Anyone who has held a supervisory position is accustomed to completing annual employee evaluations. But is your team familiar with shelter assessments? While shelters make routine evaluations of their employees a priority, they often fail to perform structured evaluations of their building and operations.
Dear friends, In any organization or association, cooperation and collaboration are two vital elements to the success of the whole. Because we don’t really compete with each other, sharing our successes, near successes and well, the things that didn’t even sniff success make us all better.
Whether it’s a call about a litter of helpless kittens or a baby bird that has fallen from its nest, we frequently get calls from animal lovers who want to help but don’t know what to do. These good Samaritans have the instinct to scoop up these infants and find help right away.
Shelters across the country are facing peak kitten season. Last year alone, an estimated 20 million kittens were born during this time.
Miguel Abi-hassan is a trained occupational psychologist and CEO of the Halifax Humane Society in Florida. He’s been involved in animal welfare for decades, and specializes in helping animal welfare professionals better understand stress and the toll it takes on people in our field.
Carson Tate is a coach, trainer, and consultant who helps people better manage time by understanding their own productivity style. Tate opened day 2 of the #sawacon Management Conference by sharing ideas on how we can all work more effectively by personalizing our approach to time management.
Nonprofit communications expert Kivi Leroux Miller opened her SAWA Management Conference keynote by reminding the audience that the reasons that people give to nonprofits are largely emotional. She emphasized that understanding the emotional dynamics behind nonprofit donations is critical to engaging and retaining donors.
Dear friends, As we enter our summer season, I am looking forward to the many great things coming up in the pipeline for SAWA, and I am thankful to share in the excitement with you. Congratulations to all of our members on the move! It was great to see a few of you at Animal Care Expo in Vegas and it will be wonderful to see many of you in Detroit for the SAWA Management Conference in two weeks.
Participation on social media platforms has grown exponentially over the past decade, and your organization’s online presence should be growing along with it. Facebook is the most widely-used social media platform and is an important part of your marketing communications.