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Assess your organization

The HSUS has partnered with organizational science experts at the University of North Carolina Charlotte to offer four unique tools to help animal sheltering organizations and rescue groups assess and enhance their people care.

The animals in your community depend on you, so it’s critical for your organization to have a high performing team. The tools below will help you attract and retain awesome staff and volunteers that work as a cohesive team, and make you more effective at helping animals.

People Practices Self-Check
This FREE online self-assessment tool helps leaders of municipal and private shelters assess their organizations’ practices around hiring, employee onboarding, training, recognition, people management, internal communications, teamwork and more. Answer questions to generate an instant report showing your answers, feedback, and resources for improvement.

Rescue Group Program Assessment
This FREE tool will help volunteer-run rescue groups engage and retain committed volunteers. Following a quick initial consultation, your volunteers take a short, confidential online survey in which they provide feedback on areas related to your group’s volunteer program. A UNCC consultant will analyze the results and walk you through your confidential, customized report to identify strengths and prioritize steps for improvement.

Volunteer Program Assessment
This FREE engagement survey helps shelters assess their volunteer programs. Following a quick initial consultation, your volunteers take a short, confidential online survey that will gather their opinions on areas such as engagement, volunteer management, communications, and more. A UNCC consultant will analyze the results and walk you through your confidential, customized report to identify strengths and prioritize steps for improvement.

Shelter Employee Engagement & Development Survey
This comprehensive employee engagement survey provides an affordable option for municipal and private animal shelters that want to take a deeper look at their overall effectiveness. Cost varies according to staff size. An approximate base cost for 50 employees is $1,400. After an initial consultation, staff accesses a confidential online survey covering employee attitudes and opinions on areas such as peer support, morale, supervision, communication, training and more. A UNCC consultant will analyze the results and walk you through a summary of the data reports, discuss strengths and growth areas, and help generate ideas for improvements and solutions.

Virtual Consultant
This FREE self-assessment tool Helps leaders of municipal and private shelters and rescues with centralized facilities assess their organizations’ practices on critical aspects of animal care. Answer questions to generate an instant report showing your answers, feedback, and resources for improvement.