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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?
Humane Society International do not demonstrate basic indicators of trustworthiness or effectiveness. We cannot verify that donations are used to deliver on their mission.
We cannot verify that Humane Society International is trustworthy. There is insufficient information to confirm that donations are used in pursuit of their mission. While they present an audited financial report, they don’t provide an explanation for a recurrent financial loss and how they will go about recovering this position. While Humane Society International list the individuals on their board, we were unable to identify a statement of what the board does. We were also unable to identify any policies that they use to prevent the misuse of funds (such as the disclosure of related party transactions, or a conflict of interest policy).
We cannot verify that Humane Society International is effective. There is insufficient information to know if they delivered on their mission in the last financial year. While we note that they present overarching objectives and they highlight the activities delivered from the last financial year, it is not clear if they monitor or evaluate the performance or effectiveness of the organisation.
Until Humane Society International address the following, we recommend that you do not donate:
provide an explanation for the recurrent net income loss
describe the role of the board and how it governs the charity
present policies used to prevent the misuse of funds (such as a conflict of interest policy)
highlight how they monitor the performance and/or effectiveness of the organisation.
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.