Dear Colleagues, As we in the United States find ourselves amidst a racial reckoning, I will tell you that my vision for animal welfare has never been clearer: The animal welfare mission needs to be fueled by opportunity for and access to all. Our shared calling must equally represent the well-being of all the people who comprise animal welfare – our employees, peers, volunteers, adopters, donors, partners, sponsors, clients and all citizens of our communities.
Jim Tedford, CAWA, is President and CEO of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
Dear Friends & Colleagues, I’ll start with a riddle of sorts. When combined, what are the two most powerful words in the English language? “Thank” and “you,” of course! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good healthy dose of gratitude, whether receiving it or giving it to someone else.
Dear Friends & Colleagues, It’s no secret that we’ve all had a pretty tough year. Between the pandemic, the spotlight that has been shone on racial injustice, and the extreme political divide in our nation, we have faced a perfect storm of sorts.
Dear Friends & Colleagues, I’ve often opened workshops by saying, “Loving animals is the easy part.” Over the past 5 months, we have been living and persisting through the hard parts.
Don’t worry, this one’s easy and fun! If you’re a conference attendee, exhibitor, sponsor, or speaker, Jim Tedford, CAWA, President & CEO, kindly requests that you please grab your digital badge and let everyone know where you’ll be tomorrow and Wednesday! Starting tomorrow, more than 900+ colleagues will be gathering virtually at The Spring Conference for Animal Welfare. Resilience is the theme, and did you know that connection is key to building it? The Association is committed to creating opportunities for connection, and these….
Dear Colleagues, We were saddened as animal welfare conferences across the country were cancelled due to COVID-19. As a show of support and collaboration for our colleagues, we are offering registrants of these cancelled events a special discount to our Spring Conference for Animal Welfare.
COVID-19 and the quarantine are pushing us all to re-evaluate our fundraising efforts and find new ways to keep donors engaged. The Association’s Katherine Shenar discussed this with Jim Tedford, CAWA, President and CEO for The Association, and fundraising guru Trish Dewald.
Dear Colleagues: It is during times like these that I am most honored to be a part of the animal welfare movement. As President and CEO of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, I am proud of the work our network is doing to address the ever-changing reality of this pandemic while simultaneously elevating the profession.