K9 ENRICHMENT INITIATIVE INC

Bringing People and Dogs Together...Completing Families

Plainfield, IL   |  k9ei.dog

Mission

K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. is an all-breed dog rescue that serves to lower the euthanasia rate in Illinois shelters. To provide education on the humane treatment of companion animals and advocacy through community outreach.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director/Founder

Ms Cynthia Lynn Guzman

Main address

15325 S Buttercup Ct

Plainfield, IL 60544 USA

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EIN

81-2234931

NTEE code info

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

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

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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?

Southern Comfort Coalition

Our goal is to support the rural shelters in Southern Illinois in dire need of supplies to provide quality care to their animals as well as their community members.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

The Power of 3 is an awareness program brought about by three unique rescues uniting to share their experiences of rescuing a special needs dogs. The blessing of these dogs all occurred within months of each other with each having had one of their limbs amputated. Each dog has a story to share and together we hope you too will see the blessing in bringing a handi-capable dog into your family.

Population(s) Served
Adults

77% of dog bites come from the family dog or a friend's dog. We plan to change that!
Our goal is to keep kids safe and dogs out of shelters.
As a presenter of the Stop The 77 program in schools, libraries and events we can make a difference in the safety of the child and dog.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
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 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?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Changing our adoption protocol to facilitate quicker turn around from the application process to adoption.

  • 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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K9 ENRICHMENT INITIATIVE INC

Board of directors
as of 7/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Cynthia Lynn Guzman

K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc.

Term: 2016 - 2020

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 ? 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/04/2019

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/04/2019

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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 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.