Parrot Cove Exotic Bird and Environmental Education Preserve Inc
9954 Mizell Road
Attn Greg Poulain
Myakka City FL 34251-9428
Mission
Promoting responsible exotic avian care, avian placement, conservation awareness and avian veterinary advancements through education.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Cindy R Poulain
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Former Names
BLACK HILLS PARROT WELFARE AND EDUCATION CENTER
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2008
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Nov 2017
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $32,000.00
Projected Expenses $32,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement
2015 accomplishments;
1. Organized and held avian medicine symposium at our previous facility in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Teaching current Veterinarians and staff about exotic medicine. This helped fill a void in an underserved area.
 
2. Another defining achievement has been our ability to maintain a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor for the duration of our work as Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center. For a true unsolicited non biased view into our organization, it is suggested that time is taken to read the reviews of visitors from all around the world. 
 
3. Adopted 87 birds to well educated families and Zoo's.  
 
4. The purchase of nearly 8 pristine old Florida acres in Myakka City Florida. Followed by the  2200 mile move with almost 100 birds in June of 2015. In exchange for the great sacrifice of giving up a beautiful established facility that was fully self supporting through facility tours, education programs and sales from the on site avian supply store and gift shop, the decision was carefully and collaboratively made by the Founders and BOD's in favor of relocation where we could provide a more suitable environment with better habitat replication for the birds. While the short term has presented many challenges, it is far out weighed by the promise of achievability in the long term vision.
 
 
2016 Goals;
1. Construct 12 flights at our new facility.
 
2. Reimplement  our successful K-12 avian conservation and avian biology programs.
 
3. Build hurricane shelter for the birds and staff.
 
4. Expand our cooperation with other local facilities while building lasting community partnerships.
 
5. Expand our self sustaining crops to feed the birds. 
 
Needs Statement
1. Provide on site emergency shelter for birds in our care: The birds live in large aviaries susceptible to damaging winds and flying debris during a hurricane, it is imperative that we provide suitable secondary shelter for such an event.This could be cost effectively accomplished by purchasing a 40 foot cargo container, anchor to concrete footings and outfit with A/C,   generator, and cages for each bird. This could also serve as a much needed climate controlled treatment clinic. $5200.00

2. Extend water line to flight area: Approx. 700 feet. $900.00

3. Large bird flights: Seven more currently needed. $2100.00 ea.

4. Quarantine room: Many incoming birds are not acclimated to Florida weather. Since all incoming birds are required to go through an initial quarantine period to assess health and disease we need a separate climate controlled area to do this. A pre-constructed building could be purchased and outfitted with heat and A/C. $6300.00

5. Security System: We have been entrusted with many rare and endangered birds. It is our duty to provide the safest and most secure environment we can. A 16 camera DVR system would extend the coverage of our existing setup and eliminate blind spots.  $850.00
Background Statement
Following many years of serving the avian community in different capacities along with zoological and conservation efforts through organizations like American Federation of Aviculture, Greg & Cindy Poulain recognized the need for organized avian welfare, relating to the large amount of captive companion birds. Forming Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center and later becoming Parrot Cove Exotic Bird and Environmental Education Preserve.
 
Identifying areas of need that included proper care education, conservation awareness, a safe place to relinquish unwanted birds and providing a prearranged option for the many people who will not outlive their companion bird.  Helping countless birds and their owners through education , consultation,  placement, conservation and rehabilitation.
 
Building relationships with many of the nations leading Zoos, Avian Welfare Organizations, Avian Medical Professionals, and Avian Conservation Groups has been instrumental in our plight to protect the future of all birds.
 
Offering K-12 programs and public appearances has given us the opportunity to bring awareness to the need for conservation and allowed us to expose the next generation to birds.  
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments Parrot Cove Exotic Bird and Environmental Education Preserve maintains a national presence and collaborates with other facilities and zoo's nationwide, routinely having birds come from all 50 states as well as commonly answering phone and email avian inquiries/questions worldwide. 
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type Environment
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
As Co-Founder and President my greatest reward is witnessing how we have impacted so many lives. Everything pales in comparison to seeing a scared bird gain trust or a sick bird become well. The grateful children and adults that we have helped with our presentations and classes. Along with observing people obtain new knowledge is priceless. 
 
