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Tip of the Week: Lost Pets Workbook

Working to increase your RTO rate? Grab this nifty resource from Petco Love Lost What percentage of your annual intakes come in as lost or stray? What factors contribute most...
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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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Tip of the Week: 2023-24 State of the Workplace Report

SHRM’s annual report delves into the major issues that organizations faced in 2023, from inflation to labor shortages We know you love your data, so get ready to dig into...
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Tip of the Week: Skills Over School

A new study shows a growing hiring trend to eliminate a long-standing requirement. Where does your org stand? Required: Bachelor’s degree in related field… In the animal welfare sector, we’ve...
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Tip of the Week: Percentage Point

Is the demographic makeup of your community reflected in your staff? In their recent webinar, Aligning DEI Programming with Strategy, Tom Hayashi, MS Ed, PhD, of The Center for Volunteer...
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Tip of the Week: Communicating with Busy People

Sent an important email and no one responded? Next time, use fewer words. In his 30-minute webinar on The Science of Corresponding with Busy People, Harvard Professor Todd Rogers shared...
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3 Resources for Working Toward a Culture of Belonging and Inclusion

PetSmart’s Rory Adams cited a wealth of resources to increase belonging and inclusivity in his recent webinar, Trans* Inclusive Workplaces. Here are three you can start digging into today. “No...
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Tip of the Week: MLK Day of Service

Many of your colleagues in the field are hosting Days of Service next Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What...
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Tip of the Week: Out of Office

New Year, old topic… We’ve talked before on this blog about how vacation was once—and may still be—a dirty word in the nonprofit world, with unused time off hailed as a...
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Tip of the Week: Difficult Convos for New Managers

Leadership is hard. Here’s a recommended resource for getting comfortable with conflict “It’s always challenging for new leaders to find their balance in being a strong leader versus being liked...
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Profiles in Pro Dev: Duane Adams on HSPPR

When we did the math and realized that Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is currently the organization with the most staff who are members of The Association for...
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Tip of the Week: DIY Sabbatical Guide

Need a break? Explore this guide for implementing a sabbatical policy at your organization At The Annual Conference earlier this month, keynote speaker Vu Le stressed the importance of sabbaticals...
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