Webinars

Popular Search Topics:

    New Releases Accreditation 10 in 10
Fundraising Animal Care Administration

Find a Webinar:

Coping Skills: When Life is Uncomfortable

Our presenter discusses coping skills to help enhance your ability to adapt to life's stressors, including chronic stress, sadness and ...
Read More

Conflict and Resolution

Are there difficult conversations that you're avoiding or not conducting well? Could improving how you deal with emotional, high stake ...
Read More

Strategic Planning: the Process, the Document, the “Now What”

Every non-profit organization, including animal sanctuaries and rescue centers, should have a plan. Under the GFAS accreditation standards, organizations are ...
Read More

Understanding Zoonotic Disease

Zoonotic disease is a disease that can be passed between animals and humans. Zoonotic disease is actually more common than ...
Read More

The Four Pillars of Environmental Enrichment

Environmental enrichment enhances the quality of captive animal care by identifying and providing the environmental stimuli necessary for optimal psychological ...
Read More

The Business Plan-The Foundation for Your Success!

Many sanctuaries/rescues start with heart but not with a sound business plan.  Essential to an organization’s success, a business plan shows your supporters that the ...
Read More

Succession Planning

Succession planning is one of the key components of sustainability for a sanctuary and for any non-profit organization. But each ...
Read More

GFAS Certification: Promoting Excellence in Humane Animal Care

The GFAS standards for verified and accredited organizations promote excellence in areas of animal care including housing, diet, and veterinary ...
Read More

Risk Assessment: The Risky Business of Equine Rescue Organizations

Understanding the most common risks faced by equine rescue and sanctuary organizations, in order to be prepared to address them ...
Read More

Public Contact: Public Handling, Public Viewing and Tractability

Sanctuaries have a powerful influence on public behavior, giving them an important responsibility to portray wild animals with respect, dignity and ...
Read More

Operating Reserves

This webinar provides a quick overview of the concept of an “operating reserve.” We will discuss the purpose of a ...
Read More

New Ways to Raise Money: Online Fundraising 101

It’s official: digital fundraising can be fast, cost-efficient, and effective for non-profits and animal charities if you plan for success ...
Read More

Navigating the Insurance Maze

This webinar provides an overview of what to look for when shopping for insurance including coverages, exclusions, risk management and ...
Read More

Making the Most of the Foundation Center Database

The Foundation Center Database houses information on thousands of funders and is updated weekly. This is a primary tool that ...
Read More

Google Apps for Non-Profits

Learn about the Google suite of apps which include storage, email using your own domain, spreadsheet presentation and word processing ...
Read More

Google Adwords: Could You Use $10,000 Per Month In Free Advertising?

Does your organization’s website appear on search results for critical keywords? With the power of Google Grants, your organization can ...
Read More

GFAS Eligibility Criteria

GFAS works with sanctuaries worldwide; however, all must meet our minimum eligibility criteria. Learn more about what sets these true ...
Read More

GFAS Certification: Promoting Safety at Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers

Safety is important for a sanctuary’s animals, staff, and visitors, and all verified and accredited organizations are required to take ...
Read More

Fundraising Sources for Sanctuaries

Howard Baskin discusses Big Cat's experiences with various fundraising efforts including social networking, tours, matching fund and legacy programs, and endowments. Presented ...
Read More

Building Operating Reserves for Long term Sustainability

The GFAS standards address financial stability, and recommend that sanctuaries establish anoperating reserve. But how do you define, promote and build operating reserves at your ...
Read More

Board of Directors and Promoting Proper Governance

Operating a healthy sanctuary is not just about healthy animals. The Board of Directors holds important responsibilities to each sanctuary ...
Read More

A Fresh Look at Fencing: A System for Making Equine Fencing Decisions

How to assess if equines are safely contained for equine rescue and sanctuary organizations, and decision-making regarding the installation of ...
Read More

Collaboration for Sustainability

Feel like you are all alone? Find out how collaborative partnerships provide new opportunities for supporting the sustainability of your ...
Read More

An Overview of the Roles of Board and Executive Staff

Does your Board of Directors know its responsibilities, and does it understand its relationship with the executive director and staff? ...
Read More

Forming a Successful Funding Relationship

Sanctuaries and rescue centers involved in the care and conservation of wildlife are always in need of funding to continue ...
Read More

Contingency Planning for Sanctuaries and Rehabilitation Centers

Sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers need to be in continuous operation 24/7, but serious incidents such as natural disasters, fire, pandemics, ...
Read More

Employment Law 101 for Non-Profit Animal Sanctuaries

Operating a non-profit animal sanctuary is no easy feat. From rescuing, providing 24/7 care for, and finding loving homes for ...
Read More

Minimizing Liability and Risk in Using Volunteers

Many sanctuaries rely heavily on volunteer labor, both in connection with providing needed animal care and also in advocacy, outreach ...
Read More

The Cost of Caring: Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Burn Out

C0mpassion fatigue and burnout frequently occur in helping professions such as those in the animal welfare and rescue arena. Compassion ...
Read More

There Ought To Be A Law

Ensuring that humane standards of care and treatment are afforded to captive birds also relies on our having protective enforceable ...
Read More

Delivering the Right Message: Avian Advocacy and Outreach

Captive wildlife sanctuaries have a critical responsibility to deliver a clear and consistent message that ‘wild animals don’t belong in ...
Read More

Perspectives on Captive Exotic Bird Placement

Get two unique viewpoints from Lorelei Tibbetts and Karen Windsor on what it takes to find qualified homes for exotic ...
Read More

The Basics of Caring for Exotic Birds in the Shelter – Part 2

This webinar, presented by Lorelei Tibbetts, expands on Part 1 with a more in-depth discussion about nutrition, environmental safety, cleanliness ...
Read More

Caring for Exotic Birds in the Shelter Environment – Part 1

Part 1 of 2. This webinar is a must-watch overview for any shelter caring for birds. Dr. Anthony Pilny covers ...
Read More

Practical Solutions to Bird Care Within the Shelter

Birds are like no other animal in your shelter. Our roundtable expert answers questions about serving the special needs of ...
Read More

Overcoming Obstacles: Starting an Exotic Bird Shelter Program

Caring for exotic birds in a shelter environment is challenging. In fact, many shelters feel they cannot accommodate birds at ...
Read More

Equine Acquisition

An in-depth look at legal and ethical acquisitions of equines at rescue and sanctuary facilities. This webinar also outlines some ...
Read More

Asocial Media, Errant Emails and Other Non Profit Cyber No No’s

In this webinar, we cover best (and worst) practices for non-profits in the use of social media and email. We ...
Read More

The Basics of Bird Adoption Contracts

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to foster and adoption contracts. Our roundtable expert provides practical guidelines ...
Read More

Estate Planning for Captive Birds

Adopting out animals with long lifespans comes with some important legal considerations for both the organization and the adoptive caregiver ...
Read More

You Found A Potential Adoption Partner, Now What

What goes into preparing an adopter for life with an undomesticated, extremely social, flighted animal? Our roundtable experts answer questions ...
Read More

Attracting the Right Placement Partners

The placement process for exotic birds comes with special challenges. Learn from our roundtable experts what it takes to build ...
Read More

Tech Soup: Technology Discounts for Your Non-Profit

Learn how to purchase computer software and even hardware at a very reduced cost. This 10 minute webinar will introduce ...
Read More