There have been many signs of progress in our society’s treatment of animals in recent years. The NIH announced it would be ending almost all research with chimpanzees. Ringling decided this past year to end its circus after years of protests. … Read more
Societal change is complex; an intricate web of economic, cultural and other factors influence individual behaviors and institutional practices. Our instincts, our common sense, and our self-assured rationalizations, however well-meaning, are an overvalued tool to cut through this complexity and discover the approaches most likely to bring about the changes we seek. … Read more
We are always looking for the most effective ways to connect with our audience, and having the right online tools to communicate our message is essential. There are many resources out there for managing social media, mailing lists, and websites that are offered at low to no-cost for nonprofits. … Read more
This post outlines some tips for writing a competitive research grant proposal. The content is tailored primarily for those preparing proposals for the Animal Advocacy Research Fund, but should generalize in some ways to other granting competitions as well.
Choosing an Important Question
The first and most critical step to writing a grant proposal is choosing an important, … Read more
We had the privilege of speaking with Paul Shapiro, Vice President of Policy for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). In his role at HSUS, Paul has overseen numerous successful introductions of state laws and corporate policies implementing farmed animal welfare reforms. … Read more