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GREY2K USA Worldwide

Protecting Greyhounds Worldwide

aka GREY2K USA   |   Arlington, MA   |  www.grey2kusa.org

Mission

GREY2K USA Worldwide is the largest greyhound protection organization in the world. As a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, we work to pass stronger greyhound protection laws and to end the cruelty of dog racing on both national and international levels. We also promote the rescue and adoption of greyhounds across the globe. In 2018, along with our sister organization the GREY2K USA Education Fund, granted over $100,000 to greyhound rescue efforts.

Notes from the nonprofit

At GREY2K USA Worldwide, we are successfully challenging commercial dog racing wherever it exists. The leaders of this industry are are millionaires in their own right and have both resources and political influence on their side. Yet, through a careful and considered approach and wise use of resources, we are winning the fight to end dog racing in the United States and preventing its expansion to other countries. Every dollar donated and every volunteer hour given, contributes to this effort to restore greyhounds to their rightful place in our homes and in our hearts.

Ruling year info

2001

President and General Counsel

Ms. Christine Dorchak

Executive Director

Mr. Carey Theil

Main address

P.O. Box F

Arlington, MA 02476 USA

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EIN

04-3554776

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The work of GREY2K USA Worldwide will be realized when all greyhound receive the second chance they deserve and commercial dog racing ends everywhere. In 2018, we led the fight to pass a constitutional amendment in Florida to phase out dog racing and close twelve tracks. Since the passage of Amendment 13, the last track in Arkansas has elected to follow suit rather than face a similar challenge. There will now remain five tracks in four US states.

Our programs

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

Lobbying to end dog racing

GREY2K USA Worldwide works in the political process worldwide to pass laws to protect greyhounds, prohibit racing and promote the adoption of ex-racers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We offer an international adoption referral service through our website at www.grey2kusa.org/adopt and also provide materials and financial support to independent rescue groups around the world. In 2018, along with our sister organization the GREY2K USA Education Fund, granted over $100,000 to greyhound rescue efforts.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Platinum 2018

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Top Rated Non-Profit 2018

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Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts

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Totals By Year
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Lobbying to end dog racing

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have an 91% program rate. More at http://g2kww.org/1qZQKy9

Number of new advocates recruited

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Lobbying to end dog racing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our Facebook and Twitter followers exploded to 700,000 in 2018 and we expect to continue growing our reach and educating more people about the cruelty of dog racing. Join us!

Number of new organizations signing on as collaborators

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Related Program

Lobbying to end dog racing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2018, we lobbied to end dog racing in China, ushering in the closure of the infamous Canidrome. We succeeded in passing a ballot question to end racing in its biggest US state of Florida.

Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing

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Lobbying to end dog racing

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We provide timely and accurate information about the humane and economic aspects of dog racing to both national and local newspapers, blogs, radio and TV stations. Examples at http://bit.ly/2t5ONVY

Number of states where dog racing is illegal.

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Lobbying to end dog racing

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since 2001, lawmakers in ten states have supported our bills to end dog racing. This cruel activity is now illegal in 41 states and the US Territory of Guam. More info at http://g2kww.org/2EAJ7FU

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Lobbying to end dog racing

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Thanks to the success of our campaign to close China's only legal dog track, the Candrome, we were able to release 532 lucky greyhounds for adoption. Read more at https://g2kww.org/2F6NZol

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

It is our goal to end the cruelty of dog racing worldwide and provide a safe landing for the gentle dogs now treated as "racing machines" in this cruel industry. We have now opened up campaigns across the globe and will keep working to close all the remaining US tracks as well. Now that our campaign to make dog racing illegal in its biggest (and oldest) state has succeeded, will will turn to the remaining American dog racing states and focus even more energy on new campaigns in Ireland and Australia. At the same time, we are committed to supporting the adoption of ex-racers as tracks close. Along with our sister organization, the GREY2K USA Education Fund, we granted over $100,000 to rescue efforts in 2018

GREY2K USA Worldwide is unique in that it works on the legislative process to end dog racing. More than just education, we are going to the root of the problem and working to prohibit this cruel activity. Our president, Christine Dorchak, is an attorney and our executive director, Carey Theil, is an experienced political strategist. Together, they are succeeding as no one has before to end the cruelty of commercial greyhound racing.

GREY2K USA Worldwide consists of a team of experts in the areas of pari-mutuel wagering, politics and the law. We are using all of our skills to help give greyhounds the second chance they have been waiting for.

Dozens of tracks in the United States have ended live racing, and countries such as South Africa, Jamaica and the Philippines have rejected the introduction of this cruel activity. Following our eight-year campaign in Macua, China's only legal dog track was forced to close down operations on July 21, 2018.

We have succeeded in ending live racing at dozens of tracks in the United States, but there are still four more to go. The greyhound racing industry is also active in Australia, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, the UK, and Vietnam We intend to keep working until all greyhounds, everywhere, receive the second chance they deserve.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GREY2K USA Worldwide

Board of directors
as of 10/22/2019
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Board chair

Ms. Christine Dorchak

Christine Dorchak

Sherry Mangold

Animal Protection of New Mexico

Eric Jackson

Greyhound Companions of New Mexico

Fred Barton

Jeroen Van Kernebeek

Tom Grey

Stop Predatory Gambing

Albano Martins

ANIMA Macau

Jay Kirkus

Kelly Driscoll

Charmaine Settle

Greyhound Rescue International Network

Darren Rigg

Greyhound Adoption Center of California

Kelly Driscoll

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Keywords

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