In her role as Chief Strategy Officer at The Animal Foundation, Ariel Zhang is responsible for growing the Las Vegas organization from a municipal shelter into a community support resource. She’s a powerful voice in the conversation on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and you can catch her at The Fall Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement, where she’ll be discussing inclusive strategic planning.
We know that Breaking Happy: A Sustainable Path to Well-Being with positive psychology expert Josh Vaisman is going to be a game changer. Don’t just take our word for it—here’s why Allison Black Cornelius, CAWA & CEO of Greater Birmingham Humane Society, will be joining the live, interactive course on September 15.
Hey there, Monday! Time once again for Tip of the Week, where we pass along tools, time-savers, and just-plain-genius ideas that experts, colleagues and members of The Association have suggested and tested. Yup, that title says it all.
Ever skipped lunch because you had too much work to do? This week’s tip demonstrates that productivity—and team morale—can actually increase when we take regular breaks. During the peak of the pandemic, as Forsyth Humane Society was slowly reopening to the public, Executive Director Mark Neff was concerned for his team.
When it comes to housing, the bias against renting to pet owners is real. And in a time when many people are facing financial hardship, the availability of animal-friendly housing can mean the difference between keeping—or surrendering—a pet.
Introducing Sean Hawkins, animal welfare lifer. As a college student, Hawkins was hired by Cleveland Amory and the Fund for Animals to establish spay/neuter clinics nationwide, and he is also responsible for creating and producing the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards national television special.
5 key talking points for getting buy-in (and yes, funding) from your supervisor If you read this blog or receive The Association’s weekly newsletter, you know we love talking about the accomplishments of industry leaders who have completed the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) program. Becoming a CAWA makes you a stand-out, as you hold the only leadership credential in the animal welfare profession.