Nevada Humane Society, Inc.

Reno, NV   |  www.nevadahumanesociety.org

Mission

Nevada Humane Society (NHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1932. Our mission is to care for pets, find them homes and save lives. NHS is the only open-admission, no-kill shelter in Nevada helping 16,000 animals in our community per year. We are thankful for the opportunity to provide for our community by offering programs and services including: pet food assistance, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, accepting animal transports from other shelters in our region who are without the resources to care for them, Community Cats (formerly TNR), an Animal Help Desk, Foster Volunteers and more. Our non-profit is dependent upon donations and does not receive funds from government grants, including Washoe County, or national animal welfare organizations.

Ruling year info

1953

CEO

Greg Hall

Main address

2825-B Longley Lane

Reno, NV 89502 USA

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EIN

88-0072720

NTEE code info

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

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?

Homeless animal rescue and care

Homeless animal rescue and care: We take in all animals surrendered from Washoe County residents and those who are not reclaimed at Washoe County Regional Animal Services, providing them needed care until they can be placed into a new home.
 

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

4 star honoree 2020

Charity Navigator

Best Non-Profit 2021

RGJ "Best Of"

Finalist Best Place to Work (medium size) 2021

NNHRA

Affiliations & memberships

Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce 2007

Carson City Chamber of Commerce 2020

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 animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals vaccinated

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

The Nevada Humane Society (NHS) has established this strategic plan to position the organization for future ongoing success, building upon many years of successful promotion of animal welfare in Northern Nevada while also building towards its goal of creating a no-kill community.

As the largest and only open admission, no-kill shelter in the state of Nevada, the Nevada Humane Society focuses on animal rescue and care. With two shelters operating in Washoe County and Carson City, the organization provides care for thousands of displaced animals every year.

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?

    Our mission is to care for pets, find them homes and save lives. The people we serve are those who are animal lovers who want to help a homeless animal in need and they can do so in a variety of ways - donate, adopt, foster or volunteer.

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

    Suggestion box/email, in person feedback / online reviews,

  • 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?

    We recently had a policy that allowed people to place holds on animals but this required internet access. We learned (from experience and feedback) that this process was excluding a portion of our population who didn't have internet access and thus weren't able to place a hold on an adoptable animals. We have changed this practice in a variety of ways but one of which is to no longer accept holds via the internet.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    It's very empowering and allows for even more transparently - something Nevada Humane Society prides itself on. It's also nice to give credit where credit is due for feedback or an idea that helps shape our practices (for the better) to serve the community, and our animals, even better.

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, having the staff time to devote to active, direct feedback soliciting,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Nevada Humane Society, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kris Wells

AT&T

Joan Dees

Community Advocate

Kris Wells

Area Manager, External Affairs

Sheriff Ken Furlong

Carson City Sheriff

Britton Griffith

Reno Engineering Corp

Amy Burkitt

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Rita Eissmann

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Kristen Chinvarasopak

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Stephanie Berggren

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Jeff Panki

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Paula Thompson

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Brittany Cooper

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Raymond Gonzalez

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Carol Bond

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Nancy Wenzel

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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/30/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

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Disability

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