Category Archives: About Our Organization

26 Mar

2015 Budget

Our 2015 budget, prepared by Sally Simon (Board of Directors) builds upon “lessons learned” during 2014.

  • CLICK HERE to download a printable .pdf of the budget document displayed below. Please note: this requires legal-size paper

2015 Budget rev 042915

 

22 Jan

Income and Expenses

Curious whether we’re spending our donations wisely? Although we cannot give details about our work with protected populations, it’s possible to keep our financial activity totally transparent!

Balances 6/4/2017:

  • Savings Account: $1,500.16 cash reserves
  • Checking Account: $2,314.55
  • PayPal: $15.10
  • Credit Card: $0

2017 Income and Expenses

  • 2017 Income: $3608.85  (+ reimbursement of education loan  $129.85 = $3,738.74)
  • 2017 Expenses Paid Directly by Little Dog: -$2,699.80
  • 2017 Expenses Paid by Others (In-Kind): -$92.89
  • 2017 Cash Flow

2016 Income and Expenses (updated 5/8/17 – Final)

12 Feb

2014 Income and Expenses

Curious whether we’re spending our donations wisely?  This page is a real-time report of our income and expenditures, updated weekly.

While the focus for 2013 was building infrastructure and accumulating program supplies, in 2014 much of our expenses will be directed toward training and support for new teams.

Cash Flow

  • Bank Balance on Jan 1, 2014: $633.11
    • + Inflow to Checking Account:  +$4250.15 (detailed below)
      – Outflow from Checking Account:  -$3285.77 (detailed below)
      – Unidentified error of  -$4.56
  • Current Bank Balance:  $1,592.93  (12/29/14) 
  • In-kind Donations to-date: $956.88
  • CURRENT RECEIVABLES:
    $43  from handler for 2015 ClickerExpo registration
  • CURRENT PAYABLES: 0
  • PENDING EARLY 2015 EXPENSES:
    $425 Insurance
    $10 Charity Status renew with the Dept of Justice

2014 Income To-Date – $4250.15

  • $70.00 rebate for laminator
  • $3.26  iGive
  • $15 rebate for PayPal Here gizmo
  • $0.69 miscellaneous balance in PayPal account
  • $4.45 donation ($5 donation from L. Keast minus PayPal handling)
  • $193.90 ($200 donation from Andrew Harris minus PayPal handling)
  • $30 donation – iGive (for Dec 2013)
  • $72.55 donation – Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program (Q1 2014)
  • $64.94 targeted donation for domain name management
  • $85.74 targeted donation for six bait bags
  • $5.00 cash donation (Linda Mehlig)
  • $71.30   ($75 from five “Try-It-Out” registration fees less PayPal handling fee)
  • $5.00 cash donation (L. Keast)
  • $300  (two Test Prep series fees)
  • $145.35 ($150 for one Test Prep series  fee less PayPal handling fee)
  • $119.13 ($123 targeted donation from L. Keast,  less PayPal  fee)
  • $25.00 (Test Prep series partial payment)
  • $1000 donation from IDEXX Laboratories
  • $10 donation – Amazonsmile Foundation
  • $35 cash donation (C. Miller)
  • $121.50 donation – Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program (Q2 2014)
  • $23.97 donation (Troy May, in honor of Olivia Vaughn, less PayPal handling fee)
  • $22.00 (Test Prep series partial payment)
  • $99.00 targeted donation from L. Keast for GrantStation
  • $99.00 donation from L. Keast (doh! accidental duplication…)
  • $19.15 reimbursement of Dog.com purchase (personal items added to get free shipping)
  • $100 targeted donation from L. Keast to help cover Nandi’s Vet bill
  • $1000 Fidelity Charitable grant made possible through the generosity and recommendation of the Arth Baker Fund ($300 to be applied to scholarships, $100 targeted for Nandi’s Vet bill, $600 for insurance and regulatory expenses)
  • $180 from handlers toward the ClickerExpo registration cost.
  • $109.54 donation  – Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program (Q3 2014)
  • $29.71 donation from L. Keast for Eli and Lili’s trading cards (less PayPal fee)
  • $14.99 donation from J. Lin for Nandi’s trading cards (less PayPal fee)
  • $14.99 donation from T. Arth for Nandi’s trading cards(less PayPal fee)
  • $14.99 donation from S. Goldstein for Nandi’s trading cards (less PayPal fee)
  • $110.00 donation by clients of Personal Beast’s Santa Paws / Raffle
  • $35.00 cash donation from C. Miller

