Magical Creatures of Hamakua - Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

Magical Creatures

aka Magical Creatures Sanctuary   |   LAUPAHOEHOE, HI   |  www.magicalcreaturesofhamakua.org

Mission

Magical Creatures of Hamakua rescues, rehabilitates, and offers life-long sanctuary to animals on the Big Island while serving the Hawaiian community with programs that promote kindness, compassion, and stewardship.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Helena Lundblad

Managing Director

John Hubers

Main address

PO BOX 444

LAUPAHOEHOE, HI 96764 USA

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EIN

82-4260185

NTEE code info

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

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Improve the ongoing welfare of farmed animals

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?

Sanctuary for Animals

We provide a safe place for previously farmed animals

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries 2022

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 with freedom from discomfort

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

Age groups

Related Program

Sanctuary for Animals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

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

Sanctuary for Animals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from pain

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

Sanctuary for Animals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

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

Sanctuary for Animals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

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

Sanctuary for Animals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rehabilitated

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

Sanctuary for Animals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people converted to vegetarian or vegan lifestyles to reduce farmed animal consumption

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

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

Sanctuary for Animals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of industry standards/practices developed by nonprofit

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

Sanctuary for Animals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

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

Sanctuary for Animals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals rescued

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

Sanctuary for Animals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of health outcomes improved

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

Sanctuary for Animals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of sheltered animals

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

Sanctuary for Animals

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

Magical Creatures of Hamakua is organized exclusively to prevent cruelty towards animals.

1. Rescuing animals from situations that are abusive, endangering or neglectful.
2. Providing necessary veterinary care.
3. Providing sanctuary for rescued animals.
4. Inspiring change in the way society view and treats animals.

Provide a safe space for previously farmed animals.

Create a connection between volunteers and our Magical Creatures.

Public outreach showing our work.

Our Education & Outreach program includes looking at the effect of farmed animals on the environment, land and sea life, water resources, and responsible production and consumption. Our tour program highlights our entirely off-grid infrastructure with solar energy, water catchment, and waste composting.

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?

    School children 5-18 through our Education programs Young adults 18-30 through our Intern program Families through sanctuary educational tours Adults through our Volunteer program

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We built a series of rest areas along our public tour path in response to some requests from visitors with mobility challenges. We built benches during one of our Volunteer project days and distributed them at key points.

  • 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?

    Our entire school Education program was built primarily on feedback from a series of test sites. We learned what methodologies were most effective and how to adapt the program for different groups

  • 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 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?

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

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

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Magical Creatures of Hamakua - Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Helena Lundblad


Board co-chair

Mathias Lundblad

Anita Hunter

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 ? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/1/2021

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/01/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 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.