2014 Best Friends National Conference Presentations and Handouts

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

Austin, Texas 2014 Best Friends National Conference Playbook

Baltimore, Maryland 2014 Best Friends National Conference Playbook

Jacksonville, Florida 2014 Best Friends National Conference Playbook

Kansas City, Missouri 2014 Best Friends National Conference Playbook

NKLA 2014 Best Friends National Conference Playbook

NKUT 2014 Best Friends National Conference Playbook

Portland, Oregon 2014 Best Friends National Conference Playbook

Rockwall County, Texas 2014 Best Friends National Conference Playbook


Thursday

Great Intake Intervention Strategies: Let Downtown Dogs Show You How – Lori Weise

Get Active: Engage Politically, Advocate for Change, Save Lives – Laura Nirenberg

Get Active: Engage Politically, Advocate for Change, Save Lives – Ledy VanKavage

More Adoptable and Adaptable: How Volunteers and Trainers Work as a Team to Place and Keep Pets in Their Forever Homes – Sarah Clusman

How to Win Funds and Influence People: Key Principles for Fundraising Success – Judi Urquhart

Measuring Your Social Media Campaign: Making Networking and Data Count – Melissa Miller

Worth the Climb: Steps for Gaining Successful 501c3 Status – Virginia Kilmer

Non-surgical Sterilization: Facts to Consider – Dr. Amy Fischer, Dr. Bob Weedon

Be the Change: The Power of Each and Every Volunteer – Patty Hegwood

City Slickers: Working with Municipalities to Go No-Kill – Heather Allen

City Slickers: Working with Municipalities to Go No-Kill – Scott Giacoppo

Cat Trek, the Next Generation: Partnering with Rescue Groups to Help Community Cats – Shelly Kotter

Maximize Lifesaving Results: Positive Interactions and Adoption Success Through Savvy Customer Service – Diane Blankenburg

Maximize Lifesaving Results: Positive Interactions and Adoption Success Through Savvy Customer Service – Dr. Jill Mosteller

Conquering the Blank Page: Creative Writing to Build Relationships, Tell Your Stories and Raise More Funds – Elizabeth Doyle

Websites that Win Hearts, for Good: Upgrading and Polishing Your Site for More Impact – Eve Simon

Building and Engaging Strong, United Boards – Sandy Rees

Reducing Health Risks for Fostered and Rescued Pets – Dr. Michael Dix

Starting a Robust Volunteer Program from Scratch – Mia Gyzander, Lori Weise


Friday

Getting to No-Kill: Different Communities, Different Models Los Angeles, California – Brenda Barnette

Getting to No-Kill: Different Communities, Different Models Los Angeles, California – Aimee Gilbreath

Getting to No-Kill: Different Communities, Different Models Los Angeles, California – Marc Peralta

Getting to No-Kill: Different Communities, Different Models Kansas City, Missouri – Brent Toellner

Getting to No-Kill: Different Communities, Different Models Portland, Oregon – Kristi Brooks, Sharon Harmon, Mike Oswald

Getting to No-Kill: Different Communities, Different Models Baltimore, Maryland – Jennifer Brause

Getting to No-Kill: Different Communities, Different Models State of Utah – Arlyn Bradshaw

Getting to No-Kill: Different Communities, Different Models Rockwall County, Texas – Michael Kitkoski

Getting to No-Kill: Different Communities, Different Models Austin, Texas – Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Getting to No-Kill: Different Communities, Different Models Austin, Texas – Abigail Smith

Getting to No-Kill: Different Communities, Different Models Jacksonville, Florida – Rick DuCharme, Nikki Harris

Assessing the Lifesaving Potential in Your Community – Bonney Brown

Protecting City Pets: Help for Nonprofits that Run Municipal Shelters – Sue Cosby

Getting Started: Basic Strategies for High-Volume Adoptions – Marc Peralta

From Lukewarm to Lightning Hot: How to Create and Keep Long-Term Donors – Sandy Rees

Marketing Clip and Snip: How to Get Pets Inside Your Spay/Neuter Clinic’s Doors – Cathy Rosenthal

