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#FeelGoodFriday: Make way for the puppy cart!

What’s cuter than five floppy-eared puppies? How about five floppy-eared puppies being wheeled around in a cart? Nebraska Humane Society found a way to keep their puppies safe, work more efficiently and provide joy with an impromptu puppy parade, just by creating the puppy cart. Now, the puppies can be brought to different areas in… Learn More

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What animal organizations need to know about the latest Facebook changes

Facebook has been implementing so many changes recently that it’s hard to keep track. What does your animal shelter or rescue organization need to know? No, it’s not your imagination: Engagement is down for most Facebook pages. Some types of page are hit harder than others, and unfortunately, there’s no good data for how Facebook’s algorithm… Learn More

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Instagram changes for animal organizations to explore

Recent updates to Instagram will make it easier for shelters and rescue groups to get out the message about their animals and their organization. The first change is the long-requested ability to schedule Instagram posts in advance. If you’re saying to yourself, “Couldn’t we already schedule Instagram posts?”, yes, you could… sort of. Although you… Learn More

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Eighth Annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day: Get pets adopted by joining a party!

Getting more pets adopted can be more fun than anything else you can do from your chair — and today, we’re proving it! Today, Thursday, December 7, is the The Shelter Pet Project‘s Eighth Annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day. Originally designated “Shelter Pets Take Over Facebook Day,” its goal was to encourage people to share… Learn More

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It’s a new era on Facebook; is your animal organization ready?

It’s not your imagination: Facebook is getting tougher for animal welfare organizations, nonprofits, and anyone else who operates a Facebook page. While over the last several years Facebook has emerged as a vibrant platform for promoting pet adoption and reuniting lost pets with their people, recent and long-term changes on the service are making it… Learn More

Up your animal organization’s social media game with free guides from Nonprofit Technology Network

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) has teamed up with nonprofit social media expert Debra Askanase to develop three free workbooks designed to help mission-driven organizations develop and implement a social media program for their organization. Askanase is the founder of digital consulting firm Community Organizer 2.0, specializing in online strategy and digital engagement for mission-driven… Learn More

Instagram has new tools that can help shelters and rescue groups. Are you missing out?

Instagram has been changing. Is your shelter or rescue group getting everything out of it that you can? Earlier this year, Instagram began making changes designed to appeal to businesses. It created new “business profiles” similar to and connected with Facebook pages. It added analytics called, just like Facebook’s, “Insights.” It created a “Contact” button… Learn More

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