My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Elephant Sanctuary, Hohenwald, TN, USA
Why should I continue to donate to an organization whose Baord of Directors ousted the very insirational primary founder and CEO, but did not make that info public until months afterwards so they could continue to solicit donations in her name? This charity does not file mandatory paperwork in a timely manner. The last 990 covers 2009. They were late in filing the proper paperwork to maintain their non-profit status in the state of Tennessee. They do not publicly list their Board of Directors identities nor remuneration on their website. This organization has not submitted to independent financial audit. Their overall Charity Navigator rating has fallen to 3 stars. There are just too many issues with this organization for me to maintain my desire to contribute. There are other elephant welfare organizations that have transparent operations and I believe are more worthy of my hard earned money.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Open the books for audit. Remove the current Board of Directors. Reinstate the former co-founder. Work to overcome the damage done by the current Board of Directors in order to regain the respect of the public and donors.