Each day is fulfilling because I have the honor of caring for animals that are capable of returning love like no other. My daily interaction with the birds while providing enrichment, accessing diets and monitoring health give me an unparalleled view into their true adaptation. Few life experiences equal  that of a bird greeting you with a "good morning" or "I Love You". The birds provide so much fulfillment I have sympathy for people who never get the opportunity to experience birds and their unique intelligence.
 
Much of my work involves administration, consulting, bookkeeping, correspondence, and daily care of the birds. My approach is somewhat emotional and that gives me the ability to communicate well with the public by sharing personal stories and experiences. While my husband of 30 years and Co-Founder takes a more scientific approach that serves well in his duties of facility construction, maintenance, dietary preparation, lectures and zoological liaison. We jointly share educational presentations, avian medical treatment, rehabilitation and many other duties. This is all accomplished through the use of dedicated volunteers.
 
Organizational diversity can be challenging and when lacking can affect longevity. Our common lifelong love of birds, ability to keep each other focused, individual talents, and cooperation in sharing responsibility have multiplied our effectiveness. 
 
Disappointingly our largest obstacle, remains our ability to convey the need for our organization. Most people are not aware of the amount of birds in the US that are awaiting adoption or the increasing amount entering adoption programs. Even less understand the level of intelligence, long life spans, specific care required and how many species are currently endangered. This lack of knowledge results in a public perception that inadvertently causes them to perceive that birds are low on the priority list for their support. Through education and example we will continue to reach out educating as many people possible.    
Programs
Description
This long running program includes a customized educational presentation developed for specific age groups. The K-7 program is a 45 minute presentation on conservation awareness. Explaining and exhibiting endangered species of birds, identifying where they are from, what they eat, why they are endangered and how the students can become involved. Many fascinating facts are discussed appropriate to the age group. There is a Q&A segment where the various conservation groups are mentioned along with handouts that include contact information, to direct the students efforts.
The 8-12th grade program is avian biology based. Avian anatomy, physiology, origin, species identification and other scientific data are presented during the 1 hour presentation. Again the Q&A segment is well utilized with time for the students to interact safely with the birds.
Budget $1,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Bird Preservation & Protection
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Families Adults
Short Term Success
The amount of participation in our Q&A segment is a good indicator and allows us to continually tailor our programs to fit interest. Our long standing involvement in these programs has given our volunteers the intuition to read the students and include facts that appeal to that particular audience. Many times the evolution of dinosaurs to birds is of more interest, while other times the students want a detailed response to why some birds have the ability to talk like humans. Each program is different and as enjoyable to the staff as it is to the students. 
 
With only 914 species of the global 9998 species of birds residing in the US most school age children have never been exposed to the diverse make up of the worlds amazing feathered population. Through our program and its representation of different continents, students gain a lifelong interest in science, geography and culture.  
Long Term Success Invitations back year after year for our program are commonplace. Many times we have both school staff and parents of students requesting to be included in our programs. Often because they know someone that has experienced our presentation. Post presentation we frequently have parents comment on how their child has wanted a bird, but after learning more they don't feel they are currently ready for the commitment. Supporters and volunteers of our organization can often be directly linked to and a result of this program.  
Program Success Monitoring
Directly monitored by the number of requests we receive for return visits and the number of additional classes added each year. Also follow up referrals for consultation or other services after a presentation are reliable indicators of success monitoring.
 
Weeks or months after a presentation we often receive cards and drawings from the younger age groups. The older kids sometimes contact us for support in essays and have also been known to organize fundraisers. Frequently the school staff indicates we are the highlight for the entire school year. 
Program Success Examples
Through this program we have had High School students preparing to enter the Veterinary field, decide to do so with an emphasis on avian medicine. We have also had some students continue on to do summer internships at our facility, expanding their knowledge and preparing them for a future in the avian field. Weather at the level of medicine, husbandry, zoo keeper or welfare advocate.
 
We commonly have classes  assume a direct role in supporting our organization by holding fundraisers in our name and also collecting supplies used in the daily care of the birds. Others have participated in planting, facility clean up days and other supportive tasks. 
 
Description From the moment of inception, our adoption policy was carefully thought out by the Board of Directors to follow a strict protocol that would ensure safety and success for both the bird and human. This includes a pre-adoption class (about 7 hours) where basic care, health, diet, enrichment, safety and much more is covered. A home inspection to certify the environmental safety of the bird is preformed. And the potential adopter is expected to make several visits and interact with the birds prior to the Board of Directors decision, supported by volunteer staff observations. It has always been our opinion that successful adoptions are far more important than the number of adoptions.
Budget $1,800
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Ownership
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults
Short Term Success
This can be demonstrated by the level of happiness and excitement we see adopters exhibit in welcoming a new bird into their family. Their posts on social media, follow up calls and return visits by adopters and their birds post adoption, allow us to monitor the transition.
 
