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  • 1.  HASS Foster Job-Alike Meetings: Agenda, Recordings and Discussion

    Posted 01-31-2022 12:52 PM

    Hi,

    Foster Job-Alike meetings are for people interested in pet foster care. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you have have a foster-related job!  You can register for the meetings here.  Once you finish registration, a screen will pop up that will allow you to save the meeting invite to your calendar. 

    This thread will be your destination for all updates and discussions related to the Foster Job-Alike meetings. Before each meeting, we'll update this post with the agenda and speaker(s). After each meeting, this thread will be updated within 48 hours with the video recording, presentation slides and any resources that were shared during the call.

    We also hope that you will use this thread to continue the conversation with other job-alike members. If you think of something after the meeting that you'd like to share with the group or an idea for a future topic, share it with us here!

    Click the "Follow" button at the top right of the thread to be notified of new comments, recordings and to continue collaborating outside of our monthly meetings.


    Here are the topics we'll be discussing at our next few meetings:


    April 4th, 12:30-1:30pm ET

    Session Topic:  HASS Tier 1 shelters that increased foster placements exponentially in 2021

    Speakers:

    Amanda Graus, Foster Coordinator, Cincinnati Animal CARE

    Kay Martin and Leanne Rinne, Foster Coordinators, Oakland Animal Services

    May 2, 12:30-1:30pm ET

    Session Topic: Feline Behavior Foster! In this meeting, we'll hear about behavior foster for cats at Operation Kindness and Erie Humane Society's Shadow Cats program

    Speakers:

    Caitlin Daly, President/CEO and Melanie Rushforth, Vice President of Veterinary Services, Erie Humane Society- Shadow Cats program; Stephani Coe, Sr. Operations Manager for Operation Kindness- feline behavior foster

     


    #FosterPrograms

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    Kelly Duer
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 2.  RE: HASS Foster Job-Alike Meetings: Agenda, Recordings and Discussion

    Posted 03-19-2022 08:28 AM
    Finding Foster for Pets Who are Harder to Place
    Recordings from this meeting are below!



    Full meeting recording

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    Kelly Duer
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 3.  RE: HASS Foster Job-Alike Meetings: Agenda, Recordings and Discussion

    Posted 03-30-2022 08:22 AM
    This Monday, 4/4, join HASS's Foster Job-Alike group while we hear from 2 shelters that increased foster placements exponentially in 2021!

    12:30-1:30pm ET

    Speakers:

    Amanda Graus, Foster Coordinator, Cincinnati Animal CARE

    Kay Martin and Leanne Rinne, Foster Coordinators, Oakland Animal Service

    Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoc-CvqjMuEtHyo31d1A7l87RB_v-Hz_tZ



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    Kelly Duer
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 4.  RE: HASS Foster Job-Alike Meetings: Agenda, Recordings and Discussion

    Posted 04-05-2022 09:37 AM


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    Kelly Duer
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 5.  RE: HASS Foster Job-Alike Meetings: Agenda, Recordings and Discussion

    Posted 06-06-2022 07:27 AM
    Today at 12:30pm ET, HASS's Foster Job-Alike group will hear from Lindsay Layendecker, Director of Community Programs and Lauren Jackowiec, Director of Operations at Jacksonville Humane Society about the innovative way they're using their Shelter Staycations program to keep length of stay low.



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    Kelly Duer
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 6.  RE: HASS Foster Job-Alike Meetings: Agenda, Recordings and Discussion

    Posted 06-08-2022 12:30 PM
    Here are links to our last 2 meeting recordings (sadly, video playbacks are disabled, so I can't embed them):

    Feline behavior foster: https://youtube.com/watch?v=kymPn9fI6O4&feature=share

    Shelter Staycations, program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K0vEjs7Rt4




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    Kelly Duer
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 7.  RE: HASS Foster Job-Alike Meetings: Agenda, Recordings and Discussion

    Posted 07-11-2022 05:32 PM

    Upcoming Foster Job-Alike Meetings
    12:30pm-1:30pm ET
    Register at
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoc-CvqjMuEtHyo31d1A7l87RB_v-Hz_tZ


    08/01/2022

    Session Topic: Customer journey maps are used to map the relationship between a customer and an organization over time and across all channels on which they interact. Design teams use customer journey maps to see how customer experiences meet customers' expectations and find areas where they need to improve designs. In this meeting, you'll learn how you can do the same with foster processes.

