Pet It Furward's main program is the the crowdfunding and cooperation reward called PIF Platform. It is a fundraising program to support the shelters, rescuers, fosterers, advocates, and Pet It Furward Inc.’s own projects/activities. Pet It Furward Inc.’s projects will be for Animal Welfare Awareness and TNVR or trap-neuter-vaccinate-return campaign for stray dogs and cats to help control the overpopulation and rabies problem.
Crowdfunding is the new term for fund pooling. Pet It Furward’s crowdfunding platform contains innovation to fill in the gap between the people in need and those who want to help. The concept was formed because of the founder’s deep thought on how to address the people’s call for financial help on social media in order to cure their beloved pet or rescued stray animal without sacrificing the organization’s mission to sterilize (kapon) stray animals and spread animal welfare and anti-rabies education.
This innovation will accommodate people who want to help by lending their extra money instead of donating. In every campaign, people can choose between Donate and Contribute. Donate is the usual gift giving without expecting a payback while Contribute is lending with expectation that they will receive their money back. Please note that this lending is the usual help we do from the bottom of our hearts, this will not earn interest like the loan sharks collect or the investment schemes provide.
Through our Fund Pooling Platform, pet owners/fosterers, rescuers, and even the animal welfare groups can fundraise for their cause by creating a campaign. Every contribution received through our platform will be divided to Pet It Furward Inc. and the campaign owner (50/50). The campaign owner will not be liable to pay back the contributor, because Pet It Furward Inc. will handle the their payback. In case of donation, the campaign owner will receive 94% and the Pet It Furward Inc. will receive 6%.
Crowdfunding platform is a fundraising tool programmed to organize campaigns, receive donation/contribution, and enlist contributors/donors in behalf of fundraisers. Fundraisers do not need to make their own list of contributors/donors to post them in different social media group that seeks their “transparency”.
Cooperation Reward Platform is our organization’s innovation using an algorithm that will reward contributors if they promote Pet It Furward to help with our missions. To encourage more people to contribute we added a reward feature that will uplift the Filipino’s bayanihan spirit, hence, we called it cooperation reward platform.
We have two kinds of rewards:
1. Points for payback pool- The contributor’s payback is based on points, not on time. Every new contribution from our community has equivalent points to distribute in our line up or queue list. If the contributor made another person contribute, he will earn points for his payback pool. The contributor who made a lot of contributors may receive his payback faster than the ones ahead of him on the queue list.
2. Reward Points- All contributor’s payback when becomes due shall receive reward points regardless of their performance in promoting Pet If Furward. This reward points may be saved and exchange for a gift. The gifts available will be listed in Redeem Option page and may vary from time to time depending on our partners/sponsors. Reward points cannot be exchanged for cash.
Donors give without expecting anything in return. Pet It Furward Inc. respects their pure heart.
Pet It Furward website is safe. We have 14 years of experience in web development and administration. The Pet It Furward website contains the platform that handles the contribution, donation, cooperation reward system, and other features necessary. The system is more accurate, faster, and cost efficient than manual labor. We also maintain a backup server and printed report daily. All your donations/contributions to all campaigns are safely recorded and viewable in real-time. A lot easier to check for updates on campaign statuses than your usual facebook group threads.
Yes, since most people uses facebook chat, our staff and hopefully volunteer(s) will try their very best to provide support via facebook. Web users can use our own private messenger in PIF web site.
Anyone on behalf of the stray or abandoned dog or cat can raise fund for its rescue, rehabilitation, medical needs, and food provided they can include proof that they have the animal with them. Pet animals with owner who cannot afford their medical bills can also raise fund regardless of their status in life. Our unpaid contributors who lend their companion animal’s savings/fund are also entitled to fundraise. Fundraisers who will use PIF Platform are required to be accredited (must submit proof of identification).
We can allow it if that someone has no capability to access PIF Platform but you must submit authorization letter and his/her valid ID, and a photo of you together in our accreditation facility.
