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Tip of the Week: Lost Pet Infographic

January 15, 2024, The Association
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Do you receive calls from the community seeking help to find a lost pet? Here’s a key resource to pass on to dog owners This nifty infographic, based on research...
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Tip of the Week: MLK Day of Service

Many of your colleagues in the field are hosting Days of Service next Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What...
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In Memoriam: Kent M. Robertson

Former Association Board Member and Respected Animal Welfare Leader Has Passed Away We wish to honor the legacy of Kent Robertson, a veteran leader who spent more than 30 years in the...
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Jobs of the Month—January 2024

New Year, new career… View the latest opportunities in The Association’s Career Center. And hiring managers and HR peeps, take note: Members of The Association enjoy the added bennie of...
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How I Got Here: Allison Waldvogel

Welcome to the latest installment of one of our newest features, “How I Got Here,” that digs into the career trajectory of an animal welfare professional and member of The...
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10 Most Popular Webinars of 2023

Here are the 10 juiciest, most actionable and thought-provoking webinars and roundtable discussions of the past year—some you attended live, and some you caught on you own time, via recordings. If...
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Tip of the Week: Out of Office

New Year, old topic… We’ve talked before on this blog about how vacation was once—and may still be—a dirty word in the nonprofit world, with unused time off hailed as a...
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Best of the Blog 2023

December 29, 2023, The Association
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Here’s the line-up of most-viewed posts of 2023. Thanks for coming to check us out this past year, and let us know about what you’d like to see more in...
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10 Most Talked-About Resources of 2023

December 27, 2023, The Association
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This blog’s all you—all your suggestions, that is. Over the past year we listened and took notes as you passed along your favorite books, vids, tools and samples. What: Burnout: The...
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Tip of the Week: Difficult Convos for New Managers

Leadership is hard. Here’s a recommended resource for getting comfortable with conflict “It’s always challenging for new leaders to find their balance in being a strong leader versus being liked...
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Tip of the Week: Pet Profiles Made (Really) Easy

Time-saving? Effective? Fun to read? This AI tool checks all the boxes. We shared PetSmart Charities’ Rescue Writer when it was released last month. And ever since, we’ve heard great...
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Celebrating Thomas Koenig: Irreplaceable Guidance and Leadership

December 19, 2023, The Association
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Honoring the Executive Director of the Office of Animal Services in Montgomery County, MD, on his upcoming retirement Throughout his tenure as the Executive Director of Montgomery County, Office of Animal...
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