    Speakers: Mika Munch, Service Designer at Twilio; former Maddie's Customer Experience Consultant at Austin Pets Alive! and Technology Consultant at Lifeline Animal Project

     

    09/12/2022

    Session Topic: The results and implications of a recent study, Increasing Engagement in Kitten Fostering Programs: Lessons Learned From High Kitten Intake Zip Codes in Los Angeles County

    Speakers (all of ASPCA): 

    • Dr. Shelby McDonald, Director of Research (she/they)
    • Greg Miller, Director of Research (he/him)
    • Debra Olmedo, Foster & Community Outreach Manager (she/her)
    Link to study: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fvets.2022.897687/full 

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    Kelly Duer
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 8.  RE: HASS Foster Job-Alike Meetings: Agenda, Recordings and Discussion

    Posted 08-03-2022 02:34 PM
    Here's a link to the recording of this week's meeting on Journey Mapping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApEVzsVAd6A

    The handouts are attached!


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    Kelly Duer
    Maddie's Fund
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    journeymap_template.pdf   749 KB 1 version
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    adoptions_journeymap.pdf   150 KB 1 version
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    Personas_Template.pdf   349 KB 1 version


  • 9.  RE: HASS Foster Job-Alike Meetings: Agenda, Recordings and Discussion

    Posted 29 days ago

    Upcoming Foster Job-Alike Meetings, 12:30-1:30pm ET

    You can register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoc-CvqjMuEtHyo31d1A7l87RB_v-Hz_tZ

    09/12/2022

    Session Topic: Increasing Engagement in Kitten Fostering Programs: Lessons Learned From High Kitten Intake Zip Codes in Los Angeles County; The researchers will tell us all about the study and the takeaways for your foster programs!

    Speakers (all ASPCA): 

    • Dr. Shelby McDonald, Director of Research (she/they)
    • Greg Miller, Director of Research (he/him)
    • Debra Olmedo, Foster & Community Outreach Manager (she/her)

    Link to study they'll be discussing: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fvets.2022.897687/full  

     

    10/03/2022

    Session Topics: Library Cat Foster Program and Flight Paths for Shelter Dogs
    In this meeting, we'll hear about Rusk Pets Alive!'s foster partnership with their local library and Austin Pets Alive!'s Flight Paths program. 

    Flight Paths is a volunteer program designed to give the APA! animals most in need of assistance their best and most immediate chance at securing a foster or adoptive home by creating teams (Flight Crews) around each of those animals to: ensure they develop the life skills they need to be successful in homes; create and distribute marketing and promotional materials; develop intimate knowledge of their histories, behavior and/or medical challenges; prevent psychological and physical decline by protecting their health, safety and emotional well being; and, field inquiries from potential fosters and adopters.

    Speakers: Lana Lesley, Intake to Placement Coordinator, Austin Pets Alive!; Lisa Waugh, CoFounder, Rusk County Pets Alive!

     

    11/07/2022

    Session Topic: With an increase in dog fostering of 73% this year, there's a lot we can learn from Memphis Animal Services. At this meeting they'll be talking about how their foster, volunteer and communications staff work together to inspire their community to foster, how pets are marketed from foster homes and how they make the program a priority at their organization.

    Speakers: Katie Curtis, Foster Manager, Katie Pemberton, Marketing & Communications Supervisor, Ana Candia, Volunteer Recruitment, all of Memphis Animal Services

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    Kelly Duer
    Senior Outreach Specialist
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 10.  RE: HASS Foster Job-Alike Meetings: Agenda, Recordings and Discussion

    Posted 12 days ago
    You can find the recording of our 9/12 meeting, Increasing Engagement in Kitten Fostering Programs: Lessons Learned From High Kitten Intake Zip Codes in Los Angeles County, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7N6GvSOA88

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    Kelly Duer
    Senior Outreach Specialist
    Maddie's Fund
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