By defining the overall purpose of your organization, and outlining an agreeable mission statement and objectives, you can ensure that your organization keeps it focus in an ever changing world. Read on to learn about the process of strategic planning and why it's one of the most important factors in running a successful organization.
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Learn how data-based approach can help shelters make the most of limited resources by targeting them where they’ll have the biggest impact. Geographic information systems (GIS) mapping technology can help objectively identify high-intake areas and plan effective interventions.
Mission focus has driven some shelters to combine efforts and resources. From groups that have a productive history to those who were once at odds, animal welfare organizations are learning that they're often stronger when they unite. Though mergers are a complex undertaking, there are several key strategies that can help ease the transition and increase the likelihood of long-term success.
Peter Marsh’s latest book questions conventional wisdom in the sheltering world and presents data-driven strategies for eliminating shelter overpopulation.
San Antonio Animal Care Services increased its live-release rate from a meager 10 percent in 2006 to 61 percent in 2012. Find out how the shelter orchestrated this remarkable turnaround!
The benefits of tax-exempt status are many, but the process of acquiring it can seem daunting—especially for small rescue or fostering groups. Learn what you need to do to approach the IRS and get that coveted 501(c)(3) status.
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This is an assessment tool designed to help private and public animal shelters run better by surveying employees and making specific recommendations based on survey results.
Strategic planning is critical for organizations that want to thrive, not just survive, especially during challenging times. This guide goes through the steps involved in the planning process and explains why organizations should plan and cases when they should not plan.