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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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  • 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.

  • Is a Nonprofit/Government Merger Good for Your Community?

    The current economic slump has many municipalities looking at nonprofit animal care and control organizations to provide them with some form of support. But would such an arrangement work well for your organiztion and community?

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  • Shelter Diagnostic System

    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.


  • American Humane Assocation Operational Guide - Strategic Planning

    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.

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