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Meet a CAWA: Sean Hawkins, CFRE

Introducing Sean Hawkins, animal welfare lifer. As a college student, Hawkins was hired by Cleveland Amory and the Fund for Animals to establish spay/neuter clinics nationwide, and he is also...
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Making the Case for CAWA

5 key talking points for getting buy-in (and yes, funding) from your supervisor If you read this blog or receive The Association’s weekly newsletter, you know we love talking about...
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Tip of the Week: To the Moon & Back

Ever heard of a moonshot forum? This week we look at the next big thing in brainstorming. “A moonshot forum is a great way to encourage your team to think...
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Guest Voices: Lily Yap on Leading Upside Down

July 24, 2022, Lily Yap
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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...
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Tip of the Week: Right on the Button

Caution: This week’s tip might result in a very jarring experience….and we think you’re gonna love it. Workplace values are key to a healthy organizational culture. But how can you...
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5 Ways to Welcome Change

July 17, 2022, Rob McKenna PhD
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Inspiration and practical advice for inviting possibility from WiLD Leaders’ Rob McKenna and Daniel Hallak CHANGE. You can talk about it.You can force it.You can manipulate it.You can reprimand those...
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Meet a CAWA: Kathryn Mahoney, CPA

Last year she received the Kansas City Business Journal’s CFO of the Year award, and this year she stepped into a new leadership role. Read on for our chat about...
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Ottawa Humane Society: Maintaining Growth & Success During Crisis

Growing and maintaining success is a challenge that all shelters face. This challenge becomes even more daunting when you add in unexpected environmental factors—such as a global pandemic. Yet as...
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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Aaron Grady

In his role as Director of Operations at San Antonio Humane Society, Aaron brings deep experience with crisis management, nonprofit organizations, budgeting, staffing processes, and program evaluation. We’re honored to...
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Tip of the Week: 5 Ideas for Minimizing Distractions

In their recent webinar, Investing in Your People, Drs. Rob McKenna and Daniel Hallak of WiLD Leaders emphasized the importance of staying present while in virtual meetings and trainings. Got...
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Tip of the Week: Applause, Applause!

Looking for a simple idea that could give someone a much-needed pick-me-up and help develop a daily practice of gratitude? Coming right up. Drs. Rob McKenna and Daniel Hallak started...
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Tip of the Week: This One’s For the Books

This week we’re passing along an idea suggested by Tracy L. Elliott in his recent webinar, Building a Leadership Culture. Looking for new ways to support a culture of leadership...
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