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  • March 1, 2012

    The People's Power

    Shelters are rightly centered on caring for their animals. But according to Steven Rogelberg, who heads the Shelter Diagnostic System, if you want your organization to be more effective, you have to bring the staff needs into focus as well.

  • March 1, 2012

    Humane Law Forum: Worth the Risk

    Got people lining up to volunteer for your organization? They’ll bring a ton of great assistance, but they may also present some liability risks. Fear not—they’re risks you can manage with the right approach.

  • November 1, 2011

    The "101" Department: Finding the Alpha Dog

    Experts in the field offer tips on how to land a great executive director for your animal shelter.

  • November 1, 2011

    Trends in Animal Welfare Salaries

    This overview examines how salaries and benefits for animal welfare positions have changed over the years.

  • September 1, 2011

    Rising to the Top

    If you aspire to be president and CEO of an animal welfare organization, don't miss out on these expert tips for attaining your dream job.

  • January 1, 2011

    Volunteer Management: Avoiding the Bait and Switch

    Whether they work in a truly volunteer-positive environment or one that's still struggling to make the employee/volunteer gears mesh effectively, it's vital that volunteer coordinators be honest with prospective volunteers about what to expect.

  • November 1, 2010

    For Better and For Worse

    A recent study explores which volunteer management practices make for happy shelter employees.

  • September 1, 2010

    Coffee Break: Leaving the Sheltering Field and Deciding to Return

    In your space, you told us about a time when you decided to stop working in the animal sheltering and rescue field, the reasons you wanted to leave-and what brought you back.

  • May 1, 2010

    Take Time for Training

    Both inexperienced and expert volunteers can be helpful to your program, but the last thing you want to do is bring in "green" volunteers and fail to provide them the training they need. Learn how to match volunteers' skill sets to the tasks that need to be done.

  • March 1, 2010

    Coffee Break: Staying Calm When You're About to Lose Your Cool

    In your space, you told us about the times you've come close to losing your cool with a frustrating member of the public, but managed to save a difficult situation by staying calm and polite.

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