Arizona-based author writes third book in Animal Shelter Guide To Series

Animal Sheltering expert, consultant and author, Tim Crum's newest and third book in the Animal Shelter's Guide To series, delivers insight and guidance to those preparing to raise capital funds to build or renovate an animal shelter.
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Surprise, AZ ( August 1, 2016 - Animal Sheltering expert, consultant and author, Tim Crum, has helped thousands of animal shelter professionals through his books designed to help with the business side of the animal sheltering industry. His newest and third book in the Animal Shelter Guide To series, delivers insight and guidance to those preparing to raise capital funds to build or renovate an animal shelter. This book is a must read for anyone who seeks to understand and prepare for the challenge of a capital campaign.

Surprise, AZ - Tim Crum is not just an exceedingly successful fundraising professional who has raised more than $200,000,000 for local and national animal welfare groups, he has also provided counsel to over 200 animal shelters across the United States and has trained and instructed thousands' of shelter professionals at national and regional conferences and workshops. His third book, An Animal Shelter's Guide to Capital Campaigns, takes up one of the more challenging elements of fundraising in the entire animal sheltering world - capital campaign fundraising.

Crum was compelled to write the third book in this series because, "as a consultant to many animal shelters through the years, I continually ran into the same problem. Shelters and rescue groups become so excited for the prospect of a new facility that their excitement blinds them to properly preparing for the complexities and challenges inherent with a capital fundraising campaign. Campaigns lacking structure and a solid foundation are usually the ones floundering and meeting so many challenges that a successful outcome is undermined from the start. This book was written to guide people through the five stages of a capital campaign and even helps them assess whether they are prepared to initiate a campaign."

After reading the book, Angela Marzec of Alamo Heights Animal Care Services in Texas wrote, "The field-tested advice and specialized insight that Tim Crum provides in An Animal Shelter's Guide to Capital Campaigns will undoubtedly be of extraordinary value to any organization with a capital campaign in their future. The book is easy to follow and contains a variety of exercises that are designed to help organizations prepare for and meet the challenges of a capital campaign with confidence. I do not believe that a clearer path to a successful capital campaign could have been laid out by anyone. The animal sheltering community is lucky to have such an experienced leader sharing the gift of his guidance in books that the wisest among us will be pulling off the shelf time and time again."

This book is a do-it-yourself step by step guide showing you the stages, traits and even practices for successful structure of a capital campaign. Exercises in the book allow the reader to evaluate their own organization's readiness to embark on a capital campaign. An Animal Shelter's Guide to Capital Campaigns is published by Shark Press Publishing and is available at and on Amazon. The 100-page book retails for $49.99. (ISBN: 978-0-9861690-1-4).

About the Author: 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. As founder and CEO of Animal Shelter Fundraising, Tim has consulted with more than 200 animal welfare groups since 2008 and has raised in excess of $200,000,000. In 2013, Tim co-founded Animal Shelter Services to provide animal shelter evaluations and help animal shelters and rescue groups with operational issues ranging from shelter practices to board development and staff training. Animal Shelter Fundraising is a two-time winner of the International Business Excellence Awards.

In 2014, Tim authored his first book, An Animal Shelter's Guide to Fundraising. His first book received very high praise from dozens of animal sheltering professionals. The following year (2015), Tim's second book, An Animal Shelter's Guide to Board Governance was published and since then it has helped hundreds of nonprofit board members improve their governance. This is Tim's third book in the Animal Shelter's Guide To series.

Tim is also a motivational speaker who travels extensively around the country motivating industry professionals as well as providing workshops and presentations to hundreds of animal welfare professionals each year. His knowledge, coupled with his creativity, enthusiasm, and quick wit make him popular with audiences.

Prior to forming his first consulting company, Tim served in the animal shelter industry as executive director of two animal shelters; director of one government-run animal care and control agency; and development director for one animal shelter. As the director of development and marketing for PetSmart Charities, he transformed the organization from $10M in annual contributions to over $30M in just four years. With his extensive work in the industry, there aren't many animal shelter professionals who can match Tim's experience.

Tim resides in a large dog house in suburban Phoenix, Arizona along with four rescue pets - three dogs and one cat.

You can learn more about Tim by visiting his personal

To learn more about either of Tim's company's, visit:

Animal Shelter Services at

Animal Shelter Fundraising at


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