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Humane Network

Shelter Success Simplified

aka Options Veterinary Care   |   RENO, NV   |  https://www.humanenetwork.org/

Mission

Humane Network is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 with the goal of helping cats and dogs in need. Our programs include affordable, customized consulting support for animal shelters and rescues to help them become more effective and successful. Options Veterinary Care is our nonprofit clinic located in Reno, Nevada, which provides affordable and free vet care to pets who would otherwise go without it. Our Alive and Thriving program provides training for shelter staff to help ensure the behavioral and emotional wellbeing of dogs and cats. Our Shelter Success Simplified Podcast and University of the Pacific Shelter Management Certificate programs help support and train leaders in animal welfare.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO

Diane Ethe Blankenburg

President

Bonney Brown

Main address

7250 PEMBROKE DRIVE

RENO, NV 89502 USA

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EIN

27-0487147

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Large numbers of healthy or treatable dogs and cats are still being euthanized in shelters and communities across the country. We help organizations and concerned citizens find ways to responsibly and sustainably reduce these numbers.

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?

Animal Lifesaving Consulting

We provide consulting services to animal welfare organizations across the United States at free or low-cost rates. Our services are based on our Shelter Success Simplified model and are customized for each client to aid them in achieving their lifesaving goals and financial stability.

Population(s) Served

Options Veterinary Care is a non-profit clinic in Reno, Nevada that provides affordable, quality veterinary care to those who could not otherwise afford it and ultimately helps keep pets in homes.

Population(s) Served

Alive & Thriving is a specially designed training program for shelter and clinic staff. It aims to improve the welfare of the dogs and cats living in animal shelters and receiving care in nonprofit clinics by providing valuable training for the wonderful people who care for them.

Population(s) Served

This award-winning online certificate program provides practical information and valuable networking for current sheltering professionals, those looking to advance their career, or move into the field of animal sheltering. The program’s five courses include leadership, shelter operations, community program development, animal health/clinic operations, and marketing/development.

Population(s) Served

This podcast – specifically designed for sheltering and animal welfare professionals, as well as those eager to learn more about the field – provides tips and information to simplify your complex work and help you be more successful with less stress. It is hosted by Humane Network President Bonney Brown and Senior Consultant Mark Robison.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adults
Adults
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Humane Network Consulting: Number of animal welfare clients/communities provided consulting services.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 (slow down in latter part of 2020 and all of 2021 due to COVID pandemic)

Options Veterinary Care: Number of animals provided veterinary services.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Retired people, Unemployed people, Veterans

Related Program

Options Veterinary Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2022 - included in 2021 number 2021 - (total since opened so included 2022) 2020 - (clinic officially opened in December 2021)

Alive & Thriving: Number of animal behavior events/resources provided.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Multiracial people

Related Program

Alive and Thriving

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2022 - 48 (first full year, consultations, webinars, certificate program, videos, eBook guide) 2021 - 4 (consultant out on extended medical leave) 2020 - 2 (program launched near end of 2020)

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit consulting organization with a team of passionate, proven animal welfare experts that can provide effective advice and services to help your organization achieve success with greater ease and simplicity. We provide affordable, customized support services so your organization can achieve lifesaving goals and financial stability.

We provide a variety of services to enable organization’s lifesaving goals through consultation, training, and hands-on implementation. Our services are personalized and include these areas: fundraising, strategic planning, executive recruitment, staff & volunteer training, coaching, project management, research, and veterinary care.

We have a team of experts that have decades of hands-on experience and cover all aspects of animal welfare, from animal behavior and fundraising to operations and strategic planning. We have done consultations, training, assessments, and executive recruitment for organizations across the country – including large open-admission shelters, spay/neuter clinics, rescue groups, and both nonprofit and governmental agencies. (Check out our team bios on our website to see the scope of our experience.)

We have helped animal welfare organizations and communities all over the country be more efficient and effective in reaching and sustaining their lifesaving goals. (Check out our testimonials and client list on our website to see specifics on our accomplishments.)

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?

    Animal welfare leadership and staff Underserved public needing veterinary services

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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?

    Opened an affordable veterinary clinic

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

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

    They appreciate being heard and value the services we provide that better meet their needs.

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Humane Network

Board of directors
as of 11/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bonney Brown

Humane Network

Term: 2007 - 2022

Diane Blankenburg

Humane Network

Karyen Chu

FDIC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 3/29/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
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
Female
Sexual orientation
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/29/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • 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
  • 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.