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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Professional Societies & Associations

Mission: HeARTs Speak's mission as a global nonprofit is uniting art and advocacy to increase the visibility of shelter animals. We do this through a variety of programs that offer resources and education to both artists and animal shelters to help increase adoptions and lifesaving impact.

Results: Two of HeARTs Speak's foundational programs were able to offer a potential impact on more than half a million homeless animals this past year. The Artists helping animals program continued its grass roots growth, with the addition of 130 artists working with animal shelters or rescues in the U.S. and abroad (a 30% increase in membership). The members donate their time and professional services to help improve the image of shelter animals and contribute to increased adoptions and lifesaving throughout the world. We ended this past year with 600+ members who provided more than 1,500 hours of service each month to create 300,000+ portraits monthly. The PEP program also grew significantly (by 75%): Thanks to grants from both Animal Farm Foundation and Purina, HeARTs Speak visited nine cities to provide two days of marketing & photography training, more than doubling the 4 workshops that occurred in 2015. More than 250 staff and volunteers representing 35+ animal welfare organizations attended the 2016 PEPs, and together will have the potential to impact more than 100,000 shelter animals every year.

Target demographics: increase adoptions of shelter pets and magnify the lifesaving creative workforce of animal welfare organizations

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 500,000 animals.

Geographic areas served: The United States and globally

Programs: Artists Helping Animals, the Perfect Exposure Project, HeARTs Speak EDU and Images with HeART.

Community Stories

30 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

nbranoff

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love HeARTs Speak's mission and am proud to be a part of their team, volunteering as a photographer at shelters and rescues. They provide artists with wonderful resources, tips and a community of team members who are always willing to critique work and share their experiences. I know the shelters and rescues that I have worked with appreciate the photos I take and they certainly help in their efforts to find homes for pets in need.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’ve been involved in the animal welfare community for the past 20 years and am truly honored to serve as an Artist Member and Board Director of HeARTsSpeak. The organization empowers individuals to give back in a meaningful way, while at the same time helps shelters better fulfill their mission of finding homes for animals in need. Fueled by committed individuals and gifted artists giving generously of their time and talents, coupled with the power of a compelling photograph, HeARTsSpeak is incredibly successful at helping shelters all over the world promote adoptable animals through captivating imagery and artwork, resulting in increased adoptions.

A small but mighty core team leads the organization, championing it mission while supporting and leveraging the reach, passion and talents and of its hundreds of members worldwide to increase the visibility of shelter animals. HeARTsSpeak provides the training, support and resources needed for shelters and artist members to create beautiful adoption photos and creative campaigns that capture the attention of potential adopters. It’s a strong and supportive network of like-minded individuals, all working together toward a common objective of improving the image of shelter animals with an end goal of saving lives.

Theresa80

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a member of HeARTs Speak since 2012. I have found it to be such a welcoming organization. Being surrounded by like-minded artists, all working to help promote animal adoption has been so fulfilling. The knowledge, support and education, and resources freely shared is so valuable and encouraging.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A few years ago, I began helping a couple of shelters/rescues in my area with photos so they could get their animals adopted sooner. It was so great when I found HeARTS Speak - an organization whose purpose is to ensure no shelter animal goes unseen! Match made in heaven! Thank you for all you do and the exposure you give to the cause!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HeARTs Speak is the reason I really got into photography. I've always loved photography, and I've always photographed my own foster dogs to help get them adopted, however, then I heard about HeARTs Speak. I was so excited to learn about others doing the same thing. I pushed myself to keep learning photography so I could join HeARTs Speak. I was so excited when I was accepted into this wonderful group of artists. Not only have they been a great support system for me, but they have also helped me grow as a photographer and a person. This non-profit group means the world to me and I can't say enough good things about HeARTs Speak!

Heather299

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was welcomed into the HeARTs Speak family this year. I am very proud and honored to call myself a member. It is a very supportive group of people, everyone is willing to help each other out, share knowledge & stories or lend a sympathetic ear when needed. It's a wonderful organization filled with wonderful people sharing a common goal of raising awareness of the plight of shelter/rescue animals all around the world and I couldn't be happier to be a part of that!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I value my membership with HeARTs Speak. From them, I've learned about the importance of presenting a professional bio and photograph for homeless animals. I've also gained many tips about how to work with shelters, take photos, and network with other artists. HeARTs Speak leaders and members regularly encourage and inspire one another in passion for animals. This is a truly supportive and dedicated organization.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am honored to be a part of this outstanding organization. The staff, volunteers and artist members are compassionate and dedicated to helping animal welfare organizations all over the world. Collectively, they are a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills which they share freely. The level of professionalism and willingness to help can be see at all levels in the organization. Hearts Speak is saving lives and developing programs that save animals, promote social change and bring communities together.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’ve been working with HeARTs Speak for two years now, first as a volunteer and more recently as a board member, per the vision to achieve the widest reach possible in supporting animal welfare organizations’ efforts to better promote themselves and their adoptive animals. I began working I’m so impressed with the passion, professionalism and drive of all HeARTs Speak employees, board members and supporters with whom I’ve interacted, and was amazed to experience the enormity that this organization manages to accomplish with such a lean operation. Their vision and the impact of their work continue to inspire me – in my efforts to support the animal welfare community, and just generally on a personal and professional level.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I belong to one of thier artist members and they have provided me with a great platform to reach out to other like minded artists and draw upon the nuermorus resources to help shelters in our communities get animals re-homed faster.