Category: 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 anxiety. Various coping techniques, strategies and skills will be discussed to help you better manage and navigate these entities in your daily life. Presented by: Ilene Kastel, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Conflict and Resolution

Are there difficult conversations that you’re avoiding or not conducting well? Could improving how you deal with emotional, high stake or controversial topics improve your career, persuasion or relationships? The answer is, yes! At the heart of problems within organizations, teams and relationships is a lack of communication and conflict resolution. We are either not… 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 you might think. Scientists estimate that more than 6 in 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread by animals. This webinar covers the basic concepts that will help you understand and prevent the transmission of… 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 and physiological well-being. Environmental enrichment helps maintain the physical and psychological health of captive animals by encouraging the expression of species-specific behaviors, increasing positive utilization of the environment, preventing or reducing the frequency of abnormal… 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 operation is financially sound, well thought out, and has a concrete plan for the future.  Join us and put your vision into a simple plan that shows your supporters your road map to success and sustainability! Presented by:  Jo… 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 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 »

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 and learn how traditional fundraising is changing. Is your sanctuary maximizing its potential for raising money on the Internet? In this new and exclusive GFAS webinar, we will walk you through everything you need to… 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 best practices tailored to the animal welfare industry. Presented by: Brian Barrick, CEO AWOIP, LLC; Mary Lark, Director of Programs, AWOIP, LLC; Harmony Reina, Animal Welfare Insurance Specialist, AWOIP, LLC

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 organization? Our presenter is Bess Foley, chair of the Nonprofit Operating Reserves Initiative (NORI) Workgroup. In this webinar, she addresses: *Making the case for having an operating reserve *Factors for determining an appropriate amount *Strategies for funding a reserve *Guidelines for developing policies/procedures… 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 to ensure they can sustain and provide lifetime care to sanctuary residents. Presenter: Allan Kornberg, M.D., Director, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries