Hi! Amy Mills from Seattle Area Feline Rescue in Shoreline, WA
Hoping this will include tips for dog fosters as well!
The tips will definitely translate a lot of the time, Carrie!
Von - yes, they will be!
The slides and recording of this webinar will be posted and registrants will be alerted when those are available, so don’t worry if you miss any info!
Tip: Try to keep forms limited to only the critical info you need, you can capture more in a conversation with applicants. Get them in the door easily, then learn more
Amberly - here is our application: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=655241595dd04173b99927dbf9c6cfcf
TIP: Include the online orientation sign-up as part of the foster application.
Cant hear the new presenter
Carly sounds good to me now, others?
Sandy De Lisle
Yes, she sounds good
Better now, yes, although still slightly quiet.
Yup; better for me
Note that questions in chat that aren’t addressed will be surfaced by Olivia or me during QA
Stephanie - you can add questions for closed Facebook Groups before accepting the members. It might be helpful to have a questions about whether they have fostered or are *interested* in fostering. If they are interested, it may be worth adding them as a prospect for the future
Um, how cute are the names Yanny and Laurel for a pair of kittens?!
Thanks Von, noted!
Stephanie - feel free to email me after the webinar if you have further questions. Olivia.Melikhov@aspca.org :)
Do we get a copy of the presentation pdf after?
There will be a recording and slides for download following the webinar - you’ll be alerted when they’re ready
Von - the swipe up feature is for accounts with 10K+ followers are you say. If you have under 10K, we recommend including the URL in your Instagram bio and telling people to visit the link in bio to sign up to foster
What’s the dif between a boosted post and a paid ad? A boost still costs money.
Darlene - they are both paid ads. Boosted posted are easier to set up but have less targeting and analytics options
Erin - check out https://www.facebook.com/blueprint
I see. Thanks.
Erin - I'll see if there's another link about video and photo posts. Feel free to email me too if you have questions and I'm happy to help: Olivia.Melikhov@aspca.org
Please address any questions to all panelists AND attendees, it’s helpful to everyone who may have the same questions. Thank you! Great questions
wow this was super fast. my head is spinning
Will you make this webinar available for later viewing?
Once someone fills out a registration form, how long before they get kittens?
Lindsay - I have had more luck with very targeted pitches
We take cats and dogs to media outlets every week.
The presentation will be recorded and available to everyone here and beyond.
our insurance covers volunteers with the animals out and about
I’ve been wanting to sign up for Instagram, but not sure how. Also, what does a hashtag do or is used for ?
with going live, is it best to have captions? I find people don't turn up volume and hear what you say.
The presentation slides and recording will be emailed to the group once it’s posted following the webinar. Stay tuned!
when do you recommend asking more detailed questions about home life, time at home, etc?
How do you do online orientations?
I had a slight situation I had to deal with, what was going on June 8th?
Do you use an additional, follow-up foster form after the first, short, one?
More on the National Kitten Foster Campaign: aspcapro.org/kittenfoster
All of our pets are adults- is it ok to use #meowfornow for non-kittens?
Yes! The hashtag will keep all your stories collected and identify you as part of the Meow For Now campaign
You’re so welcome Patricia!
Hi Celeste — we like to use #adoptdontshop #catsofinstagram #catsofig #kitten on general cat content — those are always popular options
Who is already registered for the MeowForNow Campaign?
I am signed up
we are in!
baltimore county animal services is
We are too!
we are not a shelter- more of surrender prevention- can we join?
Please email me if you have additional questions! I don't think we covered off on every single one: Olivia.Melikhov@aspca.org
Thanks for joining!
Thanks for attending! Look for the recorded materials soon
Yes, powerpoint and all resources will be provided after!
Thank you for an information webinar. Much appreciated.