Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 18 at 3:00 PM EST


Description:  This webinar tackles one of the more misunderstood and confusing subjects in the nonprofit animal sheltering world - board governance.  In plain language, and backed by decades of work with nonprofit animal shelter boards across the country, Tim reveals the very reasons why nonprofit boards are struggling with their roles and responsibilities - and how nonprofit boards can make simple systematic and structural changes to maximize the efficacy of its board.

An essential resource for both new and experienced board members, as well as executive directors, Tim Crum's book - An Animal Shelter's Guide to Board Governance provides real-world guidance to help board members understand the importance of their position relative to the mission and future of a nonprofit animal sheltering organization.  The book also provides a variety of samples to kick start board efforts that will elevate board governance to a whole new level. 

​All registrants will receive a copy of An Animal Shelter's Guide to Board Governance (retails for $49.99)

Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 4th at 3:00 PM EST


Description: Do you want to raise more money for your animal shelter through fundraising letters and mail appeals? Wondering how you can double the amount of money you raise from your letters and appeals? Or do you want to start using direct mail to increase contribution revenue for your organization? If you answered "yes,” then join us for this webinar.

Presented by Tim Crum, CEO

Animal Shelter Fundraising

Humane College, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational and professional development opportunities to individuals who work or volunteer in animal sheltering.  

Our Monthly Webinar Series:

  • Features guest speakers presenting a current topic in the animal sheltering industry
  • Last between 30- 60-minutes
  • Offered on the first Wednesday of every month at 3 PM EDT / 2 PM CDT / 1 PM MDT / 12 PM PDT

Humane College announces each webinar only once month in advance.

Monthly Webinar Series

Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 11 at 1:00 PM EST


Description: Everyone dreams of building a new facility with up-to-date holding and boarding areas but budgets, politics, zoning problems and other issues typically conspire to keep that goal a dream instead of reality. A more realistic - and quicker - solution is to renovate your existing boarding and holding areas rather than build new ones.
     This session will focus on how to improve the existing kennel and cattery areas of current veterinary facilities.  A lot can be done for considerably less than the cost of new construction to brighten up existing holding and boarding or improve disease control, and therefore create a more enjoyable environment for staff and animals. Even just renovating a portion of a facility can make a huge difference.
     Renovation is different from new construction and there are special issues to consider. Often building materials have degraded, the layout and flow needs to be re-designed, and HVAC, plumbing, flooring, and lighting systems need to be upgraded. Getting these and other problems addressed correctly will be critical to the success.
     Topic points will include different ways to refurbish kennels and catteries to make them more attractive and less prone to disease outbreaks; common problems encountered with rehabbing animal facilities and ways to address them; types of equipment that can be transferred and redeployed at a new facility down the road, incorporating new sound abatement technologies, etc. We will also briefly discuss the challenges and solutions to hiring contractors for this type of work.

Presented by Greg Taylor, CEO

​Mason Company

dedicated to providing educational and professional development opportunities to individuals who work or volunteer in animal sheltering