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The Surprising Science of Meetings: Key Learnings and Implications for Shelter Success and You as Someone Who May Lead Meetings

Steven G. Rogelberg, PhD, Chancellor's Professor, University of North Carolina at CharlotteThursday, March 28, 2019

This webcast delves into the research leading to an evidence-based path that will help you conduct a more productive meeting.

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Unleashing the People Potential: How to Develop an Extraordinary Volunteer Culture for Winning Organizations

Gina Knepp and Bobby MannJanuary 2019

Learn how a small municipal shelter attracted over 2,000 volunteers who give over 100,000 hours of service annually.

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The Yellow Brick Road: A Map to Fundraising Oz

Don Jennings, Consultant, Humane NetworkJanuary 2019

This talk will put your feet on the path to practical and sustainable strategies that even the busiest nonprofit group can use (wizard not included).

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Hills, Hollers and Humane Officers

Chelsea Staley, Executive Director, Kanawha-Charleston Humane AssociationJanuary 2019

How a shelter in poverty-stricken Appalachia inspired change in the unlikeliest of places, and how you can, too.

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Grantseeker Best Practices: Getting Your Organization's Ducks Cats & Dogs in a Row

Michael Barrett and Adriana JiménezDecember 2018

Discover how following best practices is key to helping your organization have the most impact on the lives of vulnerable animals.

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Hiring the Right Person for the Job

Bonney Brown, President and Founder, Humane NetworkDecember 2018

This presentation shares strategies to find and hire people who not only have the skill, ability and drive to do the job, but are going to be a good fit for your organization, as well as how to set them up to be successful in the role.

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How to Make Your Board More Effective for Your Organization and More Rewarding for Board Members

Bonney Brown, President and Founder, Humane NetworkDecember 2018

This presentation helps address many common challenges and concerns and how to transform the board into a more effective high-functioning group.

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Influencing Local Policy

Jill Beckwith, Chief Philanthropy Officer, EmancipetDecember 2018

This presentation offers a step-by-step process on forming strategic relationships with policy makers to help inform their decisions.

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This animal organization donor ‘thank you’ message is the cat’s meow!

March 8, 2018

Every animal shelter or rescue organization could use more money, right? One of the most important tools for the care and cultivation of donors is one that comes after they make their first gift: the thank you. Here’s how you can knock yours out of the park. Making sure a donor “thank you” email is… Learn More

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Fundamentals for the 21st Century Grant Seeker

Michael BarrettJanuary 2018

In this presentation, attendees learn about the distinguishing characteristics of the three types of grant makers - foundations, corporate funders and public charities -and why those differences matter. Learn More

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Medical Treatment for Cats on a Shoestring Budget

Ellen Jefferson, DVM, and Jordana MoerbeFebruary 2015

Austin Pets Alive! Medical Clinic treats thousands of cats a year, many who are straight off of the euthanasia list because of medical conditions such as feline leukemia, FIV, renal disease, hepatic lipidosis, skin problems, viral diseases, and trauma. They save them all and this session is about how they do it.
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DIY: Building a Nice Cattery on a Shoestring

Bruce Walker, PhD and Bob BreezeFebruary 2015

Desperate for cat adoption facilities but not enough funds to get a building?  Build out "habitats” in your local pet store or vet clinic! Learn More

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Marketing 2.0

Diane BlankenburgFebruary 2015

How do you get name recognition on a limited budget? What image do you want to create? What puts you on the map? What is the purpose of your marketing materials? Learn More

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Fundraising 1.0: Grass Roots Fundraising

Lindy Hardin and Katy BryantFebruary 2015

San Antonio Pets Alive! started in 2012 with some financial help, but the organization had to quickly get on its feet to raise the rest of the funds needed to save 5,000 animals.  The presenters share what they did to hit the ground running, what worked, what didn’t work as well as expected and how to divide and conquer.   Learn More

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Fundraising 2.0: From Grass Roots to a Multi-Million Dollar Organization

Diane BlankenburgFebruary 2015

Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) started off as a very grassroots organization, raising every dollar through word of mouth.  Five years later, APA! has grown and the needs of fundraising have, too.  This presentation addresses how to plan for bigger funds. Learn More

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How to Keep Your Newsletters Out of the Spam Folder

Amy StarnesFebruary 2015

Email management and marketing is much more than simply opening a free Gmail account. You need a strategy and an email marketing platform.  Learn More