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Strategic planning resources for your animal welfare organization

Ready to take your strategic planning to the next level? In case you missed it, all 56 presentation recordings from the 2019 American Pets Alive! Conference are now available on-demand. Of these 56 presentations, 13 are focused on Strategizing (find them under Strategizing Track). This includes everything from building team resilience to fundraising fundamentals. See… Learn More

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A free technology resource guide for your animal organization

Whether you made it to our technology session at Animal Care Expo last month or not, we have great resources to help you save more lives with the power of tech! The session pulled together a panel of experts in animal welfare technology: Dr. Sheila D’Arpino, Director of Research for Maddie’s Fund®; Lars Rabbe, Maddie’s… Learn More

Can animal welfare leadership be taught?

“Leadership is so key to helping animals.” That’s how Gregory Castle opened his presentation, Learning to Lead, at the 2015 Best Friends Animal Society Conference. With that simple yet profound statement in mind, how do we create more leaders? Are people born to lead, or can leadership be taught? Castle, one of the founders and… Learn More

Use social media to get more foster homes for big dogs

Can you save 44 large dogs’ lives in 14 days through the power of social media? Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) did just that, and in this recording from the 2015 Best Friends National Conference, Faith Wright tells you how you can, too! In Foster Faster: Growing Your Dog Foster Program, Wright says the trick is… Learn More

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Engaging teens to help expand your current foster program

Whether you have a well-established foster program or are just getting started, one question always remains: How can you get more fosters? Faith Wright tackles this question and provides innovative actionable ideas in her presentation of Foster Faster: Growing Your Dog Foster Program at the American Pets Alive! 2015 conference. One of her ideas? A… Learn More

Creating a culture of continuous improvement at your animal shelter

“How many people think an animal control officer would be capable of heading a no-kill initiative for a city?” That’s the question Vincent Medley, Executive Director of the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, posed to the audience during his session at the Best Friends 2016 Conference. While many found it hard to believe,… Learn More

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Simple ways to revamp your shelter to increase adoptions and community support

What can you do to help project a more positive image of your shelter without spending a fortune? “Plenty!” said Denise Deisler and Makena Yarbrough in  “A Fresh Image: Increasing Adoptions and Community Support by Revamping Your Shelter” at the Best Friends 2016 Conference. “It’s not about money and resources, it’s about being creative with what… Learn More

Building a success-driven team for your animal shelter or rescue

How do you build a success-driven team for your animal welfare organization? Whether you work at a shelter or volunteer at a rescue, said Mark Peralta of Best Friends Animal Society – Los Angeles, “You need to find people who will work along side you and carry out your vision.” In his presentation at the… Learn More

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