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OnPOINT for Animal Welfare Advancement: Partners Organized to Innovate, Navigate and Transform our industry

for Animal Welfare Advancement work groups provide leaders, with similar focus areas and subject matter expertise, the opportunity to develop tools, innovative ideas, best practice drafts for consideration (click here for best practice development guidelines) and educational content.  If you have interest in joining any of these discussions or starting a new one, send your interest with your name, title, organization, e-mail, phone and which discussion topic interests you to admin@theaawa.org

OnPOINT: Achieving Balance
While many organizations are no longer overwhelmed by intake from their communities, others remain inundated to the point that it is difficult to envision a different future.  Leaders of “pre-brink” and “post-brink” organizations create trusting and understanding relationships to serve animals in struggling communities.

OnPOINT: Animal Care & Control
Focus on the challenges and issue of municipal shelters.

OnPOINT: Animal Enrichment
Group focuses on the importance of enrichment to reduce stress and improve well-being and resolve barriers to animal enrichment.

OnPOINT: Annual Giving and Direct Mail
Focus on methods to recruit first time supporters, and move current donors to the next level.

OnPOINT: Board of Directors
Board members and executive leadership focus on board effectiveness, and insights and tools for continual improvement. 

OnPOINT: Cost Per Animal
Operational professionals and chief financial officers investigate this critical indicator.

OnPOINT: Data Collection and Analysis
Develop tools to collect, analyze and drive programs from the data.

OnPOINT: Diversity
Engage, interact, and recruit diverse populations to help us achieve our goals.

OnPOINT: Emerging Leaders
Focus on what lessons we learned from the past and tools we need to move successfully into the future.

OnPOINT: Fundraising Walks & Galas
Focus includes effective operations, marketing, increasing revenue, attendance, and community visibility for fundraising walks and galas.

OnPOINT: Legislative Advocacy
Professionals focus on the role The Association can play in providing support for your legislative efforts.

OnPOINT: Managing Culture in Multi-Campus Organizations
CEOs and HR leaders working with multi-campus facilities in different geographic locations, recognizing the significant role of culture.

OnPOINT: Marketing & Communications
Experts focus on tools to ensure the animal welfare industry is consistently using Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to measure how effectively our animal care facilities achieve their business and community objectives. 

OnPOINT: Philanthropy Data
Share and develop tools or guidelines to implement technology, use third-party support, establish and maintain creative gift coding structures, maintain data, and report results.

OnPOINT: Transport
Transport experts helping animal welfare excel with companion animal transport by addressing challenges and offering innovative ideas and tools to elevate practices.

OnPOINT: Veterinary Care in a Shelter Setting
Focus on shelter medicine program issues to meet the medical needs of the animals in our care.

OnPOINT Leaders
If you are interested in leading a OnPOINT work group, please become familiar with these guidelines:

  1. OnPOINT leaders positions are held by only Executive or Manager members of The Association; however, participants may be non-members, including those employed within organizations that support The Association's mission, or vendors to the trade.
  2. OnPOINT leaders are required to set up and meet with the OnPOINT members at least once/quarter, and join other leaders and The Association staff at least once/quarter.
  3. OnPOINT leaders must have the ability to access the OnPOINT folder in DropBox (shared OnPOINT Roster and tools shared within the OnPOINT team).
  4. OnPOINT leaders are encouraged to glean helpful information developed by the group and share with other members of The Association, in the form of Blogs, educational sessions, or recommendation for need of a best practice.
  5. All OnPOINT participants must follow the same ethical guidelines and rules as outlined for networking groups of The Association, including no marketing of products, keeping an open mind and avoiding personal attacks, and to be mindful that anything you say may be posted in a social setting.

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