Shelter Success Simplified webinars

Here's a roundup of all the materials from the first Shelter Success Simplified webinar series in one handy place. Its aim is to help you create a road map for where you want to go, tune up your organization to fix anything not working as smoothly and efficiently as it could, and power your journey with proven fundraising tips and strategies. ​

Webinar sessions

  • Create Your Road Map Part 1 - Clarifying your mission and creating inspiring goals

    • Video recording (YouTube)​

    • PowerPoint of presentation (PDF)

    • Supplemental materials

      • Mission statement - brief explanation and samples (PDF)

      • Road map planning worksheet (Word)

  • Create Your Road Map Part 2 - Turning goals into action plans and engaging your team

    • Video recording (YouTube)​

    • PowerPoint of presentation (PDF)

    • Supplemental materials

      • Action Plan Template - Organization (Word)

      • Action Plan Template - Individual or Department (Word)

      • Example of Action Plan - Organization Level - Humane Society (Word)

      • Example of Action Plan - Individual or Department Level - Humane Society (Word)

      • Example of Action Plan - Organization Level - Rescue Group (Word)

      • Example of Action Plan - Individual or Department Level - Rescue Group (Word)

  • Tune Up Your Org Part 1 - Assessing current work and eliminating bottlenecks

    • Video recording (YouTube)​

    • PowerPoint of presentation (PDF)

    • Supplemental materials

      • More Effective Meetings Using Martha's Rules of Order (PDF)

      • Organization Self-Assessment (PDF)

      • The Power of Taking a Walk — Management by Walking Around article (PDF)

      • Shelter Management Walk-Through Check List (PDF)

      • Things You Can Do to Make Your Shelter More Appealing (PDF)

  • Tune Up Your Org Part 2 - Creating a unified team and an effective board of directors

    • Video recording (YouTube)​

    • PowerPoint of presentation (PDF)

    • Supplemental materials

      • Board member agreement — template (Word)

      • Employee recognition program — template (Word)

      • Nomination form for employee recognition — template (Word)

      • Which Animal Are You — includes instructions for how to use with your team

        • Overview and handout (PDF)​

        • Instructions and animal style information (PDF)

        • Inventory questionnaire (PDF)

        • Inventory scoring (PDF)

  • Power Your Journey Part 1 - Raising the funds your organization needs

    • Video recording (YouTube)​

    • PowerPoint of presentation (PDF)

    • Supplemental materials

      • End-of-Year Fundraising Ideas webinar by Humane Network (YouTube)

      • Instructions for Donor Cultivation Thank You Calls (PDF)

      • Virtual Fundraising Event Planning for Animal Welfare Organizations (PDF)

  • Power Your Journey Part 2 - Public awareness and community engagement

    • Video recording (YouTube)​

    • PowerPoint of presentation (PDF)

    • Supplemental materials

      • Volunteer ideas they can do at home during the pandemic (Word)

      • Video of adoption promotion done like a car dealer advertisement (YouTube)

      • Video of adoption promotion done as a spoof on a viral video (YouTube)

      • Video of hamster promotion showing how to give attention to an entire group of animals in need of adoption (YouTube)

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This webinar series was generously supported by the Petco Love Lost. With 10M pets lost in the U.S. annually, nothing is more important than helping lost pets return home. Grounded in breakthrough technology, Petco Love Lost is a centralized resource designed to reunite lost pets with their families.