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What’s In Your Budget?

Here’s what happened when the leadership team at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue got CE funding When Leah Craig Chumbley told several of the Brother Wolf Animal Rescue leadership team members...
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Too Many Animals In Care, Not Enough Adoptions

February 9, 2024, Emily Tolliver
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Join Shelter Animals Count on February 28 for an in-depth analysis of 2023 data 2020 marked a pivotal re-set in animal welfare. In the years following, we have seen steady...
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10 Reasons Why Certification in CAWA Matters

Thinking about becoming a CAWA? Joe Elmore, CAWA, CFRE, just might inspire you to take the next step. Credentialing matters. I cannot imagine the number of times we have all...
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Do Insurers Perceive the Animal Welfare Industry as Risky?

Join Jill Tucker, CAWA, for a Roundtable Discussion on December 12 and find out If your shelter is facing challenges maintaining liability coverage, you are not alone. As CEO of...
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Guest Voices: Lily Yap on Things That Aren’t Roadkill

What do YOU see by the side of the road? The Division Manager at Grand Prairie Animal Services discusses how negativity bias can cause our minds to jump to the worst-case...
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Bright Idea: Spoke & Wheel Organizational Chart

Mark Neff shares the organizational chart that Forsyth Humane Society recently switched to. Could this nontraditional model work at your organization? Org Chart What do you envision when you hear...
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A Place Where All Living Beings Thrive

In 2019, Leah Craig Chumbley was tasked with turning around an organization facing mission creep, a million-dollar funding gap, and a mostly unhappy workforce. Here’s her story. Every day, animal...
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From Where I Sit: Rich Anderson

In this new Guest Voices column, animal welfare professionals share the top 3 trends they’re seeing in the industry. Rich Anderson of Anderson Impact kicks it off. When I launched Anderson Impact...
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The Elephant In the Room

Giving USA report underscores need for change in fundraising approaches Fundraising is getting harder. RKD’s David Miller shares 4 ways to address this. Let’s address the elephant in the room…....
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5 Tips for Adopting Out Senior Dogs

Need some inspo for finding more homes for your elder doggos? Charlene Lee, Foster Coordinator at Barks of Love Animal Rescue, shares some tips for messaging to potential adopters. Expert...
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Radical Self Care: How Are You Honoring Juneteenth?

Two years since being recognized as a national holiday, Juneteenth remains one of the most significant federal holidays to be enacted and celebrated in a while. Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day,” marks...
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This Is the Way We Always Did It…

For Lily Yap and her team at Grand Prairie Animal Services, an outbreak of feline panleukopenia in the community served as a catalyst for a new way of thinking. Every...
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