Shelter Management

Managing a shelter requires that you be a quick-change artist with many hats: volunteer coordinator, fundraiser, marketer, board liaison and HR manager. Whatever hat you've donned, the information here can help you wear it with confidence. Read more about hiring & firing, volunteer management, find forms & samples for staff needs, and boosting your fundraising.

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6 Ways to Create a Great Environment for Your Volunteers

Tuesday, August 23 2016

Thank you for being a friend…That sort of effusive appreciation isn’t just for the Golden Girls.

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What If People Are Doing the Best They Can?

Wednesday, August 17 2016

What can you do the next time you encounter a difficult situation with someone coming through your doors? While empathy is something that can be taught, compassion is a little trickier. Guest Blogger B.J. Rogers offers a place to start that has a genuinely transformative power.

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Hit 'Em With Your Best Shot: Taking Great Photos of Shelter Animals, Part 2

Friday, August 12 2016

Flash? Light?  Here’s how to get them both (and more!) right.


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Most Popular Tools & Tips

Tips Top Three Tips for Volunteer Success

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

Tips Year-End Fundraising Strategies

These tips can help you entice year-end givers and pave a smoother financial road next year.

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 Welcome! We’re So Glad You’re Here

These simple tips can make your shelter a more welcoming place – and that’s good for everyone!