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In Memoriam: Darlene Wohler Larson
November 2, 2022, Todd Cramer
Todd Cramer pays tribute to his mentor, Darlene Wohler Larson, a long-time animal welfare leader who passed away in October. It was Spring 2004, and I had just been hired...
Bright Ideas: Sunshine Cart
October 26, 2022, Emily Klehm
When South Suburban Humane Society’s CEO, Emily Klehm, posted the above photo in The Association’s members-only Facebook group, her colleagues in the field were not stingy with the Love button....
Investing Up: The New “Managing Up,” Only 100X Better
October 19, 2022, Daniel Hallak PhD
Daniel Hallak, PhD, of WiLD Leaders shares a very impactful, very accessible process for creating clarity, commitment, trust, and a stronger working relationship. When you think about investing in...
It’s Time to Shift the Mindset
September 14, 2022, David Miller
How do we get animal lovers to give to animal-loving people? Our donors are animal lovers—just like we are. They support organizations out of love with the goal of saving...
Guest Voices: Lily Yap on Leading Upside Down
July 24, 2022, Lily Yap
The Division Manager at Grand Prairie Animal Services shares her leadership origin story—and explains that sometimes the best way to support your team is to take a step back. Like many...
Guest Voices: Emily Klehm on Lifesaving Building Design
May 4, 2022, Emily Klehm
South Suburban Humane Society’s new resource campus will open its doors next month. Executive Director Emily Klehm recaps—and celebrates—the 15-year journey. The truth is that I have been building the...
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