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GREY2K USA Worldwide

  • Arlington, MA
  • www.grey2kusa.org

Mission Statement

GREY2K USA Worldwide is the largest greyhound protection organization in the United States.  As a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, we work to pass stronger greyhound protection laws and to end the cruelty of dog racing on both national and international levels. We also promote the rescue and adoption of greyhounds across the globe.

Main Programs

  1. Lobbying to end dog racing
  2. Promoting the adoption of ex-racing greyhounds

service areas

International

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Areas Served Narrative

In the United States, our work is primarily focused in the remaining dog racing states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Texas and West Virginia but we are also working with advocates all across the world to end dog racing and promote adoption. We have helped prevent the legalization of dog racing in countries such as Jamaica, the Philippines and South Africa.

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ruling year

2001

Executive Director

Mr. Carey Theil

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Keywords

dog, greyhound, greyhound protection, dog racing, greyhound racing, lobbying, animal, animal rights

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Notes from the Nonprofit

At GREY2K USA Worldwide, we are successfully challenging commercial dog racing wherever it exists. The leaders of this industry are are millionaires in their own right and have both resources and political influence on their side. Yet, through a careful and considered approach and wise use of resources, we are winning the fight to end dog racing in the United States and preventing its expansion to other countries. Every dollar donated and every volunteer hour given, contributes to this effort to restore greyhounds to their rightful place in our homes and in our hearts.

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EIN

04-3554776

 Number

3858810070

Physical Address

7 Central Street, Suite 210

Arlington, MA 02476

Also Known As

GREY2K USA

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (D05)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Since our formation in 2001, the American dog racing industry has been cut in half.  Where there were nearly 50 dog tracks in 15 states at that time, now there are just 19 remaining facilities in 5 states. Yet even as commercial dog tracks continue to close in the United States, industry proponents have sought to bring their cruelty to new countries. GREY2K USA Worldwide has worked with advocates around the globe to prevent the legalization of dog racing in Jamaica (2009), the Philippines (2009), South Africa (2010) and Punjab, India (2014). We will keep working until dog racing ends everywhere.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Lobbying to end dog racing

GREY2K USA works in the political process worldwide to pass laws to protect greyhounds and prohibit racing.

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

Population Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

General Public/Unspecified

Program 2

Promoting the adoption of ex-racing greyhounds

We offer an international adoption referral service through our web site at www.grey2kusa.org/adopt and also provide materials and financial support to independent rescue groups around the world.

Category

Animal Protection & Welfare

Budget

Population Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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1. Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Lobbying to end dog racing
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
We are growing dramatically each year and expect that in 2016, our support dollars will grow by another 20%. We have an 81% program rate. More at http://g2kww.org/1qZQKy9

2. Number of new advocates recruited

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Lobbying to end dog racing
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Our Facebook and Twitter followers exploded in 2015 and in 2016, we hope to double our reach.

3. Number of new organizations signing on as collaborators

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Lobbying to end dog racing
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
In 2015, we continued to grow with collaborations with the ASPCA and the Humane Society, but also opened campaigns with groups in the UK, Australia and Macau. More at http://g2kww.org/1NdBHud

4. Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Lobbying to end dog racing
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
We provide timely and accurate information about the humane and economic aspects of dog racing to CBS Evening News, Huffington Post as well as foreign publications. Examples: thttp://g2kww.org/1T9MwN0

5. Number of states where dog racing is illegal.

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Lobbying to end dog racing
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Since 2001, lawmakers in multiple states have supported our bills to end dog racing. This cruel activity is now illegal in 39 states. More info at http://g2kww.org/1NdDhwb

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    It is our goal to end the cruelty of dog racing worldwide. We have now opened up campaigns in the United Kingdom, Asia and Australia and will keep working to close all the remaining US tracks as well. We aim to give all greyhounds the second chance they deserve through our adoption efforts across the globe.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    GREY2K USA Worldwide is unique in that it works on the legislative process to end dog racing. More than just education, we are going to the root of the problem and working to prohibit this cruel activity. Our president, Christine Dorchak, is an attorney and our executive director, Carey Theil, is an experienced political strategist. Together, they are succeeding as no one has before to end the cruelty of commercial greyhound racing.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    GREY2K USA Worldwide consists of a team of experts in the areas of pari-mutuel wagering, politics and the law. We are using all of our skills to help give greyhounds the second chance they have been waiting for.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Since our formation, 30 tracks in the United States have ended live racing, and countries such as South Africa, Jamaica and the Philippines have rejected the introduction of this cruel activity.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have succeeded in ending live racing at 30 tracks in the United States, but there are still 19 more to go. The greyhound racing industry is also active in the UK, Asia and Australia. We intend to keep working until all greyhounds, everywhere, receive the second chance they deserve.

service areas

International

Self-reported by organization

Areas Served Narrative

In the United States, our work is primarily focused in the remaining dog racing states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Texas and West Virginia but we are also working with advocates all across the world to end dog racing and promote adoption. We have helped prevent the legalization of dog racing in countries such as Jamaica, the Philippines and South Africa.

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Additional Documents

Blog

The organization's Blog

Social Media

@grey2kusa

@grey2kusa

@u/0/b/114842497766621952314/114842497766621952314/posts

@christinedorchak

@grey2kusa

@grey2kusa

@www.tumblr.com/blog/grey2kusa

Funding Needs

As a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, our focus is on lobbying and education.  We work to be a strong voice for greyhounds in the legislature, at the ballot box and in the courts.  We are also delighted to offer adoption referral services, helping to place needy greyhounds into homes arund the globe.

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GREY2K USA Worldwide Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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GREY2K USA Worldwide

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Carey Theil

BIO

Since co-founding GREY2K USA with Christine Dorchak in 2001, Carey has been featured in thousands of news articles about greyhound racing, and has published guest columns about the industry in the Boston Globe, Rocky Mountain News, Providence Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, Mobile Register and Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He has extensive legislative experience, and has testified in favor of stronger greyhound protection laws before legislative committees in Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Oregon. Carey volunteers his free time for various non-profits and currently sits on the board of directors for the organization Stop Predatory Gambling. Carey is also a national chess master and current president of the Boylston Chess Foundation.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"As executive director, I find inspiration in knowing that one day greyhounds will no longer be used in commercial racing."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Christine A Dorchak Esq.

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?