Every non-profit organization, including animal sanctuaries and rescue centers, should have a plan. Under the GFAS accreditation standards, organizations are required to have a written strategic plan in order to be accredited. If you have never done a strategic plan before, it may be hard to know where to start. If you have a plan,… Read more »
Succession planning is one of the key components of sustainability for a sanctuary and for any non-profit organization. But each sanctuary is unique, and your planning should take into account the structure and needs of your organization. In this webinar, we will discuss considerations for both short-term and long-term succession planning, what the GFAS standards… Read more »
The GFAS standards for verified and accredited organizations promote excellence in areas of animal care including housing, diet, and veterinary care. Learn more about the standards, their intent, and how they apply to your facility. Presented by Jackie Bennett, Director of Accreditation – Africa and Asia
Sanctuaries have a powerful influence on public behavior, giving them an important responsibility to portray wild animals with respect, dignity and not as objects to be commercialized or owned. Presented by: Kellie Heckman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
This webinar provides a quick overview of the concept of an “operating reserve.” We will discuss the purpose of a reserve, how much may be needed for your organization, and other considerations that demonstrate financial stability under the GFAS standard. Presented by Jackie Bennett, Director of Accreditation – Africa and Asia
GFAS works with sanctuaries worldwide; however, all must meet our minimum eligibility criteria. Learn more about what sets these true sanctuaries apart from the rest. Presented by: Kellie Heckman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
Safety is important for a sanctuary’s animals, staff, and visitors, and all verified and accredited organizations are required to take steps to meet certain standards. Learn about the GFAS standards covering areas including enclosure security, staff safety, and emergency response, and how they apply to your facility. Presented by Jackie Bennett, Director of Accreditation –… Read more »
After joining GFAS, on one of my first visits to a model sanctuary, we discovered a smoldering fire in progress when we opened the door and stepped inside a building housing animals, bedded down for the night.