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The toolkit includes background information on the projected crisis, programs you can replicate, and lots of sample documents. Consider using these resources as you develop you plans to keep people and pets together. 
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Administration & Finance

How to Approach Strategic Financial Planning in an Uncertain Environment

The pandemic has impacted the long-term planning, fundraising, finances, and security of many nonprofit organizations. This guidebook provides nonprofits with guidance on how to create a financial plan to navigate the economic burdens of COVID-19. Download >>

Adoptions

3 Quick & Juicy Virtual Adoptions Tips

Humane Society Silicon Valley recently reported that since shelter-in-place started, they’ve found homes for over 1,700 animals—and the demand for adoption far exceeds the number of animals available. Read 3 tips for virtual adoption success >>

Animal Services

Reaching New Heights in Contemporary Animal Services

Virtual Conference: Wednesday 9/16-17
The Best Friends Professional Development Symposium offers the latest, COVID-influenced, proven lifesaving practices from thought and action leaders working in the field, like Alexis Pugh, director of Memphis Animal Services, Ed Jamison, director of Dallas Animal Services, and more. Learn more and register >>

Data

The 24Pet® ShelterWatch Report: COVID-19 Impact

This PetPoint report is a bi-weekly gauge of U.S. homeless pet populations in the care of 1,191 animal welfare organizations which represents approximately 35% of our nation’s shelter animal population. Review the most recent report (including an infographic and regional data breakouts) >>

Fundraising

Why hire and retain fundraising staff right now?

There are many revenue opportunities for organizations right now, and hiring and retaining staff in your development department can benefit your nonprofit greatly. Sustaining professional fundraisers in this moment is the key to unlocking the future of your organization and your mission. Read >>

Operations

Safe Workplace Playbook

The ASPCA’s new Safe Workplace Playbook for Animal Shelters explains new COVID-19 processes and procedures, including health checks, adjusted workspaces to allow for physical distancing, use of PPE, enhanced hygiene, and cleaning protocols. Learn how to keep your team, volunteers, the public, and yourself safe. Learn More >>

Shelter Medicine

Scaling High Quality, High Volume Foster Care in Times of Crisis

Webinar—Wednesday 9/09, 3pm ET
Humane Society Silicon Valley pivoted their foster care and adoption processes into safe, no-contact, socially distanced programs. And they have acquired more than 3,000 new foster families since March’s lock down! Learn how they did it. Register for this RACE-approved webinar >>

Veterinary Medicine

State Telemedicine Regulations

HSVMA continues to track state-by-state telemedicine policies. Refer to this updated document—note that regulations may change any time, so always check with your state for the most current information. Review this chart >>


COVID-19 & A New Era of Veterinary Telemedicine

Making the switch to digital comes with legal and logistical challenges. On the up side, the transition to virtual care is showing that even the most basic tools of technology can benefit veterinarians, pet owners, and shelters—and it could dramatically expand access for those in underserved communities who routinely face barriers to obtaining veterinary services. Read this Animal Sheltering article >>

Archives

Daily Digest Archives

Visit this archive and find all Daily Digest back issues. Bookmark this >>
 

Webinar Calendar & Archives

UC-Davis is maintaining a list of upcoming and past COVID-19-related webinars presented by animal welfare organizations. Bookmark this >>
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