Think Wild

Bend, OR   |  www.thinkwildco.org

Mission

Inspiring the High Desert community to care for and protect native wildlife through education, conservation and rescue/rehabilitation.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Sally Compton

Main address

62410 Erickson Rd

Bend, OR 97701 USA

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Formerly known as

HIGH DESERT WILDLIFE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION

EIN

46-2360867

NTEE code info

(Wildlife Sanctuary/Refuge) (D34)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Wildlife Hospital

A Wildlife Hospital to treat and rehabilitate native wildlife - providing care for patients who have been injured or orphaned so they can be released back into the wild.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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​Think Wild seeks to reduce the incidents of human/wildlife conflict between humans and wildlife through prevention education. When conflicts do occur, Think Wild provides veterinary treatment and care at its Erickson Road hospital currently underway, and designed to minimize treatment and recovery stress.

The following are the high level goals in support of our strategic plan:
1. Develop Fundraising initiatives and programs (including both donors and grantors) with
annual targets
2. Complete Founder’s Circle - $325K matching - by end of 2020.
3. Transition Board to fundraising, build Advisory Board, implement board assessment and
Board policies
4. Continue to execute on the Communications/Outreach program for building “Think WIld”
ethos in CO community.
5. Organize, plan and continue to develop the Think Wild website to provide improvements
to animal care and welfare and to create educational opportunities for the public
6. Establish a volunteer corp of 20 regular “go to” volunteers in Fundraising, events,
education, hotline and wildlife support
7. To have two core (year round) K-12 Educational Service partners and developing core
relationships 5 other schools.
8. Develop, and maintain an Animal Care policy with input from credentialed experts in the
animal care and wildlife field.
9. Build strong partnerships with complementary organizations (ex. OSU-cascades, CO
Landwatch, ONDA, City of Bend)
10. Develop service lines for revenue sources (ex. Conservation services)

Think Wild has a dedicated board, two full-time staff members, passionated and skilled volunteers and an engaged and involved community of stakeholders.

Think Wild currently provides:
• Wildlife Hospital- rescue and rehabilitation of injured/orphaned wildlife
• Wildlife Hotline and Transport- (in collaboration with licensed rehabilitators)
• Think Wild Education- programming for local schools and organizations
• Community Outreach- awareness and resources on ways to reduce wildlife conflict
• Conservation Services- supporting beaver on our Oregon High Desert landscape

Build wildlife hospital and established wildlife hotline.

Financials

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Operations

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Think Wild

Board of directors
as of 1/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Jaime Thurk

Reese Mercer

Jennifer Lair

James MacAfee

Caroline Read

Kody Osborne

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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No