Strength in Numbers Series

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The Strength in Numbers Series presented by Shelter Animals Count will increase your capacity to use your organization's data efficiently and effectively.

All three sessions will be presented by Stephanie Filer, Executive Director of Shelter Animals Count.

Register for all three webinars or register for individual sessions:

- 10/12/22 Quality Time: Standards for Entering & Using Data

- 11/02/22 Decisions, Decisions: Using Data to Evaluate Programs & Identify Opportunities

- 12/07 What's the Story with your Data?

These live and recorded programs are each approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit and NACA CE.

Blogs about the series:

  • Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/12/2022

    By standardizing definitions and data entry practices, we can ensure the highest quality data -- within organizations, regionally, and nationally.

    The insights that data provide are only as good as the quality of data entered. By standardizing definitions and data entry practices, we can ensure the highest quality data -- within organizations, regionally, and nationally. In this session, you’ll:

    • Get a sneak preview at the NEW Data Dictionary that will be released this fall by Shelter Animals Count
    • Explore challenges with animal-level data and what’s needed next
    • Gain a deeper understanding of standard definitions of data fields and terms in the industry
    • Learn to ensure high-quality data entry within your organization

    This live and recorded program is approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit and 1 NACA CE.

    This session is the first in a 2022 Strength in Numbers Series – presented by Shelter Animals Count. Register for the other sessions:

    - 11/02/22 Decisions, Decisions: Using Data to Evaluate Programs & Identify Opportunities

    - 12/07 What's the Story with your Data?

    Blogs about the series:

    Stephanie Filer

    Executive Director, Shelter Animals Count

    Stephanie has worked in senior leadership positions at non-profits for nearly 20 years, leading high-performing communications, development, and operations teams. Her advocacy efforts at the state and local level have led to countless changes in animal welfare legislation, including overturning multiple decades-old breed  specific /discriminatory ordinances across Iowa.

    After nearly 12 years at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, in August 2021 she joined Shelter Animals Count as Executive Director to further advance animal welfare across the country through data-enabled insights. Her professional and civic achievements have earned her Forty Under 40 recognition and the first annual Stephanie Filer Community Impact Award, among many other awards and honors.

    Samantha Hill

    Director of Data and Technology, Shelter Animals Count

    Samantha Hill joined Shelter Animals Count as the Director of Data and Technology in February 2022 where she combines her passion for animals with her education in research and data analysis to understand national trends and community impact. She started her career in higher education administration at Case Western Reserve University where she completed a Masters in Nonprofit Organization and discovered her passion for details, research, data and organizational impact. 

  • Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/02/2022

    Learn about key data and calculations used to measure success and how to identify opportunities and evaluate program effectiveness.

    Quality data are solid building blocks for decision-making. Participants of this session will learn:

    • The key data and calculations used to measure success
    • How to identify opportunities and evaluate program effectiveness

     Stephanie Filer from Shelters Animal Count will explore how data is collected, analyzed, and used in the industry, with real case studies by shelter leaders who have used simple and complex metrics to aide in their decision-making. 

    This live and recorded program is approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit and 1 NACA CE.

    This session is the second in a 2022 Strength in Numbers Series – presented by Shelter Animals Count. Register for the other sessions:

    -10/12/22 Quality Time: Standards for Entering & Using Data

    - 12/07 What's the Story with your Data?

    Blogs about the series:



    Technical Issues During a Live Webinar?

    Stephanie Filer

    Executive Director, Shelter Animals Count

    Stephanie has worked in senior leadership positions at non-profits for nearly 20 years, leading high-performing communications, development, and operations teams. Her advocacy efforts at the state and local level have led to countless changes in animal welfare legislation, including overturning multiple decades-old breed  specific /discriminatory ordinances across Iowa.

    After nearly 12 years at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, in August 2021 she joined Shelter Animals Count as Executive Director to further advance animal welfare across the country through data-enabled insights. Her professional and civic achievements have earned her Forty Under 40 recognition and the first annual Stephanie Filer Community Impact Award, among many other awards and honors.

  • Product not yet rated Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/07/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Looking to use your data to create media interest, debunk myths, shout about your successes, and get more funding?

    Looking to create media interest, debunk myths, shout about your successes, and get more funding? Let data do it for you. Learn how to:

    • Tell your story effectively using data through visualization development
    • Simplify the message for reporters and various stakeholders
    • Use individual stories about pets and their people to illustrate the faces behind the numbers

    Presented by Stephanie Filer, Shelter Animals Count

    This live and recorded program is approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit and 1 NACA CE.

    This session is the third in a 2022 Strength in Numbers Series – presented by Shelter Animals Count. Register for the other sessions:

    10/12/22 Quality Time: Standards for Entering & Using Data

    11/02/22 Decisions, Decisions: Using Data to Evaluate Programs & Identify Opportunities

    Blogs about the series:



    Technical Issues During a Live Webinar?

    Stephanie Filer

    Executive Director, Shelter Animals Count

    Stephanie has worked in senior leadership positions at non-profits for nearly 20 years, leading high-performing communications, development, and operations teams. Her advocacy efforts at the state and local level have led to countless changes in animal welfare legislation, including overturning multiple decades-old breed  specific /discriminatory ordinances across Iowa.

    After nearly 12 years at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, in August 2021 she joined Shelter Animals Count as Executive Director to further advance animal welfare across the country through data-enabled insights. Her professional and civic achievements have earned her Forty Under 40 recognition and the first annual Stephanie Filer Community Impact Award, among many other awards and honors.