Petfinder Pro Adoption Options Series

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In partnership with The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, Petfinder is excited to bring you the first ever Pro Adoption Options Online Series.

In the five sessions of the Petfinder Pro Adoption Options Series, you will get tips from industry experts on fundraising, marketing, handling the new challenges of 2020, and more. Ask questions, engage in discussions, and earn qualifying CE credits, right from your home or office. 

Plus, Petfinder members who participate are eligible for exclusive Petfinder Foundation grant opportunities.

These webinars have each been pre-approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
  • 1 NACA CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

image   Kim Wolf: Looking Back to Look Forward Tuesday, December 8 (new date)

image  Sandy Rees: Donors of Your Dreams Tuesday, October 13

image  Caitlin Quinn: What 2020 Can Teach Us About The Future of Animal Welfare Marketing Tuesday, October 20

image  Emily Grossheider: Everything I Know About Resilience I Learned from My Shelter Dog Tuesday, October 27

image  Katie Schmuke: Panel discussion Lessons from 2020 & Where to Go From Here Tuesday, November 10


To register for Adoption Options workshops, log in with your Association username and password OR create a FREE "Learning Non-Member" account.

 

  • Donors of Your Dreams: How to Find New Supporters Who Already Love Your Mission

    Includes Credits

    Get insights and ideas about fundraising—including how to create an ideal donor profile so you can find new donor prospects easily and in large numbers.

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    Part of the Petfinder Pro Adoption Options Series:

    Donors of Your Dreams: How to Find New Supporters Who Already Love Your Mission

    The more donors you have, the more money you can raise. But, where do you find new donors? It can be tricky, especially when you don’t have a lot of time or money to spend. In this webinar, you’ll learn a fresh approach to finding donors that focuses on getting the RIGHT people instead of RICH people. You’ll learn 3 common mistakes made in donor acquisition and how to avoid them. You’ll learn how to create an Ideal Donor Profile so you can find new donor prospects easily and in large numbers. And you’ll get some practical ideas for places you can start looking for new donors today, even while you’re working online! 

    This webinar has been approved for:

    • 1 CFRE CE
    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

    Petfinder members who participate* are eligible for exclusive Petfinder Foundation grant opportunities.  

     * must attend live webinar to qualify for grant opportunities


    To register for Adoption Options workshops, log in with your Association username and password OR create a FREE "Learning Non-Member" account.

     

    Sandy Rees

    Founder of Fundraising TV; Chief Encouragement Officer at Get Fully Funded

    Sandy Rees is the Founder of Fundraising TV and the Chief Encouragement Officer at Get Fully Funded where she shows passionate nonprofit leaders how to fully fund their big vision, so they can spend their time saving lives instead of worrying about money. She has helped dozens of small animal welfare nonprofits go from“nickel-and-dime fundraising” to adding 6 figures to their bottom line. As a trainer, she shows her students how to find ideal donors, connect with them through authentic messaging, and build relationships that stand the test of time so that fundraising becomes easy and predictable. Sandy has served as a volunteer and board member for a variety of animal rescue nonprofits including Animal Legal Defense Fund. Sandy is based in Loudon, TN.  Find out more about her fundraising system at www.GetFullyFunded.com. 

  • What 2020 Can Teach Us About the Future of Animal Welfare Marketing

    Includes Credits

    Discover key marketing takeaways from the COVID-19 response. This session will help you craft a strategic marketing approach so you can handle whatever comes next, and more.

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    Part of the Petfinder Pro Adoption Options Series:

    This year has been unpredictable in many ways, but as we move towards the end of 2020 we can look ahead to how lessons and insights gleaned during a global crisis may help us shape a brighter future for animals. This presentation will cover some key marketing takeaways from our collective COVID-19 response, shining a light on practical examples and ideas to help us better connect with all facets of our communities; leverage the power of teamwork and information sharing; and craft a strategic approach that means we can handle whatever comes next! 

    BONUS: Read this blog with tips from the webinar.

    This webinar has been pre-approved for:

    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

    Petfinder members who participate* are eligible for exclusive Petfinder Foundation grant opportunities.  

     * must attend live webinar to qualify for grant opportunities


    To register for Adoption Options workshops, log in with your Association username and password OR create a FREE "Learning Non-Member" account.

