The Association & Hill’s Pet Nutrition are excited to announce the inaugural Wagsies Awards—and to let you know that submissions are open now through Friday, October 7. Formerly known as the PSA Awards, The Wagsies’ aim and game are still the same—to honor outstanding marketing, promotional and storytelling videos created to help pets in need.
The Association is the only international society of leaders actively leading and managing community animal shelters/animal control agencies.
The Fall Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement is less than two months away, and we hope you’re planning to join us and let the good times roll. We checked in with Michael Kass, founder of the Center for Story and Spirit, who’ll be presenting on “Telling You Financial Story to Different Audiences.
You’ve heard of the importance of stewarding your donors, but how about stewarding the gift? Last week we kicked off the Strength Training for Fundraisers webinar series with A Bigger, Stronger Pipeline to Major Gifts. RKD’s Fiona Cunningham stressed the importance of—and difference between—stewarding your donor and stewarding their gifts.
Sports-themed contest is open today through 9/25 Get creative, up your game and score a sports-themed pet playpen and a trip to New Orleans for the Fall Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement. The Association’s Shelter Showdown, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Round 1, 9/12-9/25 In 300 words or less, tell us how you would use a sports-themed pet playpen to help the dogs and cats in your care find their new homes.
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.
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. Looking for a way to engage the community and raise funds without collecting donations? Tammy Bristol, Director of Development & Communications at Spay Illinois, has an idea that scored her organization $10K in one month.
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.