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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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Meet a CAWA: Stacey Price

Dakin Humane’s Director of Development and Marketing sings the praises of CAWA—and shares her favorite two-word leadership tip. Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) Since: March 2023 The Association: Describe being...
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Celebrating Cindy Machado, CAWA: 40+ years of collaboration, leadership and positivity

February 6, 2024, The Association
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Honoring Marin Humane’s Director of Animal Services on her upcoming retirement A career-long animal welfare professional, Cindy Machado entered into the field more than forty years ago, when she became...
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How I Got Here: Allison Waldvogel

Welcome to the latest installment of one of our newest features, “How I Got Here,” that digs into the career trajectory of an animal welfare professional and member of The...
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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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Celebrating Thomas Koenig: Irreplaceable Guidance and Leadership

December 19, 2023, The Association
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Honoring the Executive Director of the Office of Animal Services in Montgomery County, MD, on his upcoming retirement Throughout his tenure as the Executive Director of Montgomery County, Office of Animal...
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Letter from the President: Getting My Hands (and Boots) Dirty

Honoring the loss of a dear friend, and recognizing the heroic work of animal welfare professionals Dear Colleagues, Just a little over a year ago I experienced the heart-wrenching loss...
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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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Member Spotlight: Get to Know Morgan Davis

The Kentucky Humane Society’s East Campus Manager sings the praises of communication and reveals her dream mentor. Name & Title: Morgan Davis, East Campus Manager, The Kentucky Humane Society Member of The...
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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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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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