The Nerdery - Overnight Website Challenge

Chicago 2015, May 2-3

1 FUR 1 Foundation

1 FUR 1 is 100% volunteer based non-profit focused purposeful animal-assisted programs! By awarding grants to other charities, which may only operate in a specific community or region, we bring operational capabilities and opportunity to sustain and grow animal-assisted programs. We support registered non-profits working in three key areas:

Service Dog programs - These include programs involved with service dogs, guide dogs, hearing dogs, and medical alert dogs.

Animal-Assisted Therapy programs - These include organizations that specialize in animal-assisted therapies designed to improve human physical, social, emotional, or cognitive function.

Animal-Assisted Activity programs - These include programs that enhance the quality of participants’ lives by providing opportunities for educational or recreational animal-assisted activities.

What new functionality we are looking for

We wanted to centralize all information about us on the website however, due to technical inexperience and lack of funding we have not been able to integrate social media RSS feeds, blogs and seasonal creative refresh in order to keep our audience engaged and promoting call-to-action. We have 3 main objectives for our website; 1) Generate donations 2) Volunteer Sign-up 3)Grantee Acquisition

How the new functionality will help

If we are able to resolve our website issues we will be able to do MORE WORK IN OUR COMMUNITY as well as our nation. We have grantees lined-up but not enough resources. If we had a new website that meets our three objectives and simplified the digital operation( such as:function, look & feel, analytics, simplify updates to keep the site fresh) we will be able to launch the following Chicago programs in 2015:

- training of a guide dog

- reading program (with therapy dogs) for economically disadvantage children

How our organization will use the technology

Who will use the technology

Our Mission

OUR MISSION is to assist non-profits who help animals to heal people. We accomplish this by providing financial grants, business acumen, and strategic marketing support to like-minded 501(c)(3) public charities, directly impacting their ability to expand their reach and help more people, more often. OUR VISION is to promote the idea of humans and animals co-existing in harmony. Daily, we strive to raise awareness and understanding of the impact animals can have as an alternative form of support or treatment for people in need. Over time, we believe this understanding and appreciation will manifest in a greater appreciation of, and respect for, all animals. OUR VALUES are deeply rooted in the desire to facilitate lifelong bonds between people and animals.