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Black Dog Hunting Inc

CONNECTING VETERANS WITH THE OUTDOORS

aka Black Dog Hunting   |   Fredericksburg, VA   |  https://blackdoghunting.org/

Mission

Black Dog Hunting is a 501c3 nonprofit charity who’s mission is to connect and heal Veterans through the sport of Waterfowl Hunting while providing an environment of peer-based mentoring and counseling with a focus on mental health.

Ruling year info

2018

CEO

Joshua Hobgood

Main address

119 Kellogg Mill Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22406 USA

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EIN

83-1721789

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization was founded with a focus on Veterans Mental Health. We achieve this through a mission of connecting and healing Veterans through the outdoors while providing an environment of peer based mentoring and counseling.

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?

Waterfowl Hunting

Group based Waterfowl Hunting across the country. Current partners include the FowlCo Outfitters lodge in Oklahoma and the Honey Brake lodge in Louisiana!

Population(s) Served

Veterans multi-day fishing trips with a focus on peer-based mentoring and counseling.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

Local events including craft beer and food festivals, sporting events, etc. Free admission provided to Veterans and active military with a focus on peer-based mentoring and counseling.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel
Veterans
Military personnel

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.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

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

Veterans

Related Program

Waterfowl Hunting

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

25 Veterans from September through December 2018. (4 months) 2019 is on track to quadruple this figure!

Number of veterans who report a decrease in depression

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

Work status and occupations

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over 3-days, a group of strangers come together for peer-based mentoring/counseling; based on a shared connection of military service they share experiences and advise focused on mental health.

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 organization is aiming to connect Veterans through the nation with their peers in the outdoors. From coast to coast in regions throughout the country we focus on connecting Veterans and providing an environment of peer based mentoring and counseling in the outdoors.

Our strategy is to support Veterans from ALL eras of service having various types of service. We connect Veterans of all ages with their peers and the commonalty is in their collective selfless service to their country. We have three (3) programs; Hunting, Fishing, and Social. Each program is supported by both our vision for peer based group activities and the support of professional guides and outfitters.

We continue to form strong alliances with professional guides, outfitters, and industry partners to meet our mission. These partners and this network is the foundation to our mission and is the sole contributor of our capabilities.

To date, we have made dozens of key industry connections and relationships, and supported hundreds of Veterans from across the country (Seattle, WA to Florida). What’s next for us to to reach every corner and grow our organization in regions and communities we have yet to visit; to spread our mission and vision of Veterans healing through the outdoors while surrounded by their peers.

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.
  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

  • 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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Black Dog Hunting Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/10/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Joshua Hobgood

Black Dog Hunting

Term: 2018 - 2025


Board co-chair

Ashley Hobgood

Black Dog Hunting

Term: 2018 - 2025

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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/10/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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