When there is a change in your organization's leadership from resignation, dismissal or retirement, this can present a challenge for your organization to maintain effective and efficient operation of the day-to-day tasks. This can be particularly challenging if your organization was already experiencing issues with operations. Placing an unqualified staff person, board member or even volunteer, in the role of "temporary director" can do more harm than good. Hastily hiring a new director without vetting them first can lead to further operational and financial instability.
Our interim leadership services provides your animal shelter with instant access to a qualified, yet hands-on’ executive, with a proven track record in animal shelter management.
Animal shelters typically hire interim leadership for three to six months to help their organization get through major change, help implement a critical strategy or simply to plug a critical management gap until a permanent executive can be found.
Whatever the reason, an interim executive offers these benefits:
When your organization needs a "bridge" to take you from previous leadership to future leadership, Animal Shelter Services offers the expertise, experience and skills to:
If the operations or management of your organization needs professional, industry expertise, let Animal Shelter Services help you. Please contact Animal Shelter Services today at 623.975.1234
The design, development and implementation of appropriate policies, procedures and practices are essential to the success of your shelter's day-to-day operations and are essential to establishing a good work environment and reputation in the community. Animal Shelter Services can develop policies and procedures that transform your organizational performance, and consult with you on innovative approaches for converting management practices to enhance performance.
If your animal shelter, city, or county, is considering transitioning to a "no kill" status, and you are not quite sure how to get there from here, then Animal Shelter Services can provide guidance and consultation to help you implement programs, services and practices that gradually leads you to "no kill". Our service begins with an on-site review of current practices and is followed by consultation services that are offered in 3-,6-, 9-, or 12-month periods. We'll develop strategies to help you discover the best ways for you to:
increase your live release rate/outcomes,
promote spay-neuter services,
develop T-N-R programs,
implement counseling services to prevent pet surrender,
increase your marketing and social media presence
and much more!
Animal Shelter Services is considered a leader in the development and implementation of a myriad of shelter programs and services. Our team is comprised of professionals who have had highly successful careers in the animal welfare industry, and who have demonstrated the ability to analyze, develop, implement and maintain successful shelter programs and services. As your partner, we will work closely with you and your team to evaluate and/or help you design and implement programs and services customized for your organization.
The animal sheltering industry can be one of the most challenging industry's to navigate with so many different philosophies and models from "no kill" to "limited admission" to "open admission". Getting people together from various organizations can often time be an exercise in futility that leads to heated exchanges. The best and most productive way to get people together is through the use of an impartial facilitator.
Animal Shelter Services can facilitate meetings in order to unlock the ability and potential of your collaboration while making meeting's both productive and creative. We'll work with all interested parties to understand key issues then develop ground rules; create an engaging and interactive agenda with objectives; develop meeting materials; keep discussions on topics (not people) ensuring the meeting is civil and not personal; and making sure agenda items are completed and objectives met.
If you are a non-profit animal welfare organization, the organization's financial and operational health is directly attributed to the governing body of the organization - the board of directors. Developing a strong board, who understand their legal and ethical duties and responsibilities, is one of the most critical things a non-profit board can do for itself. Animal Shelter Services will work closely with your organization’s board to review your board composition, structure, and operations then examine your board documents including board: policies and procedures, handbook/manual, giving policy, confidentiality, non-disclosure policy, job descriptions and much more. We’ll provide a dynamic and engaging on-site training, rich with content, to help your board understand its legal and ethical duties while guiding and mentoring your board to establish systems, policies and procedures that will ultimately strengthen the board, its efficacy and reputation within the community. Our board development provides a results-oriented process that will set your organization on the right course for the next several years.
BONUS: Each board member will receive a copy of Tim Crum's 104-page book,
Let Animal Shelter Services lead the development, training and motivation of your board while improving board policies and procedures.
We also offer a board audit (i.e. evaluation) which is a comprehensive review of your board policies, procedures and practices. This 360' review is one of the bet ways to maximize the efficacy of your board.
Could your executive director or leader benefit by being coached?
Is your organization moving into a new facility and you want leadership to manage using best practices?
If you answered "Yes" to either question then your organization could benefit from a coach.
Coaching is short-term (usually 30-90 days) action-oriented tasks such as learning how to manage more effectively, developing strategic and big picture thinking, understanding and implementing best practices and learning how to better communicate with others.
With executive and managerial experience operating animal shelters and animal care and control departments, Animal Shelter Services can coach your executive to lead with success.
If your animal shelter is challenged by operational issues or is under scrutiny by the general public, staff, board, committee, volunteers or the media then an animal shelter evaluation is in order to help you identify the exact issues then address them in a systematic and strategic manner. A thorough and objective review of your operations, staff, facility, finances, key leadership and resources may be the most important thing you can do for the health and future of your organization.
Our objective, impartial and independent third-party professional shelter evaluation will review the efficiency and effectiveness of your overall operation. In fact, we offer the most comprehensive shelter evaluation in the entire animal welfare industry. Here are just a few of the reasons why our shelter evaluation is the best in the industry:
A shelter evaluation will not only improve your operations, but can:
For more information about our shelter evaluation service, please visit our informational website.