Best Friends Conference 2015

The Best Friends National Conference is an animal-focused gathering like no other. Where animal welfare leaders and learners from across the country and beyond come together to connect and create meaningful change on behalf of homeless pets.

From innovative fundraising and marketing strategies to the latest and greatest efforts in animal care and behavior, each session, discussion and moment will leave you inspired and armed with the information and resources you need to save lives in your community.

Building and Engaging a Board of Directors

July 17, 2015

You can unleash the best board of directors ever. Discover the traits of your ideal board members, learn to recruit the talented folks you most want, and plan ways to keep them meaningfully engaged. Learn More

Create a Blazing Hot Brand

July 17, 2015

Brand your organization, stand out from the sea of nonprofits in your community, attract more donors, volunteers and community support. Learn More

Fundraising Basics

July 17, 2015

Fundraising: The right people, the right time, the right message, is it as simple as that? Learn More

Fundraisings Hidden Power

July 17, 2015

Want to learn how to build lasting relationships with donors, ask for more money, get your donors to find other donors, and build a volunteer team devoted to asking for money? Learn More

Getting to No Kill Austin Texas

July 17, 2015

As the largest no-kill city in the country, Austin Texas, knows how to turn things around. Find out how they did it! Learn More

Getting to No Kill Los Angeles

July 17, 2015

What is the "secret sauce” that created No-kill Los Angeles’ rapid success? Come learn how Best Friends’ NKLA initiative formed public/private partnerships, created a strong coalition, and broke through misconceptions to save many more lives in L.A. Learn More

Granted: Managing Grant Funds

July 17, 2015

Are you intimidated by the grant proposal process? Don't be!
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How to Win Friends and Influence Lifesaving

July 17, 2015

Learn how to leverage allied and rival organizations toward a common goal. You can accomplish great things with the strength of active, united coalitions, find out how in this presentation! Learn More

Learning to Lead

July 17, 2015

It takes leadership to save animals. There are many different ways to lead, and many different ways to make decisions. Find out how to maximize your leadership skills to affect the most change.
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Motivating Donors

July 17, 2015

Do you know what your donors want, why they are involved and what their expectations are of your organization? Find out! Learn More

Raising Funds Digitally

July 17, 2015

Increase your reach through the power of online and email fundraising! Learn More

Ready, Steady, Go

July 17, 2015

Evolve and grow - that's the blueprint for a vibrant organization, but many of us resist change, especially when we can't see the need for it. How can we change and continue to move the ball forward? Learn More

Smart Money

July 17, 2015

Where can your fundraising efforts reap the biggest rewards? Find out in this presentation from Best Friends National Conference! Learn More

Working for Peace: Effective Conflict Resolution

July 17, 2015

Conflict can actually strengthen relationships, increase creativity and lead to solutions. Learn how to turn disagreements into doorways for collaboration and teamwork. Learn More