Mission: To reduce and eliminate exploitation, abuse, and killing of animals. To educate the public to alternatives to the use of animals.

Showing Animals Respect and Kindness Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1994, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  sharkonline.org

  PO BOX 28
Geneva IL 60134-0028



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

91

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Finance & Accountability and 10% Leadership & Adaptability


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

90

out of 100

The score earned by Showing Animals Respect and Kindness Inc. is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2020, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

90

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

87.45%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

3/3 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

No review needed due to small charity size

No effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.00%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

No Data Available


Key Persons data is currently unavailable for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code (BMF activity code: 995)

Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc. (BMF activity code: 123)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Showing Animals Respect and Kindness Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Revenue


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

We were told by many donors that they were working reduced hours or not at all and that they were not able to donate to us as they previously had done. This has adversely affected how many campaigns we can work on for the animals.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

A lot of our work is done by drones and undercover interaction with animal killers. Due to Covid, our undercover work was significantly limited because we were not able to wear masks or practice social distancing while interacting with the animal killers, since they didn't wear masks or practice social distancing.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

Since many states instituted lockdown restrictions due to Covid, SHARK researched and found many canned hunt clubs and fishing charters still operating in violation of the state's Covid lockdown restrictions. We reported those locations to the authorities and forced the shutdown of those killing venues saving untold thousands of animal lives and humans by slowing the spread of Covid.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

SHARK will reinstate the above process when there are future lockdowns (which seem inevitable) and similar opportunities present themselves.


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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Showing Animals Respect and Kindness Inc. cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

Learn more about Impact & Results.

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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Showing Animals Respect and Kindness Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$263,184

Spent in most recent FY

96%

Percent of program expenses


To reduce and eliminate the exploitation, abuse, and killing of animals. To educate the public to alternatives and to increase awareness to the use and abuse of animals.


$7,284

Spent in most recent FY

2%

Percent of program expenses


In a partnership with Humane Farming Association, we investigated multiple states that had farms which raised and held fighting roosters, and the people who were involved. We were able to shut down mu ... (More)


$3,249

Spent in most recent FY

1%

Percent of program expenses


SHARK investigated the National Western Rodeo Show in Denver and exposed two contractors for their disgusting abuse to animals. We also reached out the the American Veterinary Association for assistan ... (More)


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Showing Animals Respect and Kindness Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


SHARK uses the latest technology to document and expose animal cruelty to the world to stop it. SHARK introduced drones to the animal protection movement in 2008 and has been documenting and exposing animal cruelty to the world previously hidden by animal killers, leading to laws being passed to stop some of it, media attention and public pressure helping to stop some of it and we are still working on stopping some of it.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


To eliminate the exploitation, abuse, and killing of animals everywhere. To educate the public of safer and more reliable alternatives to the use of animals resulting in the elimination of animal use in experimentation and testing of products.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Eliminate live pigeon shoots which often include children picking up injured pigeons and killing them with their bare hands destroying their innocence and encouraging violence to animals and humans.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Goal Two: Exposing the cruelty and killing of animals, including horses in rodeos and working to eliminate them.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Goal Three: Cockfighting and dog fighting are both illegal nationwide, but are thriving due to corrupt law enforcement. SHARK is forcing law enforcement to stop these fights and prosecute the criminals.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

The president and senior investigators spend time and provide direction and training to those wishing to develop skills to advance in the organization. Outside educational opportunities are also provided and encouraged.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

For years, SHARK has attended conferences educating participants of various forms of animal cruelty/killing and how they can help to stop them. SHARK works with other animal organizations to strengthen efforts to stop animals from being exploited and killed. SHARK uses the latest technology including drones that most groups do not have to help them with their work for the animals. When Disney+ announced they were going to produce a movie glorifying animal abuse and killing in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, SHARK quickly responded. We contacted over 20 animal protections organizations and veterinarians to speak out against the planned movie and Disney+ cancelled the project! Our combined forces accomplish so much more for the animals. We are able to get attention to issues to change public attitudes and garner more public support resulting in laws being passed to protect animals and corporations withdrawing their financial support from animal killing venues.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


SHARK Investigators spend half their time on the killing fields documenting the horrific cruelty and killing of animals nationwide and into Canada and Mexico. With our drones we are able to document the cruelty and killing of animals in ways and in places previously unknown. When not on the killing fields, we work from home. Covid impacted our ability to do some of our undercover work, but we did our best to work around it using other methods to document and expose animal cruelty. One thing we did do because of Covid is that we researched what states were implementing Covid restrictions and found hunting/killing clubs that were continuing to operate and kill animals in violation of the state Covid restrictions. We reported these clubs to state officials, many of whom then shut the clubs down - saving untold numbers of animal lives.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Showing Animals Respect and Kindness Inc. is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.


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Culture & Community Report

Unscored

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.



Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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