    ​Caitlin Quinn

    Director of Operations, HeARTs Speak

    Caitlin Quinn is the Director of Operations at HeARTs Speak, a nonprofit organization working to increase the visibility of shelter animals by providing tools, partnerships, and training that make marketing easy and accessible. She began her journey in animal welfare in 2008,developing a passion for maximizing resources and collaborating with others to find lifesaving solutions. Having joined the HeARTs Speak team in 2015, she’s been most excited by working with organizations to reimagine their storytelling power and make pet promotion more turn-key. Caitlin believes we can all build stronger, more supportive relationships within our community through marketing, no matter the size of the agency or budget available. 

  • Everything I Know About Resilience I Learned from My Shelter Dog

    Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/27/2020

    Learn from some of the most moving shelter dogs about resilience, stress as adaptation, and how to muster the strength to keep doing the work on behalf of the animals we love so much.

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    Part of the Petfinder Pro Adoption Options Series:

    We've all faced challenges in our time in animal welfare, but 2020 has brought many of us to a whole new definition of "roll-over!" How can we muster the strength to keep doing the work on behalf of the animals we love so much? Be inspired by them, of course! In this presentation, we'll talk about what we can learn from some of the most moving shelter dogs about resilience, stress as adaptation, and quality of life for pets and the people that care for them.

    This webinar has been pre-approved for:

    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)


    Petfinder members who participate* are eligible for exclusive Petfinder Foundation grant opportunities.  

     * must attend live webinar to qualify for grant opportunities


    To register for Adoption Options workshops, log in with your Association username and password OR create a FREE "Learning Non-Member" account.

    ​Emily Grossheider, CAWA

    Chief Innovation Officer, Dogs Playing for Life

    After graduating from University of California, Santa Barbara, Emily accepted a position at Dog Adoption and Welfare Group where she increased adoptions over 100%. Following her tenure at DAWG, Emily became the Director of the Santa Ynez Humane Society. In her ongoing efforts to improve the training of her staff and ultimately enrich the lives of the animals in her charge, Emily met the Dogs Playing for Life team, which she enthusiastically joined as Director of Development in 2015. Since then, Emily has earned accreditation as a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA), been promoted to Chief Innovation Officer at DPFL, and earned a Masters in Public Administration, with an emphasis in nonprofit management. 

  • Lessons from 2020: How the Animal Welfare CommUNITY has Been Impacted & Where to Go From Here

    Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/10/2020

    Join a panel discussion with all 4 experts from our Petfinder Pro Adoption Options series as they discuss the impact 2020 has had on the pet welfare industry and how to move forward.

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    Part of the Petfinder Pro Adoption Options Series:

    There is no doubt that just about every aspect of animal welfare has been touched in 2020. We bring together some of our top Petfinder Pro Adoption Options speakers to talk about the impact 2020 has made in our field and discuss some important takeaways for moving the industry forward, together. Join Katie Schmuke with our Adoption Options speakers, Kim Wolf, Sandy Rees, Emily Grossheider, and Caitlin Quinn for a can’t-miss discussion.

    This webinar has been pre-approved for:

    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

    Petfinder members who participate* are eligible for exclusive Petfinder Foundation grant opportunities.  

     * must attend live webinar to qualify for grant opportunities



    To register for Adoption Options workshops, log in with your Association username and password OR create a FREE "Learning Non-Member" account.

    ​Emily Grossheider, CAWA

    Chief Innovation Officer, Dogs Playing for Life

    After graduating from University of California, Santa Barbara, Emily accepted a position at Dog Adoption and Welfare Group where she increased adoptions over 100%. Following her tenure at DAWG, Emily became the Director of the Santa Ynez Humane Society. In her ongoing efforts to improve the training of her staff and ultimately enrich the lives of the animals in her charge, Emily met the Dogs Playing for Life team, which she enthusiastically joined as Director of Development in 2015. Since then, Emily has earned accreditation as a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA), been promoted to Chief Innovation Officer at DPFL, and earned a Masters in Public Administration, with an emphasis in nonprofit management. 

    ​Caitlin Quinn

    Director of Operations, HeARTs Speak

    Caitlin Quinn is the Director of Operations at HeARTs Speak, a nonprofit organization working to increase the visibility of shelter animals by providing tools, partnerships, and training that make marketing easy and accessible. She began her journey in animal welfare in 2008,developing a passion for maximizing resources and collaborating with others to find lifesaving solutions. Having joined the HeARTs Speak team in 2015, she’s been most excited by working with organizations to reimagine their storytelling power and make pet promotion more turn-key. Caitlin believes we can all build stronger, more supportive relationships within our community through marketing, no matter the size of the agency or budget available. 

