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  • November 1, 2006

    Counting the Contributions: Benchmarking for Your Organization and Your State

    A survey of per-capita donations to animal protection organizations around the country brings state averages to light, reveals areas that are lagging, and indicates the need for better record-keeping and tracking of giving trends.

  • May 1, 2004

    Developing Good Staff-Volunteer Relationships

    These guidelines will help you change the negative outlooks and feelings of distrust that hinder staff-volunteer relationships at many organizations.

  • January 1, 2003

    Giving Pooches the Runaround

    Faced with out-of-shape humans and shelter dogs in need of outdoor exercise, the city of Lubbock, Texas, finds a way to solve two problems with one leash. 

  • January 1, 2003

    ShelterSpeak: Categorizing Animals According to Adoptability

    Do you categorize your animals according to levels of adoptability and nonadoptability? Why or why not? And if the answer is yes, what method of categorizing do you use and why? How do you present your statistics to the public?

  • November 1, 2002

    How to Host a Volunteer Orientation

    Planning in advance will not only help you develop a great volunteer orientation, it can also head off potential tensions between staff and the volunteers you decide to take on.

  • July 1, 2002

    The Cat Whisperer

    Greenhill Humane Society volunteer Johnnie Hillsbery doesn???t shy away from shy cats; in fact, he specializes in helping the most frightened of felines.

  • May 1, 2002

    Why Generation Y?

    As more schools integrate service-learning programs into their curricula, animal protection organizations have become a popular choice for young people seeking volunteer opportunities.

  • July 1, 2001

    Paying Homage to Will and Grace

    At a volunteer recognition dinner, the organization???s treasurer, Cynthia Bostwick of the St. Clair County Humane Society in Port Huron, Michigan, paid tribute to their efforts with this speech. 

  • January 1, 2001

    Euthanasia Decisions

    Helping board members and volunteers understand the difficulty of making euthanasia decisions.

  • May 1, 2000

    Finding Software for Your Shelter

    More shelters than ever before are using computers and shelter-management software to track the animals and people they serve.

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