A HOPE, Inc

Solve. Save. Inspire.

aka A HOPE   |   MILTON, FL   |  Www.ahope4src.com

Mission

To educate our community on responsible ownership of companion animals and proper care for community cats by providing access to affordable sterilization/vaccine services, rescue support and community outreach programs, leading to the prevention of unnecessary euthanasia

Ruling year info

2018

President

Brandi Winkleman

Vice President

Paige Cary

Main address

PO BOX 4629

MILTON, FL 32572 USA

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EIN

82-2587109

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The percentage of animals euthanized in our county exceeds most counties in the state of Florida. We have no spay/neuter laws. We have no ordinances to encourage tagging/chipping/registering your pets. Trap/Neuter/Return is against leash law. People are unaware of the poor condition of our local shelter.

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?

Pet Food Pantry

We offer dog and cat food to members of our community who make less than $25,000 per year. This is to help keep pets in their home.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Economically disadvantaged people

We drive up to 50 animals, every two weeks, to the nearest low cost clinic 2.5 hours away to get fixed and vaccinated

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

We are mentors to a local middle school club who advocates for animals and teaches children how to prevent cruelty.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Our TNR Coordinator educates the community how to properly care for community cats after trapping, fixing, and vaccinating them.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We persistently stay in the media to educate the public on what is going on with our county animals. We provide brochures and other physical media to show how people can join. We attend all local events to discuss the benefits of spay/neuter in person. We go out to homes who have hoarding problems and help them get all their animals fixed and vaccinated and/or into rescues.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our team collects the animal control statistics each year for the entire state of Florida, using Florida statute 823.15. We maintain healthy relationships with the management at each public shelter and report our findings to all county officials in order to return the favor.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Best Non Profit 2021

Stars of Santa Rosa

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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

Adults

Related Program

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Transport

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of animals sent by our organization to be altered

Number of animals euthanized

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

Adults

Related Program

Collection of Annual Statistics

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

This is the number Santa Rosa County Animal Services euthanized

Number of sheltered animals

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

Adults

Related Program

Collection of Annual Statistics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Animals taken in to Santa Rosa County Animal Services

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Our team works to reduce the euthanasia numbers at our local shelter. We are in the top tier of all Florida shelters when it comes to our kill rate. Over 6000 animals are entering our shelter every year with over 4000 being put down. Our county lacks involvement and education regarding spay and neuter. We also need more pets to be registered, by creating an ordinance for this, and tagged and/or microchipped. The return to owner rate is less than 2%.

We will open a low cost clinic in our county that will serve the hundreds of thousands of companion animal owners as well as community cat caregivers. We push for amendments to ordinances to allow for trap/neuter/return and registration of pets. We educate at all adoption and county events. We go into schools and educate children about spay/neuter needs and what they can do to save lives.

Our team consist of over 50 volunteers with an incredible passion to save the lives of animals by creating a healthy environment for them and educating the future animal advocates. We apply for grants to get more funding to fix as many animals as possible at other low cost clinics hours away. We have a great network of resources within the city, county, and state that support us and encourage us to push the boundaries.

We have sent over 4000 animals to be altered within the past 2 years. We have created and passed an amendment to the leash law ordinance to allow for community cats inside city limits. We have educated thousands at local events. Next we'll be opening a low cost clinic and transporting animals from all over to get to these services.

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 serve volunteers, adopters, fosters, vet offices, rescues, shelters, pet food pantry participants, senior citizens, and retail store management

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email, Online review platforms,

  • 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?

    At Petsmart the adopters were having trouble safely viewing the cats available due to COVID restrictions. We read the reviews of how stressed they were to make a decision without interacting with the cat first and put in place a Petsmart Crew of volunteers who goes up once a day to the store. This way, even when the store staff is busy, our volunteers can engage the potential adopters and monitor the interactions for them and the cats. The potential adopter is safe to go into the room and meet their new pet without having to be too close to anyone or feel rushed.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our community partners, Volunteers, Fosters,

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

    We've noticed people love to share feedback, photos, and concerns with us. They tend to feel more like we care and want to listen. They form a relationship with our organization and lessen the chances an animal is returned due to their stress and feeling alone when an issue arises. We have many return adopters!

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • 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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A HOPE, Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Brandi Winkleman

A HOPE

Term: 2017 -


Board co-chair

Paige Cary

A HOPE

Term: 2018 -

Brandi Winkleman

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Paige Cary

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Katherine Ingram

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Chelsey Meredith

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Jon Green

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Laurie Schultz

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Chelsy Sweetman

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Laura Posey

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Teresa Helms

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Bill Dubois

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Tina Beedle

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Tricia Green

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Karen Duesenburg

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Brenda Johnson

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Tara Deaguilera

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Jordan Ardoin

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/28/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/28/2020

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.