January 29, 2024
Categories: #MaddieMonday

Happy Monday! Below is a brief roundup of resources added over the past week.

5 exceptional animal well-being professionals honored with Holiday Hero Awards, thanks to Maddie 
Join us for the 2024 Open Arms Challenge! This Challenge is all about opening our hearts and minds to more accessible and The remarkable efforts of five individuals in the animal well-being (welfare) space were each recognized with a Maddie Holiday Hero Award in December. Five organizations each received a $5,000 grant from Maddie’s Fund in honor of these individuals. Maddie’s Fund®, is a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status… Learn More

The latest and greatest in Maddie’s Insights
Maddie’s® Insights is a monthly webcast that shares research to help you in your work, with a focus on practical tips and applications of that research. Having begun in September 2022, there is an abundance of previous webcasts for you to peruse and well as well as an exciting future lineup! You can register for… Learn More

Open Arms Challenge-focused Weekly Community Conversations
Join us for three Open Arms Challenge-focused Community Conversations in the month of February. These 50-minute Zoom meetings will feature previous Challenge winners and their experiences making changes at their respective organizations. These calls will be invaluable even if you’re not planning on joining the Challenge this year. The lineup is as follows: Disability Inclusion, Community Services Impact and People with Lived Experiences Working Group. Register Now
(If you are already registered for the Weekly Community Conversations, there is no need to register again.) 

The Human Animal Support Services (HASS) Playbook
The free HASS Playbook is a complete collection of best practices and how-to guides created for animal welfare organizations to implement programs rooted within the HASS mission and four HASS pathways. Learn More

Spring 2024 Online Instructor-Led Courses coming soon
Maddie’s Fund® Online Instructor-Led Courses provide an interactive educational opportunity for those who are looking to benefit from the wisdom of established innovative programs. They’re the catalyst you need to take your programs and learning to the next level. The application window will open on February 1 and close February 16. View the Offerings

The Open Arms Challenge is coming April 2024
The next Open Arms Challenge registration will open at the end of February 2024, with the Challenge taking place in April 2024. Mark your calendars now and add this to your planning! Going forward, there will only be one Challenge per year.  Learn More

Don’t forget: Monthly grant opportunity!
Maddie’s Fund is giving away a $3,000 grant each month to one lucky Maddie’s® Pet Forum member!  You’ll automatically be entered to win each month when you start a new discussion, reply to a new post… Learn More

Weekly Community Conversations
Register now for the weekly Monday 11AM PT/2PM ET call for animal well-being professionals. These 50-minute calls are a collaborative space to share exciting new programs and research, discuss uncomfortable topics, connect with peers in the industry, and more, all while sharing a common goal of preserving the human-animal bond. There’s also $5,000 in grants given away each month to participants!

Want to help keep more people and pets together?
Join Maddie’s® Mailing List, connect with us at Maddie’s® Pet Forum and take advantage of free online training with Maddie’s® University!