Animal related

Pony 4 Precious

everyone wants a pony

aka Pony 4 Precious

Prescott, AZ

Mission

Our mission is to educate children on miniature ponies and horses through free online education training programs, to support horse rescue origination, homeless teens and offer scholarships each year.

Notes from the Nonprofit

We are working with Google and they are offering us free AdWords to get the word out We made some great contacts with companies to support us. West USA Realty of Prescott was our largest donation in 2019

Ruling Year

2016

Chairman & CEO

MIke D Eastwood

Secretary

George Kiley

Main Address

4675 W Trevor Trail

Prescott, AZ 86305 USA

Keywords

Free Education and Scholarships

EIN

81-3647400

 Number

0114752068

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Social Media

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

We need to raise money to have someone manage the website, this is an ongoing issue with the changes that go on daily. We do not have paid staff to work with us or volunteers to help grow our cause. We have on my website looking for volunteers and the board has contacted companies to help us. This is a challenge for us with a small volunteer staff.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Educational Learning

Pony 4 Precious Scholarship

Horse rescue

Pony 4 Precious

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of children who have the ability to understand and comprehend communication

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Educational Learning

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

2019 we had over 1.2 million views on the website & over 420 student sent in email for scholarships. Awarded Central AZ College scholarship money. Google awarded us Ad Grant with $10,000 a month

Number of entrance scholarships and awards and exit scholarships

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Pony 4 Precious Scholarship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This scholarships program was developed in October 2016. In 2019 school year 450 applied but most did not fill out the application, we awarded Shannon Haupert for 2019

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The three main golas are

Free Online Education
Horse Rescue Charities
Scholarships to be awarded

Our goal and mission is to everyday to try to educate children on miniature ponies and the horses. Our website will offer videos, information, pictures, training, games, and kid friendly educational pieces that cater to all different types of kids throughout the world! This website will explain the equine life style and as someone who used to work in the city, as well as have access to online activities that will not only be fun for them but also be educational.

We also contribute and work with horse rescues programs where we support their process and develop training programs for the children to be educated on. These horse rescue save horses from the slaughter houses and will provide them as second chance at life by rehabilitating and finding a good home for them, such as we found Winston! We know all kids love miniature ponies as 'everyone wants a pony' but where can they go to learn when living in a city? With the potential of cartoons, toy companies, and YouTube videos, Winston can become a household name!

Our goals for Pony4Precious include grant yearly equine scholarships to provide to those who are looking to further their education after high school. We will work with schools on programs and help fund educational program that children can be passionate about. Your current state of residence shouldn't prevent you from being able to learn the important lessons that animals can teach us. We will offer three programs as the charity grows with Education, Horse Rescue Charities and Scholarships

What are your strategies for making this happen?

The first is to launch the web site in October 2016. Then we will start with some press releases. The board will make contact with local TV stations and Mike Eastwood is working with volunteers to call on corporations for sponsorships.

Once the web site is launched the SEO marketing well start to get the web site out in the market. We have contacted some athletes to see if they will do some post for us on their social media. From the San Jose Sharks, KC Royals and SF Giants.

With volunteers we will just take one day at a time and focus on what we can do each day that will allow us to increase the name and web site.

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

Mike Eastwood is averaging 60 hours a week working with the web site developers and volunteers. The board of directors are working on the back end making corporate contacts and help developing educational programs for the web site.

Once the web site is launched, the press releases will go out daily to major press release sources. The volunteers have been working with different local business to see if they will work with the retail products we are developing.

We have other volunteers working o the licensing of the logo and trade name. We have trade names for Pony 4 Precious and Everyone wants a pony with an incredible logo.

This is the easy one on how much we can bring in a year to allow us to work on the web site development, award scholarships and donate money to Horse Rescue Charities.

The way we succeed is the funds we can bring in to accomplish are yearly mission.

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?
We have 70% of the web site complete today as the launch will be in October 2016. This will be the first launch as every month we will be adding more and more education to the site.

We have not accomplished all the videos we wanted before we launched. This takes time and they need to be right the first time.

We have started to contact some corporate companies but this is where in the next year we need to focus on and get them passionate about what we want to do. We do have all the forms developed, flyers, literature etc. The private sector has not been focused on yet as this will come with the web site launch.

We have a tee shirt company developing different styles and colors to sell and market on the web site and retail business.

We have a few volunteers helping but this is something we also need to increase monthly.

The goal is to get the schools to help with social media. We developed a contest for this.

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

Source: Self-reported by organization

the feedback loop
check_box We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: sms text surveys, electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person).
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, to inform the development of new programs/projects, to identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: it is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, we don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, it is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection.
What significant change resulted from feedback
We now are going to also focus on homeless teens. This is a big problem and we want to help to make a difference. What we have found is a lot of them do not even have a meal at school and just a new pair of socks to keep warm. This year we are donating in Prescott AZ with a fundraiser with West USA Realty of Prescott.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/04/2020

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Male
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Male
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Disability

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 01/06/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

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We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
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We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Policies and processes

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We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
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We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.