BIG CYPRESS GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE INC

Forever Dogs For Forever Homes

aka BCGSR   |   Naples, FL   |  www.saveagermanshepherd.org

Mission

“The Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue is dedicated to the rescue of homeless, abandoned, unwanted, abused, and neglected German Shepherd dogs and puppies by rehabilitating the German Shepherd physically, emotionally, and nutritionally. They then become loving and loyal companions."

Ruling year info

2016

Founder president

Michelle Delaney

Main address

385 45th Ave NE

Naples, FL 34120 USA

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EIN

47-5409943

NTEE code info

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

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

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue

We rescue homeless, abandoned, neglected German Shepherds and rehabilitate them physically,emotionally, and nutritionally.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

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?

    General Public, Adopters, Fosters, Volunteer, Sponsors, Donors, Shelters, Business Partners and Advocates We continue to reach out to those listed above to be sure that we are being transparent and informative in the most effective ways possible through email, text groups , events and social media. We are always

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Using a group messaging app we grouped our volunteers by their interests ie volunteering fostering and board members so that our information is created and sent out immediately for better communication. This has helped us to quickly notify these groups of incoming rescues and or needs which has helped efficiency and timing.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    Asking for feedback has made our organization stronger and made it much easier to find and eradicate problems and weaknesses in a timely manner.

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

    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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

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BIG CYPRESS GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE INC

Board of directors
as of 04/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michelle Delaney

Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue

Term: 2017 - 2022


Board co-chair

Janis Mlekoday

Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue

Term: 2017 - 2022

Brad Deluca

Founder

Lilly Childs

Secretary

Michelle Taylor

Treasurer

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? 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

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Equity strategies

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  • 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.