Budget Builders: How to Manage Your Funds – Virginia Kilmer

The Real Scoop: Understanding Litter Box Problems in Cats – Pam Johnson-Bennett

Fostering the Best: The Ins and Outs of Starting a Volunteer Foster Program – Ann Lindholm

Move and Groove: How to Achieve High-Volume Adoptions – Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Move and Groove: How to Achieve High-Volume Adoptions – Abigail Smith

Reaching the Far Side: Bringing Spay/Neuter to Underserved Communities – Ashley Mutch, Christie Rogero

Making the Most of Multiple-Group Adoption Events – Candi Crawford, Rick DuCharme

Creative Crowdfunding: Many Sources, One Powerful Stream – Brian Meece

Getting the Perfect Shot: How Great Grooming and Photography Save Pets’ Lives – Jorge Bendersky

Build Your Brand Now: Hot Ideas for Creating Compassionate Brands – Julie Castle

Help for Wallflowers: Working with Dogs to Enhance Their Social Skills – Cherie Mascis, Michelle Weaver

Foster Faster: Growing Your Volunteer Foster Program – Faith Wright


Saturday

To the Rescue: Saving Newborn Kittens – Kristi Brooks

To the Rescue: Saving Newborn Kittens – Destiny Haney

Blazing New Trails: How Local Government Policies Can Support the No-Kill Vision – Scott Giacoppo

Blazing New Trails: How Local Government Policies Can Support the No-Kill Vision – José Ocaño

America’s Dog: Spotlight on Pit Bull Terrier Adoptability – Jean Keating

How Does Your Garden Grow: Funder Relationships and Grants – Judi Urquhart

Choosing the Best Digital PR Practices for Your Organization – Peter Shankman

The Power of Strategic Planning: Tips for Successful Nonprofit Growth – Al Blixt

Can Do Attitude: Making Your Medical Services Work on a Shoestring Budget – Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Strategic Ways to Engage Your Staff and Board in Volunteer Success to Fulfill Your Mission – Beth Steinhorn

Saving Parvo Puppies: What You Can Do – Dr. Ellen Jefferson

The Best Things in Life Are Free: Fee-Waived Cat Adoption Programs – Dr. Emily Weiss

Fundraising 201: How to Save Even More Lives – Craig DePole

Team Players: Strategies for Conflict Resolution – Al Blixt

Good Dog! Solutions to Common Canine Behavior Challenges – Sherry Woodard

Raising the Roof: How Community Volunteers Can Increase Revenue & Visibility as Fundraisers – Beth Steinhorn


Sunday

Accentuate the Positive: Reasoned, Respectful Responses to Community Cats Naysayers – Vincent Medley

Accentuate the Positive: Reasoned, Respectful Responses to Community Cats Naysayers – Peter Wolf

Taking No-Kill to the Streets: Effective Community Messaging – Temma Martin

Dogs Playing for Life: Developing Good Social Skills in Shelter Dogs – Aimee Sadler

Getting Your Digital Act Together: The Beauty of Data-Driven Fundraising – Barbara Camick

Show Your Stuff: How to Market Your Adoptables on the Web – Phiphi Gavalas, Claudia Perrone

Hearts Larger than Hands: Creating Balance in Your Life to Save More Animals – Dr. Linda Harper, Faith Maloney

Happy Together: Methods to Increase Bonding and Reduce Feline Stress in Shelters – Dr. Frank McMillan

How to Increase and Engage Your Team of Active Volunteers – Patty Hegwood

Bull’s Eye: Effective Targeting for Spay/Neuter Programs – Aimee Gilbreath

Strength in Unity: Creating Alliances and Coalitions to Increase Your Organization’s Effectiveness – Arlyn Bradshaw

Strength in Unity: Creating Alliances and Coalitions to Increase Your Organization’s Effectiveness – Barbara Brown

The Brave New World of Brand Awareness: How Foster-Based Rescue Groups Can Increase Adoptions – Jodi Monaco

Beyond Facebook: Using Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram to Expand Your Media Reach – Marcie Grube

Forward Motion: How Human, Organizational and Technological Change Can Create Positive Growth – Kathy Davis

Offense vs. Defense: Understanding Offensive and Defensive Canine Behavior – Aimee Sadler

Growth Capacity: Creating and Engaging Volunteer Leadership Teams – Pat Guerrero, Julie Honse

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