Laura Donahue

Laura Donahue

Director of Mission Advancement

Laura brings two decades of experience in non-profit management, social action and community development to APA!. In her role as Director Mission of Advancement, Laura oversees individual giving strategies at APA! and a development team of three. She also serves as a strategic advisor on policy and advocacy. Laura came to APA! after most recently serving as the Executive Director of the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN), and prior served in state policy strategy at Pew Charitable Trusts and the Humane Society of the United States. She has spent the last decade working in the animal protection movement in development, policy, ballot initiatives and election reform, and is the founder of two animal political action committees, Humane Dominion PAC and THLN PAC.

Saturday Feb 29th, 2020

Statewide Advocacy

Clock Icon2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Map Icon Capitol D, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Learn from expert advocates as they share their success stories for state-wide efforts to transform to No Kill. Learn how these state-wide commitments were made, what they are presently working towards and how you might lead your state in similar efforts, too.

Sunday Mar 1st, 2020

Leading Through Relationships: Friends Who Can Effect Change

Clock Icon2:25 pm - 3:05 pm
Map Icon Capitol F-H, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Strong relationships are key in creating No Kill public policy. Learn how to put No Kill on your community's public policy agenda. This is one of the most critical things you can do.


Activism Roundtables

Clock Icon5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Map Icon Capitol E, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with some of the nation’s most successful No Kill shelter leaders. Don’t miss the opportunity to interface, ask specific questions and talk with your animal welfare heroes!


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