New Online Courses at StayExempt.Org
StayExempt.org, the web-based version of the popular Exempt Organization workshops, has added new mini-courses on the redesigned IRS Form 990 to the online materials already available.
The site now has the original five virtual workshop sessions, five mini-courses that cover topics important to tax-exempt organizations, and five mini-courses discussing aspects of the redesigned annual return (Form 990) for exempt organizations.
Users can complete the modules in any order and repeat them as many times as they like. StayExempt.org does not require registration and visitors will remain anonymous.
IRS Exempt Organizations created and maintains StayExempt.org.
PetSmart Charities Feline Forum
September 24-26, 2009 (Chicago, IL)
PetSmart Charities announces a comprehensive national conference that will focus soley on cats and how to care and advocate for them! With more than 30 workshops, the feline forum will cover topics such as: facilitating more, and better cat adoptions, managing effective feral cat programs, reducing disease transmission in shelter settings, operating a feline-focused spay/neuter program, understanding cat behavior in the shelter and in the home, increasing the lost cat RTO ratio, examining new perspectives on how to elevate the value of cats in society and MORE! Visit www.petsmartcharities.org/felineforum for more information.
No Kill Conference
May 2-3, 2009 (Washington, DC)
The No Kill Advocacy Center is teaming up with the Animal Law program at George Washington University Law School to bring together the nation’s most successful shelter directors and the nation’s top animal lawyers. They will help you create a No Kill community and teach you how to use the legal system to save the lives of animals.
Learn from animal control/shelter directors who are now saving over 90% of all animals using the building blocks to No Kill success—programs and services that have had results in both urban and rural communities—to increase adoptions, reduce length of stay, increase redemption rates, rehabilitate animals, and much, much more.
Learn from animal law experts who have challenged our legal system to help animals: Whether it’s drafting model laws, fighting breed specific legislation, eliminating the gas chamber, filing impact legislation, or protecting condemned dogs, learn how to use the legal system to save the lives of animals.
Learn from activists fighting entrenched and regressive shelters in their own community as they show you how to launch successful campaigns for reform.
For more information, including speakers, workshops and registration, visit: www.nokillconference.org
Animal Center Educational Services (ACES) Workshops
Offered free, every other month
Put your best paw forward. Learn how to run your shelter as a business and step into the future! Make plans now to join Helen Woodward Animal Center President Mike Arms and the HWAC management team for an exciting and informative 3-day ACES workshop in beautiful Rancho Santa Fe, California. Animal welfare professionals from across the United States as well as Argentina, Canada, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Ireland, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Romania, and Singapore have traveled to the 12 acre campus of Helen Woodward Animal Center to learn about the facilities of the future. Topics include Fundraining and Development, Adoption and Medical Procedures, Pet Encounter Therapy, Educational Programs, Special Events Planning, Public Relations, Staff and Volunteer Recruitment, Accounting and much more! To make a reservation, please contact Jill Gruner at 858-756-4117 ext 302 or by email. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org