With social media constantly changing, it’s hard to anticipate what’s next and what your shelter can do to succeed in this space. Katherine Shenar, our executive vice president, recently spoke at the Florida Animal Control Association Conference in Orlando, FL, about the important social media trends of 2020.
Big shout outs to all our friends who participated in World Spay Day, officially celebrated this past Tuesday. That includes the Spayathon team for hitting the 50,000th surgery milestone in Puerto Rico! (And way to go, ViDAS, for spaying, neutering, and vaccinating 778—no, that’s not a typo!—cats and dogs in a single day.
One of my favorite things to do is to set up “industry familiarization trips” for new executives at the manufacturers I get to work with. I’ll typically take a newbie out and visit a few shelters to get them acquainted to our industry and dispel any preconceived notions they may have.
In animal welfare, transporting animals from one facility to another to improve their chances for adoption is vital — and it can also be a lot to tackle. Use SAWA’s expertise to get the support you need.
There’s a regional bank in the Midwest with a catchy tagline: “Ask, listen, solve.” When you think about it, that sounds pretty good! This tagline may be made up of three important words, but it’s also landed on one very impactful concept.
Local veterans groups have many programs in place to help veterans find volunteer opportunities. Connect with them and make sure information about your organization is available.
Whether they walk dogs, socialize cats, or take your outreach programs into the community, your volunteers can be a treasure trove of fantastic experiences to help you tell your story and raise donations..
Must do, could do, should do. Pick one and you’ll fall.
Make #GivingTuesday work for your organization. Check out our year-round giving engagement tips.
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I had a boss who liked to refer to things that happened in the distant past as “when rocks were soft and dirt was new.” Seems like these days the rocks get harder faster and the dirt gets older sooner.