FRIENDS FOR ANIMALS OF METRO DETROIT

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aka Dearborn Animal Shelter   |   Dearborn, MI   |  www.metrodetroitanimals.org

Mission

Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit is dedicated to the rescue, protection, and adoption of animals in the community while inspiring human-animal bond. Our vision is a community free of homeless and neglected pets.

Ruling year info

2000

President and CEO

Ms. Kim Cross

Main address

2661 Greenfield Rd

Dearborn, MI 48120 USA

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Formerly known as

Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter

EIN

38-3171570

NTEE code info

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

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lack of funding is the biggest issue for us.

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 Welfare, Rescue, and Adoption

Our vision is a community free of homeless and neglected animals. Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit is dedicated to the rescue, protection, and adoption of companion animals in need while inspiring the human-animal bond.

We meet our mission by:
* Saving 100% of healthy and treatable animals
* Providing high-quality animal care and adoption services
* Delivering innovative outreach programs and activities that promote education
* Promoting animal welfare legislation
* Embracing environmental responsibility with earth-friendly practices and facilities

Population(s) Served
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.

Number of animals rescued

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

Animal Welfare, Rescue, and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animal adoptions

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

Animal Welfare, Rescue, and Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Meeting our budget.

To make up for loss revenue we are trying to do virtual events and promote more online giving.

We have engaged a marketing firm to help us with messaging and branding.

We have received some special grants.

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?

    The people we serve are those who have pets or are considering adopting a cat or dog. We also serve people who have lost their pet or have to surrender their pet. We provide free pet food to people who are facing economic challenges.

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

    Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 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 recently heard from potential adopters that they wanted evening or Sunday hours, and we have changed our policy to allow for adoptions outside of "normal" business hours.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

    I don't think anything has changed, as our organization has always been client-centric.

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

    We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, 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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FRIENDS FOR ANIMALS OF METRO DETROIT

Board of directors
as of 08/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

MaryAnn Wright

Laurie Buhr

Frederick Johns

David Kocab

Jackie Lovejoy

Richard Truett

Alex Cattelan

Steve Pitsillos

Julie Walker

Rande Wright

Judith Belknap

Al Kammerer

James Street

Allison Fishwick

Beverly Jones

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 8/7/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/07/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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.
  • 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.