Friends of Miami Animals Foundation Inc

aka Friends of Miami Animals   |   Coconut Grove, FL   |  https://fomapets.org

Mission

Save and improve the lives of homeless pets in Miami Dade County through education, advocacy, financial support and increased awareness.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Yolanda Berkowitz

Main address

2665 S Bayshore Drive Suite 1200

Coconut Grove, FL 33133 USA

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EIN

81-4578892

NTEE code info

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

Other Services (D60)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Control Pet Populations

Through support of spay and neuter and TNR programs in Miami Dade County, we are helping reduce unwanted litters of cats and dogs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Friends of Miami Animals Foundation works with organizations and individuals to create awareness about the needs of homeless pets in Miami Dade County.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Collaborating with leading animal welfare organizations to help pets in need we bring resources to the community allowing us to better serve at risk pets and to continue to improve animal welfare issues.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our work serves pet owners, stakeholders and advocates in animal welfare

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • 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?

    The high need for free services in our inaugural launch of our community wellness clinic indicated the need for have a three month project in each location services are provided rather than the initial one month envisioned. Community input helped us rethink the WOW Mobile program right off the bat and therefore enabled us to provide more services as intended for at risk pets and pet families.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    Feedback and input from those we serve and with whom we partner enables us to shift or expand resources and rethink programs in progress or projected for future activations.

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Friends of Miami Animals Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 9/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Yolanda Berkowitz

Hal Lucas

Brigitt Rok Potamkin

Danielle Calleja

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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/19/2021

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/19/2021

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

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.