Goldens Without Borders, Inc.

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Las Vegas, NV   |  www.goldenswithoutborders.org

Mission

Goldens Without Borders is a non-profit, 100% volunteer based organization dedicated to safely transporting abandoned Golden Retrievers from overseas countries. These dogs often live out their lives in shelters or are put on the streets and often fall victim to the horrific dog meat industry.Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment, and will be placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes. We assist dogs in distress without regard to age or ease of placement.We do this by international networking and partnerships with many volunteers and rescues all across the nation. GWB relies solely on donations and has a 501 (c) (3) classification with the IRS. Your donation is tax deductible.

Ruling year info

2016

President and Founder

Sheila Oliveira

Treasurer

Theresa Anderson

Main address

11700 W Charleston Blvd Ste 170-420

Las Vegas, NV 89135 USA

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EIN

81-3114870

NTEE code info

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

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Goldens Without Borders aims each and everyday to exemplify the impact a grassroots organization can have on a worldwide issue with the horrific dog meat industry. Saving one life at a time, demonstrating what working together with volunteers around the world, who often speak a foreign language, in rescuing and ultimately saving a dogs life and placed in a loving home to live out a wonderful, happy life. We support many other organizations with coaching and mentoring rescues around the world on "how to", we take some of the sickest, injured, abused and neglected dogs and treat and rehab to be able to live out the best and often most incredible life in a forever home.

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?

Our Committment to Ending the Dog Meat Trade

We have an active social media following that is world wide in ending the cruelty and slaughter that exists in the dog meat trade. Through our strong social standing, we educate and advocate for others around the world to support our international rescue partners and to help pass legislation to end this cruelty.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Activists

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.

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

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

Adults

Related Program

Our Committment to Ending the Dog Meat Trade

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the donation dollars on hand to rescue two Goldens. We exceeded our 2017 donation goal by 70%.We exceeded our 2018 by 72%.

Number of animals rescued

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

Adults

Related Program

Our Committment to Ending the Dog Meat Trade

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Rescue Godens in need based on the funding available. Our goal is to rescue 12 Goldens in CY 2017.We exceeded our 2017 goal by 25% by rescuing 15 Golden Retrievers. We exceeded our 2018 goal by 76%.

Number of Facebook followers

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

Adults

Related Program

Our Committment to Ending the Dog Meat Trade

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We track our brand identity by the number of social media followers. For Facebook, we exceeded ur 2016 goal by 50%, exceeded our 2017 goal by 43% and our 2018 goal by 85%.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Goldens Without Borders is aiming to play a key role in ending the dog meat trade. By making international contacts and building relationships with fellow animal rescues, we can support the volunteers on the frontline in many ways. With our many followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our website, we are true advocates in educating followers around the world that will ultimately end this inhumane practice. By holding local events, we reach within our own community for support that is through volunteering, fundraising, fostering and adopting. By working with rescues overseas, we save one dogs life at a time but it inspires and motivates those overseas volunteers on the frontline to continue to lead the cause. They know their efforts have a place for those dogs they are able to save, and have them live out the remainder of their lives in a safe and loving home.

We have established multiple social media accounts and will continue to be very active and deliberate in our outreach. Social media is a key strategy for us and we will continue to explore additional ways to leverage its full capabilities to educate, advocate and support the movement to shut down slaughterhouses and end the dog meat trade altogether. Fundraising through virtual means will be a large focus for us. We will also apply for grants and donations that will allow us to assist those in the countries where, unfortunately, these practices still exist as viable means, in transporting Goldens to the U.S.

We have a wide network of interested families and individuals that will serve as foster and adoptive families, volunteers, donators and all around supporter for the cause. Our founders have over 20 years of personal experience each in non-profit management as well a strong business savvy to run a charity organization successfully.

Strengthening international relationships will take time as we are working with cultures that require time and actionable results need to occur before we get to the point of implicit trust. Fundraising is a challenge as the task at hand with our largest expense, airfare from Asian countries, is expensive. There is no shortage of dogs needing to be rescued from these kill shelters and slaughterhouses, but our funding dictates how many we can save.

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?

    We continually ask for ideas to improve our foster program and have added several tools and best practice that include a foster liaison assigned to each foster family.

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

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

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

    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 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?

    We have created a group named Fosters & Adopters that allows for open dialogue among new fosters and experienced fosters. Several have provided checklists to help with the transition of a new foster dog and others have provided great products and healthy diet links. We also have training tips and best practices for the new arrivals into new hoes whether it be a foster or adoptive home.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    We are regarded as a very transparent nonprofit charity in that we openly share any concerns or struggles in operating a foster based rescue as well as being an International rescue saving dogs from horrible conditions and receiving them with very little background information on them.

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Goldens Without Borders, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sheila Oliveira

Goldens Without Borders, Inc.

Term: 2016 -


Board co-chair

Theresa Anderson

Goldens Without Borders, Inc.

Term: 2016 -

Doris Brackney

Kathleen Jones

Kimberly Durasko

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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