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Call for Nominations for the DEI Committee

The Association is looking for individuals to nominate themselves or a colleague to lead the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion journey for animal welfare Our Commitment to DEI Since 2019, the...
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Tip of the Week: We’ll Have Seconds, Please

A second edition of this groundbreaking, lifesaving document was recently released. Originally published in 2010, the Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters quickly became the most important benchmark...
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Tip of the Week: It Must Be Your Personality

January 18, 2023, The Association
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This week’s tip is a well-known test that can teach you more about yourself and help strengthen your relationships with team members. The Executive Team at the San Francisco SPCA...
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How I Got Here: Stephanie Kendrick

Welcome to our new feature, “How I Got Here,” that digs into the career path and development of an animal welfare professional and member of The Association. Much appreciation to...
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Letter From the President: Navigating 2023’s Big Hairy Problems

January 13, 2023, Jim Tedford
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I hope 2023 has started out well for each of you, and that you’re on track to make it a great year for your community, the animals, your organization, and...
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Tip of the Week: Screen Test

January 9, 2023, The Association
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Take a two-minute break to watch a video tip that could improve your focus, memory and overall happiness.. Digital technology has shortened attention spans, say some experts, to just eight...
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3 Ideas for Taking Action on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jasmin Robinson, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives with The Association, shares how to have more than a dream next Monday, January 16. Every third Monday in January, many...
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Jobs of the Month—January 2023

New Year, new adventure? Following is a sampling of the latest opportunities from The Association’s Career Center. Animal Services Deputy Director, City of BrownsvilleBrownsville, TX The successful candidate is a...
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Tip of the Week: One for Good Measure

The first tip of the year focuses on an issue that’s on top of everyone’s mind. How can we measure the impact of our work as we shift to a...
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10 Most Talked-About Resources of 2022

December 29, 2022, 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, tech tools, websites, links and apps....
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10 Most Popular Webinars of 2022

December 28, 2022, The Association
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Here are the 10 juiciest, most actionable and thought-provoking webinars of the year—some you attended live, and some oldies but goodies you kept coming back to. Catch up on what you...
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Best of the Blog 2022

December 27, 2022, The Association
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Here’s a run-down of some of the most-viewed posts of 2022. We’d love to know what you think of them—and what you’d like to read more of in 2023. Tip...
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