Making ourselves available for post adoption consultation,  provides the adopters confidence in their ability to handle any situation that may arise.  
Long Term Success Our organization has set the bar high through consistently maintaining a low return rate of adopted birds. Steady at 2% for 8 years running demonstrates the performance of our protocol.  Documented by a 2013 independent national survey of nearly 20 organizations in 15 states. These organizations were independently visited and evaluated on several operational protocols. Among them adoption statistics were reviewed and indicated a national average of 14% failed adoptions among birds. While some circumstances in adoption are unavoidable like adopter illness, death or relocation outside the country can result in the return of birds. Others are preventable. We feel this data supports our level of success.
Program Success Monitoring
Through continued follow up with past adopters, phone and internet support, social media, and consultation requests we are able to evolve and meet new program needs.
 
77% of birds adopted in the last 9 years remain in that same home, facility or zoo. 
34% of past adopters have returned to adopt one or more birds.
2% of all birds adopted have returned to our care for different reasons. 
Program Success Examples One of many that come to mind is the adoption of several birds over a 3 year period. Several years ago we were approached by the Science Learning Center in Gillette, Wyoming (an interactive life and science center operated by the Campbell County School District and open to school districts in three states along with the general public) to collaborate with them on developing a teaching standard they could use within their programs. Having had birds in their program for years they wanted to expand their efforts. Following the completion our pre-adoption class by their Staff, we jointly developed a curriculum that included conservation, and biology before they adopted their first avian ambassador from us. Followed by more in subsequent  years. These birds receive the absolute best in care and thrive on the supervised interaction they receive from the thousands of visitors weekly. 
Description Among the many classes we have administered in the past and continue to offer include; avian anatomy for enrolled Veterinary students, jointly held Exotic Emergency Medicine Symposiums for practicing Veterinarians where we have brought in leading exotic Veterinarians to teach classroom and wet labs to practicing Veterinarians in underserved areas, clinics for University Ornithology students and more. However our best refined and most utilized class is our Pre Adoption Avian Basics Class. This covers a variety of topics including care, health, diet, enrichment, disease, training, safety, history, species identification, behavior and more in an intensive 7 hour class. Since moving to Florida we have begun to offer this to other facilities and are actively holding classes for their staff and potential  adopters.
Budget $600
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal-Related, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Families
Short Term Success
Nearly 15% of our attendees in the Avian Basic Class are people that have not fully committed to the prospect of adding a bird to their family. After acquiring more knowledge as a result of the class some of these people make an educated decision to postpone acquiring a bird or decide their lifestyle is not cohesive to this type of companion.
 
Approximately 45% of attendees are adopting from us and another 30% are adopting from a different facility or already have birds and want to learn more. All attendees leave with new found knowledge, printed handouts and many resources for the future health, happiness and well-being of both themselves and their bird.
Long Term Success
Prior to our first Exotic Emergency Medicine Symposium in South Dakota the area was only served by large animal and dog/cat Veterinarians. This left the owners of exotics with a 400+ mile drive to the closest trained Veterinarian for even basic care. Our first class was attended by nearly 20 area Veterinarians where they learned about patient stabilization, common diagnosis and surgical procedures in both classroom and wet lab settings. Attendees were also provided with many resources as we were able to recruit 8 of the nations top exotic Veterinarians to mentor and consult the attendees through phone and email. We also received State approval to issue continuing education hours to the attendees.
 
This all created a network that will continue to save countless exotics in the area long after we moved.
Program Success Monitoring
Continued communication between past attendees, avian medical professionals, zoo's and other facilities provide us with current statistics, trends and advancements to make adjustments to our programs for present and future success.
 
Through post class questionnaires 100% of attendees report learning more than expected and over 70% exhibit an interest in attending a more advanced class.
 
Attendance has increased by a minimum of 22% annually .  
 
Watching people rebuild relationships with their birds along with the number of people that report they are now confident  they can properly care for a bird, are examples of how we have improved lives and  averted more birds being placed into facilities already flooded with birds in need of a home. 
 
