Katy Bryant joined the San Antonio Pets Alive! Marketing and Fundraising Teams shortly after SAPA! was established in San Antonio. As the owner of Laser Printers and Mailing Services, Katy has brought her direct mail fundraising skills and experience to the organization. The fundraising team has since built a considerable database and direct mail marketing program from the ground up, spreading the word of the San Antonio Pets Alive mission to make San Antonio a no-kill city. In addition, Katy has served as Board President for San Antonio Postal Customer Council and is currently a Board member for Ropin’ Dreams.

Lindy Hardin is the Development Director of San Antonio Pets Alive! and has worked with the relatively new organization from its inception in Jan 2012.   Over the past two years,  Lindy has dedicated the bulk of her time outside of her 17 year career at AT&T to help raise funds via grant writing, event planning, donor encouragement and business sponsorships for San Antonio Pets Alive and the mission of a No Kill San Antonio.  Lindy has volunteered with various non profit boards in the San Antonio community and served as Board President of San Antonio AIDS Foundation, Women of AT&T and YWCA (elect) creating programs, planning events and raising funds.

San Antonio Pets Alive! started, with the help of Best Friends Animal Society funding part of their budget, in 2012.  The organization had to quickly get on its feet to raise funds the rest of the funds needed to save 5,000 animals.  Lindy and Katy will share what they did to hit the ground running, what worked, what didn’t work as well as expected, and how to divide and conquer.  Katy Bryant has done a great job with direct mail campaigns and will share that experience as well.

SAPA! closely follows the model of its neighbor to the north, Austin Pets Alive!, and they share an Executive Director, so Katy Bryant and Lindy Hardin work together diligently to implement best practices and tailor/develop them based on their specific circumstances. Join Katy and Lindy for their Grass Roots Fundraising talk this weekend at the 2014 American Pets Alive! No-Kill Conference in downtown Austin!

Haven’t registered yet? Only a few tickets left! www.americanpetsalive2014.eventbrite.com

 

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