Day 3 - June 10, 2021

11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Exhibit Hall Open

11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Opening Remarks & Panel Discussion: Are You Ready for The Answers to Those Questions?

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Overview

The Association's CEO, Jim Tedford, will kick off Day 3 of the conference from 11:30 - 12:00 noon ET.

Panel Discussion: Are You Ready for The Answers to Those Questions? 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

Panelists:  Ashley Anderson-Mutch, HSUS; Shafonda Davis, CAWA, APS of Durham

Facilitators: Johnny Jenkins, PetSmart Charities, and Amanda Arrington, HSUS

Let’s agree that animal welfare has a problem: a lack of diversity. Now that we agree on that point, let’s start asking those questions that make folks uncomfortable. Change and transformation will only be possible if we confront our bias in an honest and direct way. What’s it really like to be a minority working in animal welfare? How should we address this topic with our BIPOC colleagues? What things are said behind closed doors in hushed tones? We’re busting through our comfort zone to hear the truth from panelists who are determined to share their lived experiences so that others can learn. Join us for what promises to be an engaging and dynamic conversation among colleagues who aren’t holding back. 

This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1 NACA CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Speaker(s)

​Ashley Anderson-Mutch, Senior Program Manager of Policy and Enforcement Reform, Pets for Life, The Humane Society of the United States

Shafonda Davis, CAWA, Executive Director, Animal Protection Society of Durham

Amanda Arrington, Senior Director Of Pets For Life, The Humane Society Of The United States

Johnny L. Jenkins Jr., President, The JyOba! Project

1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall Open

2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Fundraising Track: Donor Retention: The Ultimate Safety Net While You Figure Out the Future

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Overview

The proliferation of digital channels, increased competition, changing demographics—almost everything in the fundraising environment is changing, accelerated by the pandemic. Donor retention is the one safety net that will assure your organization’s staying power regardless of the nature and speed of change. Learn about easy retention wins like the role of donor attitude, investment strategies, the essential needs for donor feedback and first-rate donor service. Based on case histories and research, you’ll find ample food for thought and practical action on how to best prepare for an uncertain future.

This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1 CFRE CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Speaker(s)

Roger Craver, Editor-in-Chief, The Agitator

2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Field Services Track: ALE/ACO Safety in Turbulent Times

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Throughout a turbulent 2020, into 2021 Animal Control Officers are impacted by increased tension and risk amid a racial reckoning, the Coronavirus, budget cuts, and widespread backlash against law enforcement.  ACO’s are contending with a new aspect of physical threats, increased health risks, and uncertainty. Officers, supervisors, and leadership: learn how to tackle this new landscape by focusing on tactics to increase officer safety and boost resiliency.  

This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1 NACA CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Speaker(s)

​Janee’ Boswell, Branch Director, Code 3 Associates Animal Control Officer Coalition

2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Shelter Medicine Track: AlignCare: Improving Access to Veterinary Care

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Millions of families have limited access to veterinary care, mainly due to insufficient funds. Lack of needed veterinary care negatively impacts the whole family—both human and pet—and may lead to relinquishment to shelters. Learn how AlignCare improves access to veterinary care for families in need by aligning community resources to address families’ financial and emotional needs, enabling veterinary service providers to help underserved pets, and controlling costs to address the impact of low socioeconomic status. Discover how an AlignCare program can work in your community.


This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 

This live session only is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE. After you attend the live session IN FULL (at least 50 minutes), you will receive a link to submit your RACE-required credentials. The recording is NOT approved for RACE CEs so be sure to attend live!

Speaker(s)

​Dr. Michael Blackwell, Director, Program for Pet Health Equity, UT College of Social Work

T’ Fisher, Director of Operations, Program for Pet Health Equity, UT College of Social Work

2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Admin Track: Navigating Disasters for Nonprofits: From Financial Triage to Scenario Planning

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In these unprecedented times, nonprofit organizations are experiencing a variety of challenges, including shifting staffing structures, changes in service delivery models, and potential losses across multiple revenue streams. Challenges such as these can put the financial health and resilience of nonprofits at risk as they navigate rapid change while staying mission focused. This session will address how to understand your organization’s financial position, questions to consider when developing alternate scenarios, and financial planning strategies to employ in times of uncertainty.

This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1 CFRE CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Speaker(s)

Andrea Mills, CPA, MBA, CGMA, CCSA, Partner, BDO FMA

3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Unmuted Sessions

  • The Veterinary Shortage
  • CAWA Curious?
  • LGBTQ Conversation & Safe Space - Sponsored by Maddie's Fund

Learn more about the Unmuted Sessions.

4:05pm - 5:00pm EDT
Happy Hour

Musical Performance by Greg Horne

Greg Horne has written songs and played guitar, fiddle and several other string instruments for over 25 years. His songs show a passion for roots sounds from old time to honky tonk and rock. Maintaining dual careers as front man for the Greg Horne Band and teacher, he has written over a dozen instructional books published internationally by Alfred Music. In recent years he released an electric band album, “Working on Engines,” taught songwriting workshops in Montana and toured with Nashville Americana band Wild Ponies.