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WATCH: The Spring Conference Is BYOP

We’re about four weeks out! Have you registered yet? There seems to be a bit of confusion about the location of The Spring Conference for Animal Welfare this year, at least among some of the staff at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control. We asked the Indiana agency’s ED, Amy-Jo Sites, who’ll be presenting a session in the Field Services track, to set the record straight.

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3 Steps to Finding Your Org’s Core Values

Ready to revisit or create your core values? Bravo! While this is a big deal organizationally, it doesn’t have to be a big deal financially, thanks to these tips from Amy Nichols, Vice President of Outreach, Training and Engagement at The Humane Society of the United States. Read on for a high-level how-to, and listen to the complete recording (just 22 minutes!) that Nichols did for The Association’s Innovation Bank.

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WATCH: Dakin Humane’s ED on Why You Need to Attend the Spring Conference

Haven’t registered yet for the Virtual Spring Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement? Here’s why you need to, per your colleague Carmine DiCenso, Dakin Humane Society’s Executive Director and member of The Association’s Board of Directors. “The theme of the conference is inclusion,” says DiCenso, “and that’s something that we need to get better at as a field.

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Spring Conference Spotlight: Inclusive Fundraising & Communications

The animal welfare sector is great at storytelling… but are we telling just one story?  Do your marketing and fundraising materials inspire your entire community? This June 8, at The Spring Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement, join Heather Friedman, Lifeline Animal Project’s Chief Marketing Officer, and Christina Hill of Atlanta Humane Society’s community engagement team, and learn how two different organizations in the same city are approaching diversity and inclusion in their messaging. Here’s more of what you can expect from this…

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Jobs of the Month—April 2021

Did you know we have a Career Center where you can look for and post new opportunities? Here’s just a sample of the current listings. Evening Canine & Feline Caregiver, Our Companions Animal Rescue and SanctuaryManchester, CT This position cares for dogs and cats at the sanctuary, engaging in daily rounds, and exercising and socializing them.

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Member Spotlight: Get To Know Judy Hunter

Shout out and our undying gratitude to this month’s featured member AND the chair of the Fundraising track for the Spring Conference Committee. Meet one great reason why Cleveland rocks! Name: Judy HunterMember of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement since: 2010Organization: Cleveland APLTitle: Senior Director of Development Q&A with Judy Hunter The Association: Describe yourself in 3 words.

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