    Sandy Rees

    Founder of Fundraising TV; Chief Encouragement Officer at Get Fully Funded

    Sandy Rees is the Founder of Fundraising TV and the Chief Encouragement Officer at Get Fully Funded where she shows passionate nonprofit leaders how to fully fund their big vision, so they can spend their time saving lives instead of worrying about money. She has helped dozens of small animal welfare nonprofits go from“nickel-and-dime fundraising” to adding 6 figures to their bottom line. As a trainer, she shows her students how to find ideal donors, connect with them through authentic messaging, and build relationships that stand the test of time so that fundraising becomes easy and predictable. Sandy has served as a volunteer and board member for a variety of animal rescue nonprofits including Animal Legal Defense Fund. Sandy is based in Loudon, TN.  Find out more about her fundraising system at www.GetFullyFunded.com. 

    Katie Schmuke

    Shelter Partnerships Lead, Purina

    Katie Schmuke is the Shelter Partnerships Lead on Purina’s Pet Welfare Team. Her career started at the Central Missouri Humane Society as an Adoption Counselor, which eventually led her to a job at Purina. She currently manages all animal welfare conferences for her team, as well as the Adoption Options workshop series.

    Kim Wolf

    Executive Director, Beyond Breed

    Kim Wolf is a graduate student at the University of Georgia, where she is pursuing a Master of Social Work ('21) and a Master of Public Health in Gerontology ('21). Kim has nearly two decades of experience working in the human service and animal welfare sectors. She held positions at AARP, the Vera Institute of Justice, the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, and the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA). Her professional experience in animal welfare includes positions at the Pennsylvania SPCA, Animal Farm Foundation, the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. In 2013 Kim founded Beyond Breed, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the human-animal bond. As the Executive Director, she oversees the organization's training/education programs for animal welfare and human service professionals, direct service programs for pet owners in need, and various special projects. In 2019, Kim was appointed to serve on the National Association of Social Workers' Specialty Practice Committee on Aging (through June 2021). 

  • Looking Back to Look Forward: Why Fear and Bias Have Weakened the Animal Welfare Movement

    Product not yet rated Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2020 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Learn how fear and bias have weakened the animal welfare movement, and how to identify outdated practices and policies while addressing the underlying, well-intentioned concerns that have kept them in place.

    Please note the rescheduled date of December 8.  

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    Part of the Petfinder Pro Adoption Options Series:

    Looking Back to Look Forward: Why Fear and Bias Have Weakened the Animal Welfare Movement -- and How We Can Seize This Opportunity To Change That

    The animal welfare field is fueled by compassionate individuals who share a deep love of animals. At the same time, that compassion has not always been extended to the other side of the leash. Fear and bias have created structural barriers to adoption, unequal access to pet care resources, and missed opportunities to accomplish our lifesaving goals. Together, we will learn how to identify outdated practices and policies while addressing the underlying, well-intentioned concerns that have kept them in place. 

    Attendees will hear how peer organizations throughout the United States have embraced a fresh and more equitable approach to supporting the bond between pets and the diverse range of people who love them. The future of animal welfare is bright and we have an unprecedented opportunity to make positive change! 

    This webinar has been pre-approved for:

    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

    Petfinder members who participate are eligible for exclusive Petfinder Foundation grant opportunities.


    To register for Adoption Options workshops, log in with your Association username and password OR create a FREE "Learning Non-Member" account.

    Kim Wolf

    Executive Director, Beyond Breed

    Kim Wolf is a graduate student at the University of Georgia, where she is pursuing a Master of Social Work ('21) and a Master of Public Health in Gerontology ('21). Kim has nearly two decades of experience working in the human service and animal welfare sectors. She held positions at AARP, the Vera Institute of Justice, the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, and the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA). Her professional experience in animal welfare includes positions at the Pennsylvania SPCA, Animal Farm Foundation, the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. In 2013 Kim founded Beyond Breed, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the human-animal bond. As the Executive Director, she oversees the organization's training/education programs for animal welfare and human service professionals, direct service programs for pet owners in need, and various special projects. In 2019, Kim was appointed to serve on the National Association of Social Workers' Specialty Practice Committee on Aging (through June 2021).