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One Small Change That Can Have a Major Impact on Digital Revenue

April 30, 2021, Jenn Thompson
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Digital fundraising has accelerated at lightning speed thanks to the pandemic. In 2021, having a digital strategy in place is a necessity – not a trend. However, I understand that...
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Research: Are Sleepovers and Field Trips Good for Dogs?

This week’s Innovation Bank digs into research done by Lisa Gunter, PhD, MA, CBCC-KA. As the Maddie’s Fund Research Fellow at Arizona State University, Dr. Gunter studied the impact of doggie sleepovers...
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Stewardship: Breaking Free from the Ask-and-Repeat Model

One of the things I love most about animal welfare donors is their passion and loyalty to help improve the lives of animals no matter what the outside world is...
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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Judy Hunter

Shout out and our undying gratitude to this month’s featured member AND the chair of the Fundraising track for the Spring Conference Committee. Meet one great reason why Cleveland rocks!...
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East Bay SPCA’s 4 Easy Ways to Start an Integrated Care Program

For this week’s Innovation Bank, we wanna shout out East Bay SPCA’s innovative model for collaborating with social services to help community members in crisis. Watch the 30-minute webinar here, and read...
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COVID-19 A Year Later: Q&A with Metro Denver CAT

Earlier this year, we shined a spotlight on Metro Denver CAT. This model coalition conducts TNR and connects residents with spay/neuter and wellness resources for both owned and community cats. You...
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Research Report: Outdoor Cat Management Options

For this week’s Innovation Bank, we’re taking a look at recommendations for outdoor cat management. Which programs or practices are most effective at saving lives? Biologist John D. Boone, PhD, of the Alliance...
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Hurting Someone You Love: My Ignorance Cut Deep When A Friend Told Me They Are Transgender

By Katherine M. Shenar (She/Her), CAWA Around six years ago I went to dinner with a friend who I hadn’t seen in months. So, I was excited to spend one-on-one...
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How to Host a Moonshot Forum

Josh introduced readers to the moonshot forum in his recent blog, 5 Steps to Psychological Safety in the Workplace. We were intrigued and wanted to learn more, so he graciously obliged....
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Member Spotlight: Get To Know T’ Fisher

March 8, 2021, The Association
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AlignCare’s Director of Ops has done it all—and she gives a great movie recommendation to boot! Read on to meet this animal welfare superstar. Name: T’ FisherMember of The Association for...
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Spotlight On: The APA’s Senior Saviors Foster Program

Visiting pet programs are known to have a positive impact on residents of assisted-living facilities. But even better? For this week’s Innovation Bank, we’re taking a look at Senior Saviors. In this...
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7 Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day

March 3, 2021, The Association
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This Friday, March 5, marks Employee Appreciation Day—a day to honor staff achievement and contributions across all industries. And what amazing contributions so many of your teams have made since last...
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