wildlife-sos

Wildlife SOS

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"GiveSmart helped us collect more than $328,000 by making it easy for our donors to give in the moment from anywhere."  

— Kate Schnepel, Development Director 

Challenge

Solution

India’s wildlife is under severe threat – every animal, from the majestic elephant and the tiger, to bears, and rare pangolins have fast become “the hunted.” Wildlife SOS helps to protect the environment and at-risk wildlife from animal cruelty. Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani dedicated themselves to eradicating wildlife abuse. Geeta knew online giving, crowdfunding, and mobile messaging could offer the support they needed for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation and ultimately increase survival rates but needed help on how to get started. Wildlife SOS learned about Sanjay, an elephant subjected to the underworld of illegal elephant trafficking and trade that had been severely abused for years. They had only 24 hours to rescue Sanjay or risk losing him forever.

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They launched an online and mobile messaging campaign for him immediately, and supporters worldwide came through with an overwhelming display of compassion and support.
With [GiveSmart] solutions, Wildlife SOS expanded its reach about rescue missions with text message alerts (Text WILD to 51555), allowed its supporters to extend their efforts through crowdfunding, and provided recurring gift options to their donors on mobile-friendly donation pages.

Impact

Sanjay was safely rescued and now spends his days at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center, often in the pool or with his fellow rescued friend, Wally. With just two full-time staff members, Wildlife SOS has collected $328,000 from 2,350 donors, and gained 392 recurring gifts, 41 volunteer fundraisers, and have 8,800 mobile subscribers that receive real-time text message alerts.

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Wildlife SOS rescued Sanjay, and he now spends his days at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center, often in the pool or with his fellow rescued friend, Wally. With just two full-time staff members, Wildlife SOS has collected $328,000 from 2,350 donors, gained 392 recurring gifts, 41 volunteer fundraisers, and has 8,800 mobile subscribers that receive real-time text message alerts.

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