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Go Team Therapy Crisis and Airport Dogs Inc

We're a different breed of therapy dogs.

Colorado Springs, CO   |  www.goteamdogs.org
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Go Team Therapy Crisis and Airport Dogs Inc

EIN: 82-4541123


Mission

The mission of Go Team is to train handler-dog teams to offer relief, caring, and assistance to those in need.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Nancy Trepagnier

Main address

4164 Austin Bluffs Parkway #212

Colorado Springs, CO 80918 USA

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EIN

82-4541123

Subject area info

Animal training

Population served info

Children

Preteens

Adolescents

Adults

NTEE code info

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Blog

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We serve to those in our community whose health and well being can be improved by contact with a therapy dog. Studies show therapy dogs provide an effective human service to help reduce stress and anxiety in routine situations such as learning, test-taking, and physical/mental therapy; as well as the aftermath of crisis situations such as suicides, shootings, and natural disasters.

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?

Therapy, Crisis, Airport Dogs

Place well-trained, certified therapy dog teams in programs that provide comfort and caring through a canine-human bond; Serve in a wide variety of settings including assisted living homes, libraries, schools, airports and hospitals; Provide help to victims in distress and work with our servicemen, first responders, and anywhere a therapy/comfort dog is needed; Teach etiquette to service dog and emotional support dog teams

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Total number of new organization members

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Therapy, Crisis, Airport Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2022, we trained 125 new Team Members.

Processed Member Renewals

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Therapy, Crisis, Airport Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We processed 488 member renewals in 2022.

Hours of volunteer service

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Therapy, Crisis, Airport Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We had over 34,869 hours of volunteer service.

Traveled miles to train and volunteer

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children, Adolescents, Preteens

Related Program

Therapy, Crisis, Airport Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We traveled over 288,000 miles to volunteer and train.

Goals & Strategy

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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 handler/dog teams are dedicated to placing well-trained, certified therapy dog teams in programs that provide comfort and caring through a canine-human bond. Our special volunteers serve in a wide variety of settings including assisted living homes, libraries, schools, airports and hospitals. Teams provide help to victims in distress and work with our servicemen, first responders, and anywhere a therapy/comfort dog is needed.

We strive to recruit and train more handler-dog teams and facilitate more therapy dog visits in our communities. Our strategy to achieve these goals is to continue delivering a high quality training/certification program for qualified candidates, re-certify active teams annually, and maintain a support network for active teams (e.g. admin, guidance, oversight, and visit assistance).

Leverage both paid staff, independent contractors, and volunteers to deliver training and support active handlers. Maintain a vast social media presence to share ideas for reaching out to communities.

Our program has grown significantly from those 2 original dog/handler teams, from 2012. We are nationwide and have teams overseas. Our community impact is measured by hours served and in 2021, we volunteered 26,733 hours nationwide. We also measured our miles traveled to serve our communities and train our teams and traveled 161,257 miles nationwide.
GO TEAM received the American Red Cross Hometown Heroes award four times in the last five years for performing extraordinary community service in Colorado. Additionally, GO TEAM received a 2020 American Kennel Club (AKC) Paw of Courage for helping medical professionals on the front lines of the battle against COVID 19. Read more about GO TEAM’s impact here: https://goteamdogs.org/impact/

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?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Go Team Therapy Crisis and Airport Dogs Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Go Team Therapy Crisis and Airport Dogs Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Nancy Trepagnier

Nancy founded the GO TEAM in memory of her son and to fulfill her passion to give back to the community. Nancy is a professional dog trainer, therapy dog and PTSD service dog trainer specialist, behavior specialist, presenter and educator. Nancy holds an Education degree from San Diego State University with an emphasis in special needs children. She has extensive experience in canine handling, training and behavior modification. Nancy is a CGC/CGCA evaluator for the American Kennel Club (AKC®). She formerly evaluated dogs for two large and well known therapy dog organizations. Over the course of 6 years, Nancy delivered over 3000 hours of private and group obedience classes. As a visible animal supporter, Nancy served as spokesperson for the Pet of the week segments on CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox and was an advocate on the Wild and Exotic Animal Show on CBS and PBS.

Go Team Therapy Crisis and Airport Dogs Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Go Team Therapy Crisis and Airport Dogs Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/01/2023
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Board chair

Cary Solberg

GO TEAM Therapy, Crisis and Airport Dogs, Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2024

Cary Solberg

Connie Tran

Steven Schlonski

Jerry Carney

Barbara Shufelt

Marti Rowland

Casey Wirick

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