The mission of GO TEAM is to train handler-dog teams to offer relief, caring, and assistance to those in need.
The GO TEAM handler/dog teams are dedicated to placing well-trained, certified therapy dog teams in programs that provide comfort and caring through a canine-human bond.
Our special volunteers serve in a wide variety of settings including assisted living homes, libraries, schools, airports and hospitals. Teams provide help to victims in distress and work with our servicemen, first responders, and anywhere a therapy/comfort dog is needed.
GO TEAM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Performance Metrics – 2019
Trained 224 new teams
Volunteered 30,038 hours
Traveled 274,490 miles to train and volunteer
Processed 406 member renewals
Established 10 new policies and procedures
Held 13 board meetings in 12 months
Revenue and Expenses
Fiscal Years 2018, 2019
Source: Self-reported by organization
|Contributions, Grants, Gifts||$30,147||$10,886|
|Program Services _________||$44,640||$77,877|
|Payments to Affiliates||$0||$0|
What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
Recruit and train more handler-dog teams and facilitate more therapy dog visits in our communities.
What are the organization’s key strategies for making this happen?
Deliver a high quality training/certification program for qualified candidates, re-certify active teams annually, and maintain a support network for active teams (e.g. admin, guidance, oversight, and visit assistance).
What are the organization’s capabilities for doing this?
Leverage both paid staff, independent contractors, and volunteers to deliver training and support active handlers. Maintain a vast social media presence to share ideas for reaching out to communities.
How will they know if they are making progress?
We will be able to see progress by monitoring the current active teams and the new registrations. We are currently gaining over 258 new likes on our main Facebook page and reaching over 17 thousand viewer engagements per month. We also review our Membership Metrics monthly in our Board Meetings. On 1/1/2019 we had 469 active members and as of 11/4/2019 we have 578. We are projected to have 597 active Members by 12/31/2019.
What have they accomplished so far and what’s next?
Our program has grown significantly from those 2 original dog/handler teams, from 2012. We are nationwide and have teams overseas. We were awarded the Red Cross Hometown Heroes award, for multiple years.