BeHonest announces the certification of “SAVE THE DOGS”
“Save the Dogs has always placed the highest importance on guaranteeing the quality of every single action undertaken by the association. It is for this reason that we have taken the decision to be assessed and evaluated, as we believe that the only way to progress, improve and differentiate ourselves is to be able to meet the highest standards possible, as well as being fully aware of our strengths and any weaknesses. Attaining the BEHONEST® certification is a further step towards ensuring the effectiveness of our work and demonstrating even greater transparency to our donors.”
Sara Turetta, President and Founder of Save the Dogs.
The purpose of certification is to guarantee the credibility of those who work in the non-profit sector and to protect those who donate and invest in the field of social welfare, particularly at a time like the present, when public spending is greatly reduced and when those who need assistance but cannot receive it from the State are reliant on the voluntary Third or Community Sector as their point of reference.
Further to formal and thorough authenticity checks, BEHONEST®, a non-profit organization that certifies, assesses and promotes the quality of the data of non-profit and voluntary sector bodies, has granted certification in favor of SAVE THE DOGS, an association which is at the forefront in countering the number of uncontrolled births of dogs and cats which leads to an increase in the quantity of strays, while working in parallel to improve the quality of life of animals living on the streets, and cases where adoption is not feasible.
As part of the Save the Dogs audit process, BEHONEST® focused on seven key areas of interest: legal compliance, transparency, management and human resources, operational and social management, accounting, administrative and economic policy, sustainability, fundraising and technical analysis of performance. BEHONEST® was also able to carry out an in-depth verification of the way in which Save the Dogs has made transparency and accountability integral aspects of their core, indispensable values. The association’s annual financial statements, social reports, statutes and organigrams are all freely available for consultation on the website.
Another positive factor that has been identified is the confirmation of the association’s solid revenue structure, both in terms of total income and in terms of diversification (5 distinct elements contribute significantly to the total result). This excellent source of fundraising activity is perfectly reflected in the 5×1000 initiative, which is an important resource for Save the Dogs and has a significantly higher number of preferences than the average quota.