2013 Best Friends National Conference Presentations and Handouts

Playbooks - No–Kill Community: What Worked, What Didn’t, What’s Next

Playbook – Austin, Texas

Playbook – Brown County, Indiana

Playbook – Jacksonville, Florida

Playbook – Kansas City, Missouri

Playbook – Washoe County, Nevada

Playbook – NKLA – Los Angeles, California

Playbook – Salt Lake County, Utah


Thursday

Building your Brand – Oke Mueller

Getting Along Without Going Along – Al Blixt

How to Create Outrageously Loyal and Generous Donors – Sandy Rees

Leadership Change Management: How to Help Your Organization Grow and Change – Jeff Myers, Scott Relf

Politics Is Not a Spectator Sport: Effective Engagement for Change – Alyssa Salvo, Ledy VanKavage

Quantify Your Impact: Learn How to Be More Effective Through Your Social Media Channels – Jessie Earl

Saving More Kittens with Kitten University – Dr. Jennifer Broadhurst

Targeting Your Spay/Neuter Efforts for Maximum Benefit – Rick DuCharme

Targeting Your Spay/Neuter Efforts for Maximum Benefit – Rex Yancey

Using Excellent Customer Service to Increase Your Adoption Rate – Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Working Together: Partnering for Success – Judah Battista, Teresa Bodem

Zeuterin: Fast, Easy Neutering for High–Volume Programs – Dr. Kelly Farrell


Friday

20 Tips for Raising More Money – Jana de Peyer

Advocacy 101: Basics and Beyond – Laura Handzel, Peter Wolf

Advocating for Pit Bull Terriers: The Surprising Truths Revealed by the Latest Research – Jean Keating

Advocating for Pit Bull Terriers: The Surprising Truths Revealed by the Latest Research – Ledy VanKavage

Best Practices for Sharing Your Stories with the Media – Cathy Rosenthal

Beyond the Shelter: Assessing Your Community’s No–Kill Potential – Bonney Brown

Building a Better Website for Your Organization – Jon Dunn

Building a Foster Network That Saves Lives – Ann Lindholm

Celebrating the Underdog: Making Every Dog Adoptable – Laura Handzel

Customer Service: Understanding Those Two–Legged Animals – Cathy Rosenthal

Educate, Don’t Alienate: How to Connect with Potential Adopters – Bert Troughton

Facebook Essentials: It’s More Than Notching Up the Likes – Melissa Miller

Finding the Spay/Neuter Model That’s Right for Your Community – Jonathan Chavez, Aimee Gilbreath

Following Up and Saving Lives – Mike Kaviani

Fundraising 201: Grow Your Program – Myla Burns

Fundraising 201: Grow Your Program – Anne Mejia

Groundbreaking Success: The Next Generation in Partnerships to Help Community Cats – Bethany Heins

Groundbreaking Success: The Next Generation in Partnerships to Help Community Cats – Shelly Kotter

Healing the Healer: Techniques to Reduce Stress in High–Intensity Practices – Dr. Michele Gaspar

Helping Families Before They Give Up on Their Pets – Patty Alexander

How to Keep Your Email Out of the Spam Folder – Amy Starnes

Keeping Foster and Rescued Pets Healthy – Dr. Patti Patterson

Making the Ask: How to Use Direct Mail and Email Appeals to Raise Money – Sandy Rees

Marketing That Sells Your Organization as a Standout – Kim Pucci

Nine Lives: How to Save Our Cats – Bonney Brown

Ringworm Roundup 1: Overview – Dr. Sandra Newbury

Ringworm Roundup 2: Outbreak Management – Dr. Sandra Newbury

Saving Parvo Puppies and Baby Kittens – Destiny Haney

Saving Parvo Puppies and Baby Kittens – Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Shelter Animals Count – Vicki Kilmer, Steve Zeidman

Stopping Companion Animal Sales in Pet Stores and Beyond – Elizabeth Oreck

Successful Transport Programs: Shelter to Rescue Group and All Points Between – Denise Bitz

Successful Transport Programs: Shelter to Rescue Group and All Points Between – Robyn Santor

Survey Says: What the Public Really Thinks About Spay/Neuter and Adoptions – John Polis

Survey Says: What the Public Really Thinks About Spay/Neuter and AdoptionSteve Zeidman


Saturday

Best Practices in Grant Seeking – Holly Sizemore

Beyond Kennel Cough: Diagnosis and Management of Respiratory Infections They Didn’t Tell Us About in Veterinary School – Dr. Cynda Crawford

Bringing Spay/Neuter to Underserved Communities – Ruth Steinberger

Getting to No–Kill: Austin, Texas – Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Getting to No–Kill: Brown County, Indiana – Jane Weatherford

Getting to No–Kill: Jacksonville, Florida – Denise Deisler, Rick DuCharme, Scott Trebatoski

Getting to No–Kill: Kansas City, Missouri – Brent Toellner

Getting to No–Kill: Salt Lake County, Utah – Anna Gonce

Getting to No–Kill: Washoe County, Nevada – Bonney Brown

Hearts Larger Than Hands: Creating Balance in Your Life to Save More Animals – Dr. Linda Harper

The Well–Equipped Community Cat Advocate: Making a Lifesaving Case for Cats in Your Neighborhood – Laura Nirenberg, Peter Wolf

Thinking Outside the Kennel: High–Impact Adoption Programs – John Barrett, Aimee Gilbreath

Vet to Vet: Real–World Solutions to Save More Pets – Dr. Amie Burling

Vet to Vet: Real–World Solutions to Save More Pets – Dr. Staci Cannon

Vet to Vet: Real–World Solutions to Save More Pets – Dr. Cynda Crawford

Vet to Vet: Real–World Solutions to Save More Pets – Dr. Julie Levy

Vet to Vet: Real–World Solutions to Save More Pets – Dr. Katherine Polak

VIP Volunteer Dog Trainers: Teaching them to teach the dog – Aimee Sadler

Why Data Management Is Important for Rescue Groups – Karin Beauclair, Tyler West

Worth 1,000 Words: The Power of Visuals to Market Your Animals – Frank Wisneski

Worth 1,000 Words: The Power of Visuals to Market Your Animals – Allie Yoder


Sunday

Calm, Cool and Collected Cats: Reduce Stress to Increase Adoptions – Jacqueline Munera

Notes for Calm, Cool and Collected Cats: Reduce Stress to Increase Adoptions – Jacqueline Munera

Cat Behavior Associates: Pam’s Reintroduction Technique – Pam Johnson–Bennett

Dog Speak: Learn to Speak Their Language to Get the Results You Want – Lisa Waggoner, Sherry Woodard

Playing for Life! A Shelter Dog Training Program featuring Play Groups – Aimee Sadler

Shy Dogs: Easing Them Out of Their Shells – Cherie Mascis

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