Mar
12
Tue
Online Foster Orientation and On Deck Fosters @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how the ASPCA’s Los Angeles Pee Wee Foster Program used online orientation to train more than 400 foster volunteers to care for nearly 3,000 kittens in two years. The program, which has no adoption center or clinic of its own, thrives through innovation that includes programs such as an on-deck foster system. The result: A more-than-doubled kitten live release rate from 2016 to 2018!

You’ll discover how to:

• Host online foster training sessions

• Create an on-deck foster program

• Use some tools not typically thought of to increase your lifesaving

Suited For: Anyone looking to create a more effective training program for potential foster caregivers and keep them engaged in the program once they are on board.

Mar
20
Wed
Million Cat Challenge: Foster Care On-Deck: Strategies to get kittens into foster homes quickly @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

As kitten season fast approaches, we’ll review why it is critical to get kittens and nursing queens out of the shelter and into foster homes as quickly as possible.  After reviewing the “why” we’ll delve into the “how” and discuss strategies to create an efficient, proactive and organized system for foster care placement that can be applied not just to kittens but to all foster placements.

Mar
23
Sat
Trapping Tips and Tricks presented by Neighborhood Cats @ Online Webinar - Community Cat Podcast
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Drawing from almost 20 years of experience working with feral cats, the folks at Neighborhood Cats have gathered together their favorite ways of catching the wiliest of felines. Whether it’s putting in a clear rear door, using Spam as bait, wrapping your trap with green garden netting or training a cat to enter a trap, you’re bound to learn something new that will improve your trapping success. Come prepared to share your secret tips and tricks, too!

Mar
27
Wed
Million Cat Challenge: Fighting Fungus with Facts @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Mar 27 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

At many shelters, ringworm can lead to devastating consequences. However, it does not have to be — with proper protocols, it can be safely treated and cured.  The San Francisco SPCA saves over 350 animals with ringworm every year. Wanting to do more, they created the SPORE (Shelters Preventing Outbreaks of Ringworm through Education) program in 2013 to teach others how to better detect, treat, and manage ringworm in their shelter.  For this session, Laura Mullen, Shelter Medicine Outreach Manager at the SFSPCA, will be outlining research-based protocols that are in use at there and examine how those same concepts apply to a variety of different shelters and rescues. We will explore the use of volunteers and the community to help this type of program flourish in fanatically constrained environments, such as animal shelters.  We will also take a look at a new pilot foster program for ringworm animals called the Finishing School Foster Program that fosters out ringworm animals at the end of their treatment, freeing up space in the shelter to help more animals in need.

Apr
23
Tue
Immediate Critical Care for the Kitten @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

What do you do when you find a kitten that has been found outside exposed to the elements? What issues do you need to address immediately before you ever offer a kitten a bottle? In this webinar, we will discuss how to recognize hypo- and hyperthermia, hypoglycemia, dehydration and more, and get you the info you need to start intervening for your kitten right away. We want you to feel confident in getting baby through this rough patch of life and on to a solid road of recovery and growth.

This webinar is especially great for first responders like TNR, ACO and shelter/rescue personnel who handle these babies for the first time.

Jun
19
Wed
Internal Communications: Informing and Engaging Your Staff & Board @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

External communications work is much easier with consistent, frequent, and transparent internal communications.  During this webinar, you’ll learn how to turn your external communications skills inward and communicate more effectively with your board and staff.

Jun
29
Sat
Trapping Tips and Tricks @ Online Webinar - Neighborhood Cats
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Drawing from almost 20 years of experience working with feral cats, the folks at Neighborhood Cats have gathered together their favorite ways of catching the wiliest of felines. Whether it’s putting in a clear rear door, using Spam as bait, wrapping your trap with green garden netting or training a cat to enter a trap, you’re bound to learn something new that will improve your trapping success. Come prepared to share your secret tips and tricks, too!

Jul
31
Wed
Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Does your communications work make a difference? How do you know? During this webinar, we’ll talk about the best practices for measuring nonprofit communications success, including how to select the right key performance indicators and benchmarks, what to measure and what to ignore, and how to report results to others.

Aug
10
Sat
Advanced Neonatal Kitten Care @ Online Webinar - National Kitten Coalition
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are taking a deep dive into more advanced topics and special problems in regards to feeding bottle-babies. We’ll answer some of your frequently asked questions and also discuss incubators, nubulizers and more! Join us for this free training to enrich and develop your kitten-care skills.

Aug
14
Wed
High-Performing Communications Team: Taking Your Team to the Next Level @ Online Webinar - AAWA
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

What separates the third of nonprofits who rate their communications programs as effective from the two-thirds who say they are only somewhat effective or ineffective? It’s not a huge staff or budget. Instead, it is how people work together, including how they collaborate, make decisions, and create efficient workflows. During this webinar, you’ll learn the secrets of high-performing communications teams.