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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 ...
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Conflict and Resolution

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

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

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

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

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

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