Animal related

GREY2K USA Worldwide

Protecting Greyhounds Worldwide

aka GREY2K USA

Arlington, MA

Mission

GREY2K USA Worldwide is the largest greyhound protection organization in the world. 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.

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.

Ruling Year

2001

President and General Counsel

Ms. Christine Dorchak

Executive Director

Mr. Carey Theil

Main Address

P.O. Box F

Arlington, MA 02476 USA

Keywords

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

EIN

04-3554776

 Number

3858810070

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The work of GREY2K USA Worldwide will be realized when all greyhound receive the second chance they deserve and commercial dog racing ends everywhere.

Our programs

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

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Lobbying to end dog racing

Promoting the adoption of ex-racing greyhounds

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Lobbying to end dog racing

Context notes

We have an 81% program rate. More at http://g2kww.org/1qZQKy9

Number of new advocates recruited

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Lobbying to end dog racing

Context notes

Our Facebook and Twitter followers exploded to 500,000 in 2017 and we expect to continue growing our reach and educating more people about the cruelty of dog racing. Join us!

Number of new organizations signing on as collaborators

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Lobbying to end dog racing

Context notes

In 2017, we lobbied to end dog racing in China, ushering in the closure of the infamous Canidrome. We launched an historic ballot question campaign to end racing in its biggest US state of Florida.

Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Lobbying to end dog racing

Context notes

We provide timely and accurate information about the humane and economic aspects of dog racing to both national and local newspapers, blogs, radio and TV stations. Examples at http://bit.ly/2t5ONVY

Number of states where dog racing is illegal.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Lobbying to end dog racing

Context notes

Since 2001, lawmakers in ten states have supported our bills to end dog racing. This cruel activity is now illegal in 40 states and the US Territory of Guam. More info at http://g2kww.org/2EAJ7FU

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

It is our goal to end the cruelty of dog racing worldwide and provide a safe landing for the gentle dogs now treated as "racing machines" in this cruel industry. We have now opened up campaigns across the globe and will keep working to close all the remaining US tracks as well. Our biggest campaign ever, to make dog racing illegal in its biggest (and oldest) state is now ongoing, With the passage of our ballot questio in November 2018, eleven of the remaining American tracks will wind down operations by December 2020.

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.

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.

Dozens of 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. Following our eight-year campaign in Macua, China's only legal dog track was forced to close down operations on July 21, 2018.

We have succeeded in ending live racing at dozens of tracks in the United States, but there are still 17 more to go. The greyhound racing industry is also active in Australia, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, the UK, and Vietnam We intend to keep working until all greyhounds, everywhere, receive the second chance they deserve.

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Financials

GREY2K USA Worldwide

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?

Yes