I hope 2023 has started out well for each of you, and that you’re on track to make it a great year for your community, the animals, your organization, and yourself. Having been in this profession for over 38 years and on the earth for more than 61 years, I’m not naïve enough to believe the turning of the calendar page (yep, we used to do that manually with paper calendars featuring photos of cute kittens or exotic landscapes) will….
Jim Tedford, CAWA, is President and CEO of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
Dear Friends and Colleagues, I suppose it’s nice that we officially set aside one day a year to be thankful. I am inclined, however, to offer up an alternative.
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Having spent more than half of my life entrenched in animal welfare work, I have run across people of all sorts. I’ve met some of the best and worst people one could imagine just by going to work every day.
Dear Colleagues, If you are an animal welfare professional with a strong desire for continuous improvement in your leadership skills, New Orleans is the place to be this November. Join hundreds of your colleagues in The Big Easy where you’ll be treated to an incredible roster of presenters who will exercise your mind and help you grow as an executive leading your team toward achieving your critical, lifesaving mission.
Dear Colleagues, As we in the United States find ourselves amidst a racial reckoning, I will tell you that my vision for animal welfare has never been clearer: The animal welfare mission needs to be fueled by opportunity for and access to all. Our shared calling must equally represent the well-being of all the people who comprise animal welfare – our employees, peers, volunteers, adopters, donors, partners, sponsors, clients and all citizens of our communities.
COVID-19 and the quarantine are pushing us all to re-evaluate our fundraising efforts and find new ways to keep donors engaged. The Association’s Katherine Shenar discussed this with Jim Tedford, CAWA, President and CEO for The Association, and fundraising guru Trish Dewald.
Dear Friends and Colleagues: As your professional association, we are committed to supporting you with vital resources you can trust to be accurate, timely, and relevant. Today we’re sharing information on how you can support your community, employees and volunteers in preparation for public inquiries regarding COVID-19.
Dear Colleagues, Good news! After an extensive retooling of the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) program, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is relaunching the CAWA exam this March! The exam will be in a secure online, proctored format available anywhere 24/7. Our CAWAs love that their exclusive credential expanded their skills AND is furthering their career every day.