RED WOLF COALITION INC

Columbia, NC   |  www.redwolves.com

Mission

The Red Wolf Coalition advocates for the long-term survival of red wolf populations by teaching about red wolves and by fostering public involvement in red wolf conservation.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Kim Wheeler

Main address

P.O. Box 96

Columbia, NC 27925 USA

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EIN

56-2047428

NTEE code info

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

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Programs and results

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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?

Red Wolf Education Programs

70 education programs were presented at the Red Wolf Education facility in Columbia, NC. The participants included school groups, photography clubs, civic organizations and tourists. 738 visitors were welcomed at the Red Wolf Education & Health Care Facility.

Population(s) Served
Adults

RWC Mini-Grants are awarded to SSP (Species Survival Plan) Programs for various projects. Any SSP facility can apply for a mini-grant on an open-submission calendar.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Red Wolf Coalition staff present education seminars at various national and regional meetings upon request.

The RWC Facebook page is updated daily. The page (1) teaches followers about red wolves (2) posts news articles, usually with an introductory commentary (3) recommends resources, books and scientific papers (4) informs followers about ways in which they can participate in advocacy and activism on behalf of the red wolf. We have almost 33,000 page likes. Our response rate to comments is usually 100 percent.

The Red Wolf Coalition maintains an active Google Plus Community (called Southeast Red Wolves) which is updated daily and currently has about 300 members.

The "Southeast: Red Wolves" Pinterest account is also updated daily and is followed by over 550 pinners.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A Red Wolf Discovery Box opens the doors to learning about how red wolves live in the wild. The Discovery Box is full of useful items, including artifacts, books, a video, a howling CD, and Far Traveler (the red wolf curriculum for kids of all ages). Students can experience first-hand the warm, protective pelt of a wild canid, skulls that show the powerful jaws and teeth, a radiotracking collar (including information about how the various tracking collars, including VHF and GPS, work) and footprint casts. Books serve as resource materials and challenge students to learn more about red wolves and their role in complex ecosystems.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Red Wolf Coalition is available for Skype sessions with classrooms that are not able to come to the local facility. This allows students the opportunity to have a presentation in their classroom, and participate in a question-and-answer session with a red wolf educator.

Population(s) Served

The Red Wolf Coalition advocates for red wolves by working to ensure that federal and state agencies follow the rules and implement the protections afforded the red wolf under the Endangered Species Act.

Population(s) Served

The Red Wolf Coalition provides an extensive online research library to all people interested in red wolves. Currently, the library includes scientific papers focused on the taxonomy of red wolves. The library is expanding and will grow to include publications about hybridization, inbreeding and disease, red wolf management and conservation, space use, diet, morphology, and population; reports from various government agencies will be included as well.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of education programs held annually

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

Adults

Related Program

Red Wolf Education Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes schools, civic groups & Skype sessions. A 3-yr Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with USFWS expired in early 2016 eliminating programs at the Wolf Education Ctr, located on federal property.

Number of local level legislators and agency officers interacted with.

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

Adults

Related Program

Red Wolf Coalition Advocacy for Red Wolves

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizational partners

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

RWC Mini-Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Organizational partners include SSP (Species Survival Plan) facilities and local, regional, and national non-profit organizations with related missions.

Number of social media followers

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

Red Wolf Coalition Outreach

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Social Media, for this metric, includes Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest, and Twitter followers.

Number of unique financial donors.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Donors support the RWC through direct mail campaigns and through CrowdRise campaigns.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

• To strengthen the impact and broaden the scope of educational products and programs to benefit both humans and red wolves
• To advocate for long-term sustainability of red wolf populations
• To expand RWC audiences and engage diverse stakeholders in red wolf issues
• To enhance the long-term financial security of the Red Wolf Coalition

-Increase use of social media to disseminate information, red wolf resources, and create networks of supporters
-Partnering with like-minded organizations to amplify our efforts for red wolf advocacy
-Pursuing non-profit best practices by being an active member of the NC Center for Nonprofits

Our Executive Director and our working Board have diverse skills and resources to apply to the goals of the organization. Specifically, our Executive Director leads all our education programs, manages advocacy at local, state and national levels, and ensures compliance and best practices for the administration of the non-profit. The Board members assist the Executive Director in managing public outreach (especially with social media resources), website administration, and fundraising.

There is currently a small, but vital, wild red wolf population in NC. The future of this population is currently in potential jeopardy due to management issues and potential changes in policy. We are currently working (along with other partners) to ensure that the wild population is allowed to continue to live free and increase in numbers. This is still very much a work in progress, and efforts to ensure the long-term survival of the wild population may not have immediate quantifiable results. The mission of the RWC is not deterred by the current difficulties, and will continue to be achievable in the future even if the current situation seems grave for the wild wolves. We have been successful in bringing the situation to the attention of national leaders and statewide stakeholders so that a full discussion can proceed.

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.
  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have made it a practice to actively share events, webinars, scientific information from other conservation groups and researchers. This information is added to our research library that is found under resources in our website.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

Financials

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RED WOLF COALITION INC

Board of directors
as of 12/1/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cornelia Hutt

Kim Wheeler

Cornelia Hutt

Judy Tisdale

Sherry Samuels

Mark MacAllister

Karyn Traphagen

Christopher Crowe

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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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/15/2020

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Data
  • 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.