A Word About Animal Shelter Fundraising

Tim Crum

Tim Crum is a nationally recognized expert on fundraising, board governance and shelter operations in the animal shelter industry who is often called upon to speak at national and regional conferences. In 2008, Tim founded Animal Shelter Fundraising, and has consulted with more than 200 animal welfare groups across the United States and has raised in excess of $200,000,000.  In 2013, Tim co-founded Animal Shelter Services to help animal shelters and rescue groups with operational issues ranging from shelter evaluations to board development to staff training & development.

Tim has been the recipient of many awards and recognition over the past decade:

2016. Acquisition International Magazine's Business Excellence Awards, Best Animal Welfare Fundraising Organisation - USA"

2015.  Acquisition International Magazine's Business Excellence Awards, "Award for Excellence in Animal Welfare"

2007.  13th Communicator Awards.  Golden Quill Award.

2007.  Cambridge "Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals"  

2004. National Register's "Who's Who in Executives and Professionals"

What to Expect


We want you to know that we understand - first hand - the challenges of raising funds for an animal sheltering organization.



Having worked for several animal shelters professionally and more than 200 as a consultant, we have the expertise to lead your fundraising efforts.



Our work produces results that clients take comfort in.

Animal Shelter Fundraising is a full-service consulting company that specializes in fundraising for animal shelters and rescue groups.  It remains the ONLY company in the country that specializes in this area.


Founded in 2008, the company has consulted with more than 200 companies across the United States.


Founder and CEO Tim Crum has raised more than $200,000,000 for local and national animal welfare groups!

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