Program Success Examples
We have had people take the Avian Basic Class for many reasons. Here are some examples.
A person recently acquired their first bird and wants to learn more about the care. Through our education they learn that the diet they are feeding is not appropriate for their species and will result in detrimental health effects. After consultation the proper diet is offered and the bird goes on to live a full life.
Other times we have relinquishment requests from people that have a bird that has developed behavior issues or maybe the person just inherited a bird from a family member that recently passed on and they don't feel qualified to care for it. We suggest they take the class and in most cases these people are able to  gain the tools to properly care for a loved family bird or correct undesirable behavior and return to living in harmony. These are just a few examples that have repeated themselves time and again.  
Description
Making ourselves available for public appearances and lectures when invited provides us extraordinary opportunities to educate and align our mission with a diverse public cross section. 
 
Providing we can assure safety for both the attending public and our ambassador birds, the opportunity to educate exists and there are no conflicts of interest, we accept the invitation. Some examples of past events include senior care facilities, community street fairs, scouting events, car/motorcycle rallies, avian conference lectures, state/county fairs, university lectures, child and adult with handicaps events, bird/nature clubs and more.
 
These events present many ways to educate, network, meet bird owners, gain supporters, market our services, solicit volunteers, build awareness and learn organizational tactics. Some years we estimate we have had direct contact with over 250,000 people through these events.
Budget $2,700
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Exhibitions & Shows
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served US
Short Term Success
Many attendees later report that through dietary suggestions made at an event their bird appears to be healthier and often confirmed by their Veterinarian. Other attendees indicate their relationship with their bird has dramatically improved due to information they received at an event.
 
These events serve as a venue where we can approach the public explaining how and why we exist. What we do and how we do it, along with what we have to offer. This results in reaching a much larger population than we are able to educate through facility tours. 
 
Sometimes just the smile on a person that needed one or witnessing the elderly person that was able to relive a childhood memory of a loved pet bird is often enough to satisfy our criteria of success.  
Long Term Success
Over 20% of our adoption clients have been meet through public appearances. Nearly 80% of our first time appearance requests are the result of an interested party that has attended a public event.
 Consultation contacts are often received years after someone sees our presentation at a public event. 
Our educational approach at public events is one that creates a captive audience through the use of visuals and interesting facts. By captive I mean one that has the audience wanting to do 3 things.
1- Listen
2- Learn
3- Be Entertained
We have learned that a captive audience retains more information and is excited about sharing it with others. This technique makes educators out of the general public and compounds our efforts and mission goals.  
Program Success Monitoring
The overwhelming success of this program was resulting in an average of 20% increase in volunteer hours annually to meet the requests. In 2014 we began scaling back and since our move to Florida we are taking a very conservative approach to re implementing this program. 
 
Although we are very excited about getting back into public view where we preform very well, the other issues of building a new facility and rebuilding our volunteer base has taken  precedence.
Program Success Examples
When the public is presented with live birds that many have never seen there becomes a real and personal interest in the details. Sharing information about the birds origin, capabilities and history exposes people to a part of the world previously out of their reach.
 
In 2010 a Foundation was so impressed with our community education programs that they purchased and donated a bus for us to use in the transportation of volunteers and birds to our appearances. This has also been extensively used in rescues, Veterinary transports and adoption events.
 
In 2011 a zoo keeper attending a community street fair entered into a discussion with us about avian conservation awareness relating to the general public. She was so inspired that she developed her own program that has been administered at the zoo and presented 4 times a day in the bird show reaching 100s of thousands of visitors annually.
Description It is our official opinion that direct conservation efforts are best achieved by organizations with extensive knowledge in a species and the funding/resources to carry out that mission. We have adopted the approach to bring awareness about the need for conservation and educate on where to direct support. By now you have noticed all of our programs are based on education. In each program we reserve a segment that addresses the need, the number of species affected (currently 119 out of 372 species in the Parrot family alone are endangered to some degree) why they are endangered, and what you can do about it. Staying abreast of current statistics, we are able to cite facts. We also make available a list of some of the most effective organizations, the species they represent, their specific objectives and their contact information for those that have an interest in becoming involved.
Budget $400
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Bird Preservation & Protection
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served US
Short Term Success
Less that 5% of the people we come into contact with can identify where Angola is located. However once presented with a beautiful bird from the region, people want to know details and conservation becomes a real and addressable issue.
 
