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CAPITAL AREA HUMANE SOCIETY

New Home, New Hope

Lansing, MI   |  www.AdoptLansing.org

Mission

To promote the humane treatment of companion animals through protection, placement, education, and example.

Ruling year info

1946

President/CEO

Mrs. Julia Willson

Main address

7095 West Grand River Ave

Lansing, MI 48906 USA

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Formerly known as

Ingham County Humane Society

EIN

38-1601542

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

Our mission is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through protection, placement, education, and example.

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?

Adoption

Over 4,000 animals per year are matched with qualified adopters and placed in forever homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Over 6,500 public pets are spayed or neutered at our off-site, low-cost Spay & Neuter Clinic.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Tales to Tails, Youth Camps, CHAT

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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.

Number of animals rehomed

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

Adults

Related Program

Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to renovations, the shelter was closed for 1 month. We were also unable to use our dog area (50 kennels) for several months. This greatly impacted our total number of adoptions for 2022.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Our current strategic goals are to enhance our facilities, prevent cruelty to animals, and provide resources for our community to support pet ownership.

The Capital Area Humane Society operates under a 3-5 year strategic plan that outlines the goals, objectives, and action steps necessary to accomplish our goals.

The Capital Area Humane Society is staffed with trained professionals and governed by a board of directors. Additionally, we operate under a balanced annual budget, which includes funding for the above programming.

Presently, we are looking ahead to phase two of a capital campaign to renovate and expand our shelter. With these improvements, we will be expanding our anti-cruelty services, and remodeling our dog and nursery areas.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, 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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CAPITAL AREA HUMANE SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 07/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jennifer Marsh

First National Bank of Michigan

Term: 2021 -


Board co-chair

Michael Beebe

David Vanderklok

Michael Beebe

Lisette Poletes

Pamela Amato

Pam Harden

Clayton Stiffler

Christine Metts

Breina Pugh

LBWL

Amanda Jurcisin

Kathy Helzner

Jo-Ellyn Tucker

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 ? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2022

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, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/20/2023

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.