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Tip of the Week: We’ll Have Seconds, Please

A second edition of this groundbreaking, lifesaving document was recently released. Originally published in 2010, the Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters quickly became the most important benchmark...
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Tip of the Week: It Must Be Your Personality

January 18, 2023, The Association
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This week’s tip is a well-known test that can teach you more about yourself and help strengthen your relationships with team members. The Executive Team at the San Francisco SPCA...
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Tip of the Week: Screen Test

January 9, 2023, The Association
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Take a two-minute break to watch a video tip that could improve your focus, memory and overall happiness.. Digital technology has shortened attention spans, say some experts, to just eight...
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Tip of the Week: One for Good Measure

The first tip of the year focuses on an issue that’s on top of everyone’s mind. How can we measure the impact of our work as we shift to a...
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Tip of the Week: High-Volume TNR Programs, This One’s For You

The last tip of the year is targeted to groups that perform 1K+ TNR surgeries annually. If that’s not you, please pass it on to qualifying orgs.. Does your organization...
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Tip of the Week: It’s Nice to Share (Especially If It’s Easy)

This week we’re thinking about data, and the importance of sharing it. Here’s a simple way to make it easier on yourself (and your comms team). It wasn’t always the...
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Tip of the Week: Increasing Your Flexibility

This week’s tip offers a re-thinking of what it means to work flextime. Are you taking WFH to the next level? The new workplace flexibility, shared Swati Patel in her...
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Tip of the Week: What’s Your Type?

This Monday we’re playing by the numbers, courtesy of this tip from Shelter Animals Count. Whether you love spreadsheets or hate them, analyzing data can be overwhelming. That’s why, in...
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Tip of the Week: Hold the Pickles, Hold the Lettuce…

This week’s tip challenges a common feedback technique you may want to take off the menu. Ever served up—or been given—a feedback sandwich? This conventional model for sharing feedback involves...
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Tip of the Week: Power Pose

Get up, stand up—this Monday we’re talking body language. In her keynote address last week at The Fall Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement, Dr. Sarah Wooten shared the work of Amy...
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Tip of the Week: Take It Personally

This Monday, we’re working the core…core values, that is. Core values. When you are clear on them as an organization, says Amy Nichols of GoodFriend by Kinship, “Decisions become easier,...
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Tip of the Week: Checking It Twice

This week we’re sharing a communication skill you can try out today. Give it a whirl during the next interaction you have with a colleague. Think of a time you...
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