Who are Humane Society International?
Humane Society International work to save “endangered species and their habitats and reduc[e] cruelty in farming, trade and other industries.” They undertake campaigns both in Australia and internationally.
They are a registered Australian charity with deductible gift recipient status. Their ABN is 63 510 927 032.
Why do they exist?
Their mission is to “create an ecologically sustainable and humane world for all animals and their environments.”
WHAT DO THEY DO?
Humane Society International work across the following areas:
saving endangered species;
improving legislation that impacts animals and the environment;
reducing cruelty in farming and industry;
improving the welfare of domestic animals; and
increasing habitat devoted to conservation.
HOW DO THEY EARN THEIR MONEY?
HOW DO THEY SPEND THEIR MONEY?
Should I Donate to Humane Society International?
We upgraded our recommendation for Humane Society International to “Donate” on 22 July 2019 after the charity addressed our key concerns.
We believe that it is likely that your donation to Humane Society International will be used as stated, that is, to save endangered species and their habitats and reduce cruelty in farming, trade and other industries.
We believe that Humane Society International is likely to be trustworthy. It is clear how donations are used and who the charity is run by. Humane Society International gives an overview of their financial position. It’s clear who is accountable for Humane Society International. They also have policies that prevent the misuse of funds.
Humane Society International also demonstrate basic signs of effectiveness. They describe their strategic objectives, report the activities undertaken in the last financial year and present the results of their work.
However, in order for us to have complete confidence they are using money for its intended purpose, we recommend they:
provide an explanation for a recurrent financial loss
present biographies of their board
disclose related party transactions
verify that they have in place an overarching strategic plan
show how activities and results demonstrate progress against this plan.
Comment from Humane Society International
Humane Society International’s CEO, Erica Martin, provided the following comment to our report and recommendation:
We take our responsibility to our donors very seriously and recognise the trust they place in us when they select Humane Society International as their chosen animal protection charity. The Good Cause highlighted some areas where we could improve our transparency in providing information on our website and we made certain we addressed all their recommendations.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have looked into the finances, operations and results of Humane Society International and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and if there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also looks into whether the charity can demonstrate they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendation on if you should donate to them and why.
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Find out whether Humane Society International (HSI) is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.