Category: Webinar

Operating Reserves

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

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

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 can help your organization in locating and learning more about grantmakers. This webinar will help you learn more about what this database is, how to access it, as well as tips and tricks to assist… 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 applications. Google provides this product free of charge for non-profits. Presented by: Robin Mason, Education Coordinator, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

GFAS Eligibility Criteria

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

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 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 »

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 by Howard Baskin, Big Cat Rescue

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 »