Hawk Creek Wildlife Center Inc

Inspiring stewardship through wildlife

East Aurora, NY   |  https://hawkcreek.org

Mission

Inspiring stewardship through wildlife

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Loretta Jones

Main address

PO Box 662

East Aurora, NY 14052 USA

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EIN

16-1395421

NTEE code info

Wildlife Sanctuary/Refuge (D34)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

TALK ON THE WILD SIDE


Not able to decide on one of our programs? Then this may be what you’re looking for! Are you most curious about birds of prey? Picture having a visit from a hawk, falcon, owl, and vulture so you not only hear about but see and appreciate the differences between the species! Are you more interested in what you may find locally? Ask about having a skunk, opossum, owl, and porcupine. The possibilities are endless and can be customized to suit your needs by simply checking out our resident animals and contacting our facility to see if they’re available for programs. (3rd grd. to adult. No slideshow)

5-6 Various Animals, 45-60 Minutes

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Young adults
Children and youth

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We primarily serve the community of WNY through school programs and onsite events. Through the New York State Fair and our online presence we also educate people throughout the state, country, and worldwide. We aim to serve people of all backgrounds, races, economic status, and ages.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email, Social Media,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We implemented new programs and ideas due to pandemic restrictions that were meant to be temporary but were met with such positive feedback those programs have continued even after restrictions were lifted.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    One group of people that we serve is our own volunteers. By asking for feedback and gathering information on the value that they find in tasks, we are able to strengthen our relationship and foster relationships with dedicated volunteers for years.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    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, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Hawk Creek Wildlife Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 09/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Martin Adelman

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/12/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

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Disability

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