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Need Suggestions for Donation Vehicles that Do Not Require Bank Accounts

I need suggestions for city, county and parish shelters to be able to accept donations online that do NOT require bank account information to be linked to the account.

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Facebook Secret: Only 3% – 7% of your Facebook Fans are seeing your Fan Page Posts!

Engagement is “Likes”, “Comments” and “Shares”. If your number of likes, comments and shares are consistently low, EdgeRank will determine that your fans are not interested in your page posts and your post will no longer appear on your fan’s Facebook wall. A person “Liking” your page is no guarantee that they will see all […]

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Back from BlogPaws

I’m writing this on my way back home from Denver, CO where I spent the weekend in the company of hundreds of other pet-related bloggers at a conference called Blogpaws. I’ve got a lot of new ideas. New things to write about, new ways to bring you more content that is valuable to our industry […]

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Facebook Launches New “Places” Feature; Boon for Local Businesses But Scary for Privacy?

Facebook today launched a new dimension to their already mammoth presence on the web. This will have huge implications for your privacy on Facebook, but also presents new opportunities for your organization. First: DON’T PANIC. I’ll walk you through this! It’s called “Places” and they call it a “product.” It will automatically be available to […]

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How to Recruit Volunteers Using Social Media

No matter where you are, or how small your town is, volunteers are out there, and they do want to help your organization. The question is, are YOU ready to accept volunteers? Are you ready to get to know some new people and let them into your organization, to trust them with your animals and […]

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C.A.R.A. Shelter Receives Recognition (and RESULTS) for Social Media Efforts

I wanted to give a big shout out and congratulations to my friends at CARA (Community Animal Rescue and Adoption) in Jackson, MS. This video posted on YouTube gives a great overview of their shelter and what they do, but also details how they’ve been able to build up their efforts through social media. CARA […]

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Howdy From Texas…Unites For Animals!

I am writing from Austin, Texas, at the Texas Unites for Animals conference. This is unlike any conference I have ever been to before, for a couple of reasons, and both of these reasons really impress me (excuse me while I take off my social media hat and put on my 100% animal welfare hat […]

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Interested in Influence? Read Robert Cialdini

Since all of you animal welfare people have so much spare time (chuckle, chuckle, snort, snort), I wanted to recommend a book if you are interested in learning more about the psychology of influence. You might think this is all about sales, but we in the nonprofit world would do well to take a page […]

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Welcome, Friends from Pensacola and Jackson!

I net so many great people in Pensacola, FL and Jackson, MS this weekend for the Adoption Options workshops! People in the south truly are like nobody else in the USA. We enjoyed both cities and meeting people in animal rescue. People in both cities requested information on how to post a Paypal donation […]

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