Including scientifically backed data regarding the severity of obstacles  associated with conservation and citing examples of how it will directly affect the attendees seems to generate thought about issues far removed from their personal lives. Most Americans have little knowledge of deforestation or what the lasting effects will be for them as it relates to food production, future medical discoveries or even the products and conveniences they enjoy daily. 100% of attendees are shocked to find out 12% of the worlds birds are currently facing total extinction. 
Long Term Success
Once enough people become aware of a problem, action is no longer avoidable. Given the opportunity to become involved, a small but growing group are becoming part of the solution. While technology has replaced many things. Face to face interaction along with visible examples and a tangible course of action remain the most effective avenue to instill an important point.
 
It is hard to quantify our effects on distant programs, but our involvement in this capacity has demonstrated an increase in awareness among a segment of the population that other wise has had no exposure to this subject. About 30% of our contacts express a desire to become proactive in conservation. Prior to the beginning of a presentation, not 1 in 50 people will understand how poaching has affected wild populations of endangered birds. However after the presentation each and every attendee will be able to explain the most effective method for stopping it.
Program Success Monitoring
Contact with supporting organizations and the increasing public request for information on conservation organizations are reliable sources for monitoring the success of this program. Other factors we consider, include the amount of participation we receive during Q&A segments and post program correspondence with attendees. 
Program Success Examples
For three years we have collaborated with the staff and lead Veterinarian of Proyecto Asis (an NGO avian conservation and rehabilitation organization in Costa Rica) They specialize in the repopulation of Scarlet Macaws in the region. Our collaboration is related to a government mandate for the release of captive birds into the wild population. We have had ongoing discussions about topics that include possible disease transmission, how to encourage foraging of foods for captive birds pre release into the wild and possible techniques for the reversal of human imprinting on birds. While we don't have the highest hope for some of these issues, we do believe this work could result in useable knowledge for other programs. 
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
The synchronicity and alignment of program objectives with organizational visions and goals continue to be complimentary of each other. Continual assessment of the organization along with its services and programs are utilized for target focus and paths to achievement.
 
While many times our vision will surpass the organizations technical or financial means, we seem to possess an innate ability to surround ourselves with people that are willing to make sacrifices to an end goal. Seldom do we feel self encumbered and have been blessed with many great people and organizations over the years that share our common love of birds.  In a field filled with opposing views we have maintained an ability to avoid controversy. This has all been instrumental in our success to communicate and educate across many borders.
 
Although non profit work can be at many times thankless and disappointing, our organization and its volunteers remain focused on a very rewarding mission. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 8
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
Ziggys Haven Bird Sanctuary; Based in Florida, Has donated flights to us, collaborated on education and offered their facility for a disaster evacuation base of operation. We have likewise offered ours in the event they had to evacuate. We are also currently preforming classes at their facility.
 
Proyecto Asis; We have visited their facility in Costa Rica and collaborated on different aspects of avian conservation.
 
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary: Based in Utah, we have collaborated with them on grant opportunities, provided medical care for a sick Toucan from them and in turn they have sent educational presenters  to our public events.
 
Dallas World Aquarium; On multiple occasions we have  provided care for and received many different species of birds from them.
 
Reptile Gardens and Wildlife Experiences; Based in South Dakota. Over a period of many years we both accepted and sent birds to each others programs along with jointly performing educational programs at each others events. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization
Core management values and strategies are implemented by using the Co-Founders experience in operating other successful businesses, while utilizing input from the Board of Directors and observing other strong non profit organizations. 
 
Lacking available funding to hire administrative staff has always been an obstacle we have adapted to. Our priorities in programs and care of the birds will probably always take precedence. This philosophy has motivated the Co-Founders to adapt by prioritizing the careful use of their time. Sharing many responsibilities like compliance or volunteer management, while other duties like record keeping and correspondence is assumed by the one that posses that talent. Improving abilities through seminars, webinars and publications have proven to be useful while creating new support. Other organizations are often willing to share with us what has worked and what has not relating to volunteer recruiting, retention or other aspects of management. Our goal is to remain streamlined and effective to free up time for direct involvement in the mission.
 
Continued self evaluation, Board of Director oversight and informal collective discussions help keep us focused and discover new approaches. Many times we simply adopt already proven management standards like those outlined in the Association of Zoo's & Aquarium's or USDA compliance manuals. Our level of professionalism has never been limited by our size.  
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization
Daily operational  procedures remain a strong suit of the organization, however long term strategic planning is an area we are seeking help with.
 
