Geeking out (and loving it) with predictive spreadsheets, what stats are worth a deeper dive, and the most inspirational quote from Shirley Chisholm…. Read on and get to know what success really means for this visionary Florida CEO.
Memo to: Animal Welfare CEOs, Executive Directors & Animal Services Department DirectorsFrom: Amanda Arrington and Johnny L. Jenkins, Jr.
Get ready! How does opening doors to new adopters and volunteers AND a chance at $200K in grant prizes sound? The Association, along with 14 other organizations, is thrilled to announced that registration for the Open Arms Challenge begins Monday, August 23. The Challenge, funded by Maddie’s Fund and Michelson Found Animals Foundation, encourages shelters and rescues to pilot new approaches that increase inclusivity through customer service, marketing and communications, organizational culture and partnership with other organizations.
At last year’s Fall Conference for Animal Welfare, Nicole Belyna of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shared current research pointing toward a two-tiered workforce—employees whose positions are suited to remote work, and those who must be onsite to do their jobs. You can read the top takeaways from her session here.
Welcome to Tip of the Week! Every Monday, we’ll be passing along tools, time-savers, and just-plain-genius ideas that your colleagues and members of the Association have suggested and tested. If you’ve got a helpful how-to that’s easy to grok and even easier to implement, leave a comment and tell us all about it.
10 tips for encouraging participation in this first-of-its-kind survey, and sample messaging you can copy and paste to get staff and board involved You may have noticed we’ve been talking a lot about the DEI Survey—and that’s because it’s really important. So far, 2,100+ of you have participated, and we need as many voices as possible in order to best assess the current state of DEI in animal welfare.
Gratitude and appreciation for everyone who has taken the DEI Survey. As of this writing, that’s more than 2,000 professionals from all of animal welfare.
Last week, The Association’s President & CEO, Jim Tedford, urged you to take action toward making our sector more equitable and diverse. The Association DEI Committee’s first-of-its-kind survey is launching on June 1, and we need to hear from everyone in animal welfare to help us establish a baseline and understand the current state of DEI.