We will allow alias for donors and contributors only. We will not approve campaigns with alias names unless you represent a group. People will entrust you their money therefore you should at least entrust them your real name.
They can join and become a donor or contributor. We will appreciate help from anyone and anywhere. With regards to creating a campaign, we cannot accommodate beneficiaries outside the Philippines.
We do not rescue animals at the moment. We support rescuers via PIF platform to raise fund for their rescuing activities.
Regular registration will require an email, registration via Facebook won’t but we suggest you to have one because it might help you with account recovery and security some day (like if you forgot your password, or if you got social hacked).
No, but you need to have other means to communicate with us. We need other means of communication aside from facebook messenger and email because the internet in our country is not 100% reliable.
Referrer is someone who lead you to PIF and referral is someone who registered in PIF through your promotion.
Yes, our system requires it. It is a good practice to give credit to those who spends time to promote our advocacy. Where did you learn about PIF? If it came from someone ask his/her User ID so when you register you can type it in your account activation. If you learned about Pet It Furward from our own ads then your referrer ID must be “petitfurward”. When you promote us to your friends and relatives, you should give them your user ID too.
The benefit of having referrals is that your payback and reward will mature faster. Every time your referrals contribute your payback in queue list will receive points even if you are not on the top of the queue list in coop line.
The time zone setting is at GMT +0000. You can change it in your User Preference Editor. To go there click your username on upper right of the website then click Profile. You will see the User Preference button on your left panel. Our time zone in Philippines is GMT +8000.
We do not encourage pet breeding. If the dog or cat in not aspin/puspin we will suspect they were used to make money then we cannot approve the campaign. We can consider the campaign if the owner will agree to include a contract to spay/neuter the pet after giving birth/treatment.
We cannot promise a 100% success on any campaign. Your options are: (1)You pay the downpayment and make the O.R. under Pet It Furward, Inc.’s name then create the campaign and include the O.R. photo in your campaign and the amount in target fund. (2)You create the campaign and promote immediately. Some people might feel the urgency and contribute/donate as soon as they can.*Don’t forget to include contact number or fb page of the Vet clinic so we can coordinate with them.
We suggest you to make a shorter campaign period and create another one after it ended.
This crowdfunding is the fundraising program of Pet It Furward Inc. We did not take the 50% from the campaign owner. We shared the 50%, as donation, to the campaign owner. Remember we owe the 100% contribution from the contributor. Pet It Furward is liable to pay the contributors back, not the campaign owner. We are doing bayanihan, we help each other that’s why we share 50/50. Except for donation, at least they get 94%.
You still get what you raised even if you did not reach the target after it ended.
You can claim after the campaign ends but if you have urgent bills and medicines you can send us a request to claim as long as you have enough fund for it. Remember you need to request and tell us that your campaign has ended.
You can claim your fund in cash if:
A. You are a duly registered non profit organization and can give us official receipt for the donation.
B. You paid the vet’s down payment of an emergency case and the O.R. receipt is named after Pet It Furward Inc. Please note that the official receipt’s date and the campaign’s should be within 2 days.
C. Miscellaneous expenses (like transportation, fare, food, etc.) are properly included in the campaign for transparency.
Pet It Furward Inc. is a duly registered non-profit organization, it is our duty to ensure our donors’ and contributors’ money is spent as efficiently and effectively as possible. Financial reports will be audited by independent CPA and will be submitted to BIR and SEC yearly. The CPAs will check our official receipts.
We cannot guarantee the number of days. It will depend on our community’s participation in our campaigns and online shop. That is why we are using point system in our payback meter or pool to determine when it will become due. Contributors and their cooperation to invite their friends and relatives is the biggest factor for our pawsome bayanihan’s success. We will do our best effort to give you better rewards because that.
If you have questions that are not answered in this FAQ page you can check our facebook page for support.