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Lisa was a guest on DOG TALK® and discussed senior dogs and The Grey Muzzle Organization’s grant program designed specifically to help them. This Gracie® Award winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadca …


The Pet Buzz
March 27, 2017

Listen to Lisa’s interview on The Pet Buzz, an animal-related lifestyle radio program airing in NY, FL and a number of other states. She talks about senior dogs and the ways in which The Grey Muzzle Organization is helping to give them second chances o …


The Washington Post
March 26, 2017

Lisa is thrilled that her work with The Grey Muzzle Organization on behalf of senior dogs was featured in a story in the Washington Post: “More people are adopting old dogs — really old dogs.” The story was picked up by msn.com and syndicated in newspa …


Watch the VALOR Video
March 27, 2015

We are just wrapping up evaluation of Safe Humane Chicago’s second round of VALOR (Veterans Advancing the Lives of Rescues). Learn more about the impact this program is having on veterans and shelter dogs. https://vimeo.com/122536053

Category: Grant Writing

Guest blogger Elisa Kosarin of Twenty Hats shares her insight on successful strategies for interviewing prospective volunteers. When you interview volunteers, trusting your gut leads to mixed results True or False? Our gut feelings about a volunteer ar …

Category: Education | Training

At Making Good Work we recognize that changing the world often doesn’t pay well, at least not financially. That’s why we created Pay It Forward. Every quarter we select an organization for which we provide a service at no cost. So what’s the catch, you …


Got Outcomes?
July 30, 2014

Let’s face it. A lot of people are afraid of program evaluation. There are countless explanations we use to rationalize not evaluating our programs. How often have you heard (or said): “I’m not an evaluator.” “Evaluation is expensive. We don’t have tho …


As Yogi Berra said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else.” So what does that have to do with your program? Look at it this way. If you were planning a road trip, what’s the first question you would need to answer? You …


Lisa was recently asked to serve as one of three co-chairs of the newly-formed National Coalition on Violence Against Animals (NCOVAA). On January 22, she attended the first meeting of the coalition, which was organized by the National Sheriffs’ Associ …

Category: Policy

Every day I am approached by nonprofits asking how they can get a grant to fund the great work they’re doing. Some have successful grant-writing records, and others are new to the foundation world. No matter the level of experience, the first thing I t …

Category: Grant Writing



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