Nationwide Kitten Foster Program Overview @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

By the end of this webinar, you will understand how the campaign can provide your organization with:

• New foster families and less shelter crowding
• Expert advice on innovative ways to easily and efficiently manage your foster program
• Media outreach from the ASPCA and tips on expanding your own media reach
• Exclusive Facebook group with expert advice
• A two-track toolkit: one for shelter use and one to give to your foster families

This webinar is suited for animal shelters and municipal animal control agencies in the U.S. that already have a foster program and are looking to grow it or connect more deeply with their community, as well as organizations that want to start a foster program and need support.

Fostering for Rock Stars – Webinar @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Cat Adoption Team’s 100+ foster families care for close to 1,000 kittens and mother cats annually through their model foster program, Fostering 4 Rock Stars. Learn from their 15 years of experience and save more cats and kittens in your community. Discover how you can develop a foster program from scratch or take your existing program and add that “X” factor to achieve greater success. This webinar is part of the ASPCA’s national kitten foster campaign, a collaboration designed to get more kittens into foster homes.

Using Media and Social Media for Foster Recruitment @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As kitten season kicks into full gear, we’ll help you enlist more volunteers to foster your felines and avoid overcrowding at your agency. Learn how to master media relations, build your social media presence and—this may be a tough job but someone’s gotta do it—go live with kittens.

This webinar is for anyone with a foster program, and especially designed for agencies participating in the ASPCA’s Meow For Now National Kitten Foster Campaign, set to launch June 1.

Is Your Adoption Process Really Working? – Webinar @ Online Webinar - Million Cat Challenge
Jun 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

When it comes to our adoption process, we all want the same thing: to find the best match possible for the pets and people who come through our doors. We want to keep our animals safe and we want our adopters to tell their friends about the wonderful experience they had growing their family at our shelter.

Adoption applications are created to meet those goals, but how do we know they are really working? In this webinar we’ll look at what the data says about matching pets and people, and we’ll explore whether your application is truly serving you or inadvertently keeping you from your organization’s next level of lifesaving.

In less than an hour, you’ll learn how to:

• Implement changes that will refine your adoption process
• Improve the adoption counselling experience for both your staff and applicants
• Create a customer-friendly adopter experience
• Place more pets in homes

Anyone involved in their organization’s adoption application process will benefit from this webinar.

The Shelter’s Role in Disaster Response – Webinar @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Jun 21 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Animal organizations can find themselves in a disaster area or can be impacted as displaced animals come into their facility seeking rescue and shelter. Transport and housing resources can be overwhelmed, as can local veterinary response.

The question for every animal organization is: Do you have a disaster plan?

Webinar – Positioning Your Equine Nonprofit Organization for Grant Seeking Success @ Online Webinar - The Homes for Horses Coalition
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In this webinar, Dr. Beverly Browning, author of Grant Writing for Dummies and 42 other grant writing books will discuss how to position your equine organization for grant seeking success. Topics covered will include:

• The role of your board of directors in creating revenue streams
• Maximizing your volunteers skills to assist with grant writing
• Grant research resources
• Funder relationship building strategies
• Writing grant proposals that get funded
• Addressing sustainability
• Due diligence follow-up with funders

This 60-minute webinar will include 15 minutes for Q & A with Dr. Browning. Don’t miss this training which will benefit anyone planning to write grant proposals for equine-related organizations.

Dr. Browning will give away one copy of her newest edition of Grant Writing for Dummies (2016, Wiley Publishing). The book will be mailed after the webinar.

Online Webinar – Intake Mitigation and Managed Intake @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Oct 11 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

For open admission or limited intake animal shelters, managing admissions and utilizing an Intake Mitigation Program will benefit the animals in your community, the animals in your care, decrease their length of stay, allow your shelter to operate within your life saving capacity, and also allow your shelter to help more animals every year.

Learn about:

  • Managed intake processes and example policies
  • Case examples
  • Working within Capacity for Care
  • Intake mitigation – How to be a resource for your community
Online Webinar – Let Them Go Home – Increasing Adoptions @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

How many more lives could you save if instead of keeping animals in the shelter until they are 100% ready, they went home with adopters now – to grow up, heal from injury, or recover from illness? We’ll discuss the mentality and mechanisms of open adoption practices that empower adopters to save the pets we traditionally keep hidden away in isolation.

Hear about:

  • Setting the stage for success
  • How to allow all animals to go home now
Online Webinar – Saving Lives Through Transport Programs @ Online Webinar - Maddie's Fund
Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hear an overview of the key elements of a good transport program, transport best practices and how to get started on a lifesaving transport program that benefits not only the animals but the sending and receiving partners as well.

Learn about:

  • Transport program overview
  • Key elements of a good transport program
  • How to get started
Online Webinar – Assessing Canine Behavior in the Shelter: Input from Multiple Sources @ Online Webinar - ASPCApro
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our understanding of how best to assess the behavior of dogs coming into shelters and rescues continues to evolve. Recent research supports the view that gathering information from a variety of sources results in a more accurate picture of the individual dog. However, it’s important to strike the right balance between taking the time to collect data and getting the dog out of the shelter and into a home. In the first part of this webinar, we’ll present the ASPCA’s position and review the value and limitations of various sources of information. In the second part, you’ll be introduced to methods for collecting and compiling that information and how best to make decisions about placement.