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4 Important Reasons to Attend the #AAWAFall Virtual Conference

If you haven’t already, you’d better register for the Virtual Fall Conference soon — they’re just two weeks left until the opening remarks at 1 pm ET on Tuesday, December 1! Here’s 4 reasons to get pumped (and get registered) for this event: #1 – Because you’re secretly a unicorn He’s baaccckkk! We are sooo excited to have Vu Le, founder of the beloved Nonprofit AF blog, as a keynote speaker again this year. Get ready to hear him talk…

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You’re Not #UnitedByAssociation Yet!?

Heard about our joint-membership program with Shelters United, a cooperative buying program for animal welfare organizations? More than 600 of your colleagues are enjoying the convenience of shopping online and getting reduced prices with MWI Animal Health—one website, 50,000 products, 1,000 manufacturers, monthly specials.  Join Shelters United for free and you’ll enjoy better prices on the products you always buy—and you will save 50% off a new membership to The Association or 25% off your Association membership renewal.

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Unicorn Alert: Vu Le Talks With Jim Tedford

Okay, so you’re gonna want to grab 12 minutes and listen to this convo between Vu Le, Executive Director of Nonprofit AF, and The Association’s Jim Tedford. If it’s anything like what we can expect during Vu’s keynote address at the Fall Virtual Conference, “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Hiring Philosophy and Practice,” we’re in for something special.

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The Genomics of the American Mutt

Have you visited The Association’s Innovation Bank of short, pre-recorded webinars that feature model programs from your colleagues? We highlight a new session each week, and today we’re excited to share the latest research on how genes affect behavior and appearance in “The Genomics of the American Mutt.” When Jessica Hekman, DVM, PhD, of the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, began researching canine genetics, she sought to help the animal sheltering industry make more informed decisions.

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It’s National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week: Thank You From Us To All of You!

For more than 20 years, the first full week in November is celebrated as National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week—and this year we’re launching it with a sincere THANK YOU to all of YOU from all of us at The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement. We are proud to be your professional association and immensely grateful for every member and colleague who works at an animal shelter in a world where compassion and kindness is needed now more than ever! Respect…

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