• All
  • Acquisition, Disposition and Research
  • Adoptions & Fostering
  • Animal Housing
  • Education, Public Access, and Advocacy
  • Governance & Finance
  • Handling and Well-Being
  • Human Resources
  • Safety
  • Veterinary Care

Ethical Tourism: The Sanctuary Perspective

True sanctuaries offer opportunities in which animal welfare is the top priority and animals are not exploited through “pay to play” or other activities.


Beyond Selfies: The IUCN Best Practice Guidelines for Responsible Images of Non-Human Primates

Our GFAS standards speak against the use of photos or videos that may suggest that wild animals are appropriate “pets”, and these Guidelines offer valuable information on how we can be responsible messengers for primates and other wildlife.


Sanctuaries and the Media: Building Relationships and Sharing Your Story

The media can be a valuable partner in sharing sanctuaries’ work and helping them to gain new supporters. In this webinar, we discuss how to cultivate relationships with the media, tips on how to “pitch” a story, and guidelines for your staff when engaging with the media.


Engaging Your Volunteers as Fundraisers and Ambassadors

Your organization has supporters and social media followers, but how can you take them to the next level? In this webinar, we’ll review some approaches to peer-to-peer fundraising and developing volunteer ambassador programs to help spread your message and build support. And you’ll hear from one volunteer ambassador about her experiences!


Fundraising for Sanctuaries


Protecting Endangered Species: The Vital Role of Sanctuaries

Each day, many sanctuaries are working not only to care for the animals in their facilities, but also to protect endangered species in the wild. To mark this year’s Endangered Species Day, we invite you to join us for the webinar “Protecting Endangered Species: the Vital Role of Sanctuaries.” Our presenters from three GFAS Accredited sanctuaries will share information about their efforts to protect species including pangolins, Grauer’s gorillas, and sun parakeets:


Forming a Successful Funding Relationship

Sanctuaries and rescue centers involved in the care and conservation of wildlife are always in need of funding to continue their work, but that need alone does not make a funding request successful. What makes an organization stand out among the many applications that foundations receive? In this hour long webinar we hear from several foundations that fund programs doing work globally. The discussion includes key considerations when making contact with a funder and submitting a proposal, the most common…


Building Operating Reserves for Long Term Sustainability

The GFAS standards address financial stability, and recommend that sanctuaries establish anoperating reserve. But how do you define, promote and build operating reserves at your organization? This webinar addresses: *Making the case for having an operating reserve *Factors for determining an appropriate amount *Strategies for funding a reserve *Guidelines for developing policies/procedures for managing a reserve and more!


A Fresh Look at Fencing: A System for Making Equine Fencing Decisions

How to assess if equines are safely contained for equine rescue and sanctuary organizations, and decision-making regarding the installation of new, or the maintenance of current fencing.

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