Retrieve A Golden of the Midwest

Rescuing and Rehoming Golden Retrievers Since 1985

aka RAGOM   |   Minnetonka, MN   |  http://www.ragom.org

Mission

RAGOM rescues, fosters, and finds forever homes for Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes in need.

Ruling year info

1997

Board Chair

Laura Buck

Main address

5800 Baker Road Suite 120

Minnetonka, MN 55345 USA

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Formerly known as

Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota

EIN

41-1856124

NTEE code info

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We serve Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes in need.

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?

Rescue and Adoption

Rescue and re-home Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes in need

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 rehomed

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes in the Upper Midwest. When possible, we also rescue dogs internationally and those from commercial breeding.

We open our doors to any Golden Retriever or Golden mix in the Upper Midwest (with the exception of those with serious behavior issues that could put our foster volunteers or adopters at risk). Dogs stay in loving foster homes where they receive the care they need, and when they are ready, they are placed for adoption.

We have approximately 300 volunteers who make our work possible. Volunteers do everything from dog intake, transporting, fostering, screening adoption applications, special events, marketing, and more.

RAGOM has rescued and re-homed over 9,000 dogs in need. Our mission it to rescue every Golden Retriever and Golden mix in the Upper Midwest who is in need of a second chance. We also extend our reach to dogs from commercial breeding facilities and dogs in other countries who are greatly in need.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), 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 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We changed procedures to improve the experience of those applying to adopt dogs based on feedback from those who applied to adopt dogs.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting 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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Retrieve A Golden of the Midwest

Board of directors
as of 5/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Laura Buck

Jane Nygaard

No affiliation

Laura Buck

Mark Crellin

Jennifer Deweese

Marti Jones

Sheila Rawski

Missy Stanisz

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/25/2020,

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
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/25/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

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.