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.
Jim Tedford, CAWA, is President and CEO of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
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.
Dear Friends and Colleagues: As your professional association, we are committed to supporting you with vital resources you can trust to be accurate, timely, and relevant. Today we’re sharing information on how you can support your community, employees and volunteers in preparation for public inquiries regarding COVID-19.
Dear Colleagues, Good news! After an extensive retooling of the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) program, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is relaunching the CAWA exam this March! The exam will be in a secure online, proctored format available anywhere 24/7. Our CAWAs love that their exclusive credential expanded their skills AND is furthering their career every day.
This year, let’s focus not on the bile around us, but on our resilience – both personally and organizationally – and our ability to overcome adversity and build support..
Dear Friends, At the risk of dating myself, I’ve been actively involved in SAWA for a lot of years. I recall quite vividly the first Annual Conference where attendance exceeded 100 people! We thought that was as good as it could get.
It sounds a bit cliché to complain about the speed at which time seems to be zooming by “these days,” but as I get older it really does seem that both the clock and the calendar are on hyper-drive! It seems like only a few months ago that I sat down at my computer to type out my year-end 2016 message. 2017 has been another big year for SAWA, and for the animal welfare industry.