My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Oregon Humane Society, Portland, OR, USA
I've been with OHS as a volunteer and a donor since 1998. My long-term committment is primarily due to the way this organization is run and operated. It's efficient, runs with a lean staff in comparison to the number of animals they are able to care for and place (with a strong volunteer base) and makes financial decisions that hit home and sit well with me. They are always the animal welfare organization that other shelters/rescues and law enforcement turns to for help with taking an overflow of animals and helping with large scale rescues, which wouldn't be possible if not managed soundly.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Through watching how each animal is cared for over the years, seeing how large scale rescues are conducted and how there is never a time-limit on how long an animal can stay with OHS and how many programs OHS creates and runs through volunteer leaders and volunteer participation to enrich, mentally stimulate and properly exercise each animal.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Knowing this organization and how it's run so intimately, I can't see what needs to be changed--it's not broken, doesn't need to be fixed.