contact PAALS, Inc. with follow-up questions before applying
       2. Community-Focused Support ~ Selected organization applicants will connect with a PAALS, Inc. Events Pod, to determine the type of Community-Focus that the selected organization is in critical need of. Some examples of this type of support could be: growth in the organization's volunteer-base, community-geared cause advocacy events or educational program implementation, networking within a community and throwing a "Fresh Look At Fostering!" event in an effort to rally and bring in new foster families etc.
The designated Events Pod will then organize prepare and execute the agreed-upon endeavor, on behalf of the selected organization.  The only required participation from the selected organization is letting their own following know about the project via social media, and attending / volunteering on the day of the actual event.
Click Here to apply for the PIP Community-Focus option
Click Here to contact PAALS, Inc. with follow-up questions before applying

  • HOW MANY ORGANIZATIONS WILL PAALS, INC. HELP IN ONE YEAR?

Our goal is to have provided five not-for-profit organizations with financial aide or community-rallying assistance by the end of 2019.
Once PAALS, Inc. is fully staffed and running at our ideal / goal-capacity, our aim is to provide fifteen not-for-profit organizations with either financial aide or community rallying assistance by the end of 2020.

  • WHAT IS THE FORMAT FOR SELECTING THESE ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE IN NEED OF SUPPORT?

Three times during 2019, the PAALS, Inc. Allocation Committee (consisting of both Board Members and members of the management team) will select one-to-two organizations to assist out of the collection of PIP Program applications we receive.
Then with the goal for our second year in operation being to help a larger number of animal welfare organizations, the selection format for 2020 will remain the same, however there will be five organizations selected per trimester as opposed to one.

  • WHAT IS REQUIRED OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS, BEFORE THEIR APPLICATION FOR SUPPORT CAN BE CONSIDERED?

Each of these organizations will need state-level recognition as an Animal Welfare not-for-profit, and will need to provide PAALS, Inc. with details on their critical situation, whether financial or community-based. 

  • HOW WILL PAALS, INC. ENSURE THAT ALL PIP APPLICANTS ARE CONSIDERED BOTH FAIRLY AND EQUALLY?

The PAALS, Inc. Allocation Committee, comprised of Board Members and members of the Executive Management Team, will be utilizing a standardized application review process: 
-Individual / private application review by each committee member
-Open discussion on urgent / decision-making elements, once individual-reviewing has ended
-A blind vote to ensure that each committee member provides honest, uninfluenced feedback

  • WHAT EXPERIENCE DO MEMBERS OF PAALS, INC. HAVE WITH REGARD TO BEING INVOLVED IN THE FRONT-LINES OF NONPROFIT AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT WORK?

  • WHAT MAKES THESE COMMITTEE MEMBERS QUALIFIED TO TAKE PART IN THE PIP PROGRAM SELECTION PROCESS?

Each of the PAALS, Inc. organization members have been involved in other not-for-profit and nonprofit work before joining PAALS, Inc. As a group we have a unique understanding and appreciation for the level of need that exists on a daily basis in the nonprofit world, and we truly hope to help anyone and everyone that we are able to.



*If you are not in a position to request financial or community support for your organization, we hope you will still consider getting involved by either sharing about the PIP Program on social media, spreading the word about upcoming events or even diving in to lend a hand as a volunteer!!*

 

Thank You to all of the Animal Welfare Superheroes. 

We're here for you.