Due to our new geographic location we are currently rewriting our disaster preparedness plan that includes temporary pre arranged bases of operations (100 miles to the north and 100 miles to the south) to be used in the event of an evacuation. We are also actively collecting provisions for a shelter in place order. Recent membership with VOAD will aid in this development.
 
A long term strategic plan that includes succession of management is being discussed. Challenges that exist include our assessment of the changing needs for our organization, that will or could become present in our new location.
 
 Identifying future sources of income and fundraising opportunities are of immediate priority. Our fundraising plan is being developed as we discover new and innovative strategies.  
 
 
 
Multi-Media Comments by Organization The nature of our work can be very labor intensive leaving little time for social media. However we make an attempt to update our facebook page at least 3-4 times a week. Many times posting pictures of adoptable birds, progress in our facility, needs, recognition of donors and educational material. We are currently approaching 4000 Facebook followers world wide.
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Document Retention Policy
Board Chair
Board Chair Cindy R Poulain
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Aug 2015 to Aug 2017
Board Chair Email contact@parrotcovepreserve.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Jack Benson Black Hills Ammunition
Stephanie Hansen Walmart/Sams Club
Cindy Robin Poulain Community Volunteer
Greg E Poulain Tropic Coast
Dana Schroeder USPS
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 96
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
Any lack of financial ability to hire a professional management team has historically been resolved with the Co- Founders passion and business management experience. Possessing a working knowledge of accounting, an ability to motivate/utilize volunteers and how to market the organization, have contributed to our success.
 
The unique nature of the organization demands a Board of Directors that have prior experience with our mission, achievements and goals. This has resulted in a BOD's spread over a large geographical area. As we become more established in our new location and people become familiar with and active within the organization, new opportunities to recruit will present themselves.  
 
Another opportunity that has been recognized, is the presence of other like minded facilities located within the state of Florida. We have already meet several times with other facilities in an effort to build a coalition that can draw on each others strengths and help solve each others deficits.    
 
Animal welfare is a monumental undertaking that requires enormous passion and cohesive effort. Starting with the strategical planning of the Board of Directors, implemented by strong management, and all coming together with the dedication of volunteers. 
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $32,000.00
Projected Expenses $32,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
990N2015
990N2014
990N2013
Form 9902008
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$60,049$29,218$36,677
Administration Expense$516$896$1,506
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.241.211.36
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%97%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$174,503$129,479$133,733
Current Assets$1,620$24,876$29,270
Long-Term Liabilities($1,130)$68,290$78,864
Current Liabilities$152,703$63$120
Total Net Assets$22,930$61,126$54,749
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $20,819Contributions, gifts, grants $24,646Contributions, gifts, grants $30,303
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Program Service Revenue $11,845Program Service Revenue $21,344
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0Other $317
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.01394.86243.92
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%53%59%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization Among our largest challenges is financial sustainability. Our previous facility was 100% self supporting through public tours, education classes, adoptions and sales from the onsite bird supply store / gift shop. Set goals include opening our new location to the public by years end. Construction of a visitors center and store will be necessary. This will be accomplished by continuing to purchase and stockpile building materials as we can afford them, with hopes of starting construction by the end of 2017. We are also actively planting sustainable crops like fruit, nuts and vegetables to reduce the cost of feeding the birds while better replicating their natural diets.
 
The past year has been primarily supported through contributions from the two Co Founders.
 
Succession of our work as Founders is of utmost importance and will be achieved through the end goal of financial sustainability of the organization. Providing enough reserves to afford the acquisition of a professional successor, likely recruited from within the avian community.   
 
The new location of our facility will undoubtedly be our biggest asset. With dramatically increased population comes increased opportunities for support and involvement. In addition we fully anticipate visitors will surpass our previous location once we are open to the public. The demographics of the new region statistically demonstrates a much higher per capita income than we were exposed to. And the environment being more conducive to having birds, is sure to result in increased adoption.   
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited compilations.  Contributions may include foundation and corporate support as they are not separately stated on the compilations.
Nonprofit Parrot Cove Exotic Bird and Environmental Education Preserve Inc
Address 9954 Mizell Road
Attn Greg Poulain
Myakka City, FL 9428
Phone 941 219-3688

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