The Business of Saving Lives is just one of many free training seminars that Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) puts on each and every year. In fact, this animal rescue is known for the amazing results that surface due to their programs. Attendees of the workshops claim to place more pets in lifelong homes than ever before and are able to generate added funds to carry on their own specific programs. By doing so, they are able to expand their reach further into their own communities!
Since word regarding the workshops continues to spread, people from all over the world are hearing the good news and attending. This includes people from all over the United States, and shelter workers from as far away as China, Argentina, Ethiopia, India, Ireland, Kenya, and Romania. These animal activists all began their “pilgrimage” to The Center in order to take part in the free training that they continuously offer.
Since these training workshops are gaining in popularity and success, Michael Arms, President and CEO of HWAC, decided this past April to broaden the reach of The Business of Saving Lives one step further. Blue Buffalo has been a very integral partner of Helen Woodward’s – and continues to be in this newest venture as well. Blue Buffalo and HWAC are working in conjunction with one another, inviting animal welfare organizations to apply for a free, on-site, The Business of Saving Lives One-Day Workshop experience. The Seattle Animal Shelter in Washington is the first lucky recipient!
In order to be considered, the animal organizations are required to be from a 501 (c)(3) or government-recognized non-profit organization. They would have to have been in existence for at least five years and had access to facilities (or chosen sites) that are able to hold at least 50 participants. The organizations that applied were also required to submit a thorough description as to why they needed the conference. They had to outline their challenges, specific needs for inspiration or business techniques, and, of course, their commitment and ability to implement the information that HWAC would provide.
The Center was overwhelmed by the outpouring of need. Nearly 40 organizations from Florida to New York to Puerto Rico applied for the training in only five weeks’ time. The Seattle Animal Shelter was selected as first on the list. Not only did they submit an excellent application but also they are able to bring together the largest number of groups from their area to benefit from the training, as well. The shelter has generously invited other animal welfare professionals from around the local communities to attend and network thus spreading the wealth that HWAC has to offer.
The Seattle-based Business of Changing Lives One-Day Workshop will take place at the Seattle Center Pavilion on August 12th between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. It will be free of charge, informative and inspirational. Mike Arms will target adapting policies to meet the changing needs of the animals and the community. Additionally, the one-day session will include Center Management experts who will provide information on tangible and confirmed fundraising methods used to build donor bases and expand fundraising strategies; creative, out-of-the-box public relations techniques used to gain media attention with little-to-no-cost; the best social media practices that are used to engage an online audience through excellent online customer service, helpful to-do’s and creative content. There will even be a special catered lunch sponsored by Blue Buffalo, to ensure that participants incur no costs on behalf of Helen Woodward Animal Center.
“We are delighted to introduce our team to these hardworking organizations,” stated Arms. “The only way we can really change the world of animal welfare is to work together. It’s an honor to meet with like-minded people who want to make a better world for these beautiful pets.
The Business of Saving Lives offers brand new techniques to look at animal welfare, marketing, social media, fundraising, humane education, and more. The workshop intends to explore how the concepts can breathe life into adoption programs that are outdated and killing millions of domestic animals annually. To become an agent of change for animal welfare, please attend the Seattle-based The Business of Saving Lives One-Day Workshop experience on Wednesday, August 12th between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Seattle Center Pavilion. SPACE IS LIMITED – Please R.S.V.P. to Don Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for a FREE The Business of Saving Lives workshop in your own town or for more information, visit www.animalcenter.org or call 858-756-4117 x 350.