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.
To learn more about what’s going on with our colleagues in the field, we’ve been checking in with some agencies to see how they’re faring. Here’s the scoop from Anicira Veterinary Center, a nonprofit veterinary organization dedicated to helping underserved pets and their people; the agency offers low-cost spay/neuter and wellness services at multiple locations in the Virginia/D.
COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of the animal welfare industry, including how you engage and train your volunteers. Like many agencies, Humane Society of Charlotte has come up with a variety of new virtual volunteer roles.
Missed this past Tuesday’s webinar with Caitlin Quinn, “What 2020 Can Teach Us About the Future of Animal Welfare Marketing?” We got ya. Register for access to the full recording anytime, and here’s a little taste of the insights Caitlin shared during this Petfinder Pro Adoption Options session.
Whether you’re just starting to bring back your volunteers or are fortunate enough to have done so already, you’ve had to put new protocols in place to keep everyone safe and healthy. Redmond, WA-based Motley Zoo Animal Rescue has come up with a great way to train volunteers on these new protocols and processes.
Productive, cohesive, emotionally intelligent, and engaged… sound like the perfect team? The author shares insight (and actionable, practical tips!) that can help you get there. The pandemic-related changes to shift schedules and a surge in remote work have managers and leaders looking for new ways to maintain a cohesive team.
Brad Shear, CAWA, chair of The Association’s Best Practices and Emerging Trends Committee and Board of Directors, shares important updates to the Best Practices Guidelines for Companion Animal Transport. Use these new guidelines to help make sure staff and volunteers stay safe while doing this lifesaving work.