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Keeping Up with COVID-19, 3/25: Update of Federal Actions Impacting Animals

March 25, 2020, The Association
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Thank you to Nancy Perry and Michele McMahon of The ASPCA’s Government Relations team for compiling this list of federal actions impacting animals, as well as links to other helpful...
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VIDEO: Urgent Recommendations Regarding S/N During COVID-19

We know that many organizations are struggling with the urgent recommendation to suspend spay/neuter surgeries at this time. The Association’s Katherine Shenar and Kim Alboum of HSUS recently checked in...
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5 Fundraising Myths & Facts During the COVID-19 Crisis

This 5-minute read could change the course of your organization’s financial landscape in the weeks to come! Read on for key steps you can take today to raise funds and...
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Facebook Advertising: The Basics of Cost Effective Social Ads

Keeping Up with COVID-19, 3/23: 10 Essential Online Learning Opportunities

Are you or your team working from home? This short list of online learning opportunities will give you ideas and inspiration on how to handle a variety of personal and...
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Keeping Up with COVID-19, 3/22: Drive-Thru & Roadside Foster Programs

Amidst this unprecedented, ever-changing situation, the animal sheltering field is showing resilience, flexibility and innovation—and the response from our communities has been overwhelming. Read on to learn how two organizations...
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Keeping Up with COVID-19, 3/20: Take Your Fundraising Events Online

“One thing is clear,” reveal The Association’s Jim Tedford and Trish Dewald of Phoenix Innovate in their recent blog. “For organizations to remain true to their missions, active fundraising must...
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Our Team is Our Path Forward

March 19, 2020, The Association
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By Ashley M. Cassidy, PHR, SHRM – CP | Associate Vice President of Employee Success, Atlanta Humane Society and CJ Bentley | Vice President of Animal Welfare, Atlanta Humane Society...
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Animal Welfare Fundraising During Coronavirus and Economic Uncertainty

Written by Jim Tedford, President & CEO of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, and Trish Dewald, Executive Vice President, Phoenix Innovate Please welcome first-time guest blogger, Trish Dewald. The Association...
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4 Mantras for Messaging Your Community About COVID-19

Written for the COVID-19 Shelter Kit by Katherine Shenar and Kim Alboum Keeping your supporters in the know is one of the most important roles you can play in this...
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5 Things Animal Shelters And Rescues Can Do Together To Minimize Shelter Intake And Maximize Lifesaving Due to COVID-19

By Katherine Shenar and Kristen Hassen-Auerbach With severe travel restrictions in place and social distancing strongly advised, shelters can no longer rely on pet transport to drive lifesaving efforts. Now,...
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Keeping Up with COVID-19, 3/18: Inexpensive, Simple Tool To Keep Us All Healthy

Got 5 minutes? We’re passing along this easy-to-implement and genius how-to from Dr. Kate Hurley and the team at UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program:  How-To: Dr. Hurley’s Magic Virus-Busting...
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Keeping Up With COVID-19, 3/17: Take Foster & Volunteer Training Online

March 17, 2020, The Association
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Written for the COVID-19 Shelter Kit by Katherine Shenar and Kim Alboum With shelters around the country strategizing ways to keep the critical services we provide up and running, we’re...
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