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    Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County
    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County

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    501(c)(3) organization
    Donations are tax-deductible
    701 Northview Road
    Waukesha WI 53188
    Mail donations to:P.O. Box 834Waukesha WI 53187

    Waukesha WI | IRS ruling year: 1968 | EIN: 39-6108644  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
     
    Organization Mission
    The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS), established in 1965, is an open admissions shelter that leads the community in animal welfare and offers ... (More)
     

    Rating Information

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    Great

    This charity's score is 97%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 29% Accountability & Finance, 52% Impact & Measurement, 8% Leadership & Adaptability, 11% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Historical Ratings
    Charity Navigator's ratings previously did not consider Leadership & Adaptability, Culture & Community, or Impact & Measurement. The historic rating mainly reflects a version of today’s Accountability and Finance score. More information on our previous rating methodologies can be found on our rating methodology page.
     
    Date PublishedOverall Rating
    2/1/2022
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    7/1/2020
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    7/1/2019
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    This organization received multiple star ratings within this fiscal year, due to an update to its Accountability and Transparency data and/or the receipt of an amended Form 990.
    8/1/2018
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    8/1/2017
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    6/1/2016
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    9/1/2015
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    Rating Report

    Impact & Measurement
    Score

    95

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

    Assessments

    Impact

    100 out of 100 points

    75% of Impact & Measurement score
    Full Credit
    Partial Credit
    No Credit
    Impact Evaluation
    100 out of 100 points
     
    Impact Statement
    $3,120,911 total costs / 4,218 rescues = roughly $740 rescues one animal. [2021 USD]
    Program Context
    Adoption, Return-to-Home, and Retain in Home Services: This program rescues animals that would have otherwise been killed or left in some other bad condition. These animals are taken in and sheltered.
    Data Time Period
    7/1/20 to 6/30/21
    Benchmark for Scoring
    Impact scores of animal shelters are based on the cost a household spends saving the life of their pet. Programs receive an Impact score of 100 if they are less than 75% that cost and a score of 80 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 65. This program shelters an animal for less than 75% the cost a household spends saving the life of their pet.
    Methodology
    This impact score was determined through the Animal Shelter methodology which is fully detailed in the Charity Navigator Guide to Ratings. Analysis conducted in 2023 by Charity Navigator using data submitted by the nonprofit, theory and evidence from scientific research studies, and public datasets.
    Data Source
    The nonprofit submitted data on how many animals it intaked as well as how many animals received a "non-rescue" exit

    Measurement

    79 out of 100 points

    25% of Impact & Measurement score
    Full Credit
    Partial Credit
    No Credit
    The Measuring Outcomes assessment evaluates how well a charity tracks progress towards its mission's outcomes.

    Displayed below are the responses provided by the charity for the Measuring Outcomes assessment. Each question is designed to address specific criteria, with responses eligible for full, partial, or no credit. Please refer to the scoring rubric for details on how responses are scored.

    Selected program: Adoption, Return-to-Home, and Retain in Home Services
    Program Planning and Design
    21 out of 29 points
     
    This section assesses the use of crucial evaluation tools in program objective-setting and activities.
    Charity leadership uses information collected to make decisions regarding programs
    • Agree, uses information collected to improve programs
    Charity staff have training or experience in monitoring and evaluation
    • Agree, staff have experience working with monitoring and evaluation practices
    Charity has documents and reviews how program activities lead to change
    • Disagree, does not document or review
    Charity has researched program model before implementation in the following ways
    • Did not research program model before implementation
    Charity revisits how program activities lead to change
      No responses selected
    Charity tracks program progress in the following ways
    • Tracks activities
    • Tracks outcomes and impacts
    • Tracks using timelines and milestones
    • Aligns plan with mission
    Program Development
    21 out of 26 points
     
    This section assesses the consideration of stakeholders in program objectives and activities.
    Charity identifies program target population needs in the following ways
    • Reviewed data from prior monitoring and/or evaluation
    • Conducted a needs assessment
    • Conducted a baseline assessment
    Charity considers practical, cultural, and political needs and interests of those served by program
    • Agree, charity is responsive to practical, cultural, and political needs
    Charity reviews the work whether similar organizations work on the same problem
    • Agree, reviews the work of similar organizations
    Charity uses SMART Goals
    • Partially agree, identified some Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound (SMART) goals
    Data Collection and Analysis
    14 out of 18 points
     
    This section assesses the best practices used in collecting and analyzing program data.
    Charity tracks program information in the following ways
    • Collects data before a program is initiated
    • Collects data during program implementation
    Charity collects programmatic information on those served by the program in the following ways
    • Collects demographic data of those served by program
    • Identifies the number of those successfully served by the program
    • Collects information about the quality of service from the target population
    Charity collects and analyzes program information to determine results in the following ways
    • Compares results to data from major institutions
    • Compares effect of program on target population and those not served by program
    • Conducts data analysis over multiple points in time to measure change over time
    • Compares programs results to programs that work on the same issues
    • Compares program results to different types of programs in the geographic area
    Reporting and Distribution of Results
    16 out of 18 points
     
    This section assesses reporting and disseminating program results.
    Charity reports program results to key stakeholders
    • Staff and volunteers
    • Board members
    • Participants/beneficiaries of our work
    • Other organizations engaged in similar work
    • Findings are publicly available
    Charity reports both favorable and unfavorable results
    • Yes, charity reports both favorable of unfavorable results
    Use of Results
    7 out of 9 points
     
    This section assesses the use of results to guide learning.
    Charity uses program results to inform future work for the following reasons
    • Inform strategic planning
    • Improve program operations
    • Understand the impact of their work
    • Inform how we create future programs