Board and Leadership

The way directors and staff view the human element of your work will greatly impact your adoption rates and image in the community. We have tips and training that can help you give off a sincere “Welcome!” vibe, get your board excited about cutting-edge programs, and set you up for success.

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The Building Does Not Dictate the Program

Friday, March 10 2017

Are you running a shelter out of a less-than-ideal facility? Is that getting in the way of providing good programs for the animals in your care? The ASPCA’s Kate Pullen asks some more tough questions and shares an inspiring example of an all-volunteer agency that’s making it work out of a decommissioned fire station!


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Wanna Go Far? Go Together

Tuesday, February 7 2017

Because, as B.J. Rogers reiterates, there’s something special—if not always
simple—about the power of “together.”

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Top 5 Webinars of 2016

Friday, December 16 2016

Here’s the list of this year’s hottest webinars. How many have you seen?

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Most Popular Tools & Tips

How-to Tips for Communicating with Adopters

This video has great tips on talking with potential adopters.

How-to Stress and Animal Protection Work

Check out this series for ways to harness the energy that comes with stress, create coping strategies for managers, and prevent staff burnout.

Tips Top Three Tips for Volunteer Success

Read our top three tips for retaining one of your most important assets – your volunteers.

How-to Building a High Functioning Board of Directors

Strong and consistent board leadership has made the Denver Dumb Friends League a powerhouse.