2014 Expenditures To-Date – $3284.77

Infrastructure, Medical, Regulatory Expenses – $1,337.04

  • $425 for liability insurance (The Hartford) – one year, until Feb 2015
  • $89.95  Security Certificate for Web site
  • $64.94 to renew two domain names + add .info, all with privacy, all for one year (Dotster) – offset by targeted donation
  • $10.00  Charity status renewal (the Oregon Department of Justice CT-12) – one year
  • $119.20 to extend registration for 6 domain names + add domain name theLittleDogLaughedAAT.com
  • $16.95 (Dotster) – Web site backup/restore for one year
  • $135 (Dotster) – 2 years hosting
  • $99.00  (TechSoup) – 1 seat of GrantStation for 1 year – offset by targeted donation
  • $247.00 for Nandi’s Vet bill after an on-the-job accident
  • $50.00 Oregon State Corporation Commission – annual fee
  • $80.00  Post Office Box rental – annual fee

STAR Team Training Expenses – $1244.19 (+ $691.42 in-kind)

  • $360.00 for site rental – STAR Team training series (8 dates, 2+ hrs/session)
  • $76 for two waterproof, double-sided yard signs to guide people to the site
  • $50 fee for first Tricks Class taught by Lisa Wyatt
  • $11  six water/swim noodles, one heart-shaped tap-light + batteries, six cloth water balls, one tiny swing top wastebasket
  • $14  three small size cloth water balls, 13 sturdy colored placemats (aka ‘location targets”)
  • $100 donation to Girl Scout Troop 40020 for assistance on two days
  • $50 fee for STAR Team Basic Qualification Test Evaluation – Linda Hamilton
  • $50 fee for second Tricks class taught by Susan Fletcher
  • $50 donation to Bradley Angle for presentation at final class
  • $475.00 – 2-day ClickerExpo registration for STAR handler April C.
  • $8.19  six ID cards – two color copies (one for file)

In-Kind Donations not included in the total above   ($691.42)
(donor purchased the item directly then gave it to us) 

  • $2.97 – Sound Files for use during training/testing (crying baby sounds, dog sounds, traffic sounds)
  • $7.35 “Bop it” hand-held game for work on focus, timing
  • $2.99  4 water balls
  • $6.98  4 gold hand towels for under water bowls
  • $51.13  Three Tricks books recommended by Lisa Wyatt
  • $75.00  Coffee, water, ice, snack items
  • $545.00   3-day ClickerExpo registration for STAR handler Regina N. donated by Chris Shank (Cockatoo Downs)

Children-Specific Program Expenses – $703.54 (+ $265.46 in-kind)

Non-Consumable Items  – $ 543.71
  • $6.36 Two “puppies”  for scent-based “Finding the Lost Puppies” game
  • $5.99 Final baby doll of color for scent-based “Finding Baby Dora-the-Explorer”
  • $9.98  Two new decks of cards for clicker-practice
  • $85.74 for six small bait bags to be used by the children – offset by targeted donation
  • $7.20 for test star patches (Laughing Lizard) for donated tote bags
  • $12.99 sound machine (originally purchase two, returned one)
  • $6.56 two tailed balls for use with tic-tac-toe  game
  • $24.43 containers and objects for game props
  • $8.06  Fabric Dye for donated tote bags, red/green yarn for marking props
  • $59.00 for a soft crate “safe place” to be used at Parry Center
  • $18.55 for crates to hold lending library, 3 log books for apprentice handlers
  • $89.52 for 8 collapsible silicon dog water bowls, 2 sizes (Dexas International)
  • $62.51 for Dog.com close-out sturdy game props ($19.15 for personal purchase reimbursed above)
  • $7.00 for socks, foam dots, boxes for game props
  • $13.98 for 3 decks of “Blink” cards for clicker practice
  • $23.79 for Nandi’s cape
  • $39.98 for 2 soft crate “safe places” – one for Bradley Angle, one for Monika’s House
  • $8.08  two sets new orange rally cones
  • $53.99 six simple stop-watches (Learning Resources)

In-Kind Donations not included in the total above       ($203.90)
(donor purchased the item directly then gave it to us) 

  • $22.96 Used toys – guitar, cash register, drum
  • $59.95  Word Puzzle Software (customizable word jumbles and crosswords – this has been a huge success when we also incorporate the kids names! )
  • $5.97  Used toys – Two “puppies + exercise ball
  • $2.00  Two new packs of small colorful tennis balls
  • $3.98   Two gold hand towels for under water bowls
  • $29.99 foldable purple hassock for Eli to sit on during visits
  • $6.00   5 stretchy wrist bands for clickers
  • $6.00 3 purple flower pots for scent games
  • $11.97  2 snowballs (shower puffs) and a 15″ step stool
  • $15.93  stack of small orange traffic cones, 4 stuffed animals, bowl for snowballympics game
  • $2.00  4 small “snowballs” (shower puffs) for games
  • $37.15 two packs of 12 Edu-tile pieces + shipping (for behavior chain creation)
Consumable Items  $159.83  (+61.56 in-kind)
  • $31.52  two cases of 24 1-oz. tubes of M&M Minis (purchased at-cost, Lamb’s Thriftway)
  • $16.45  60 photo stickers for good-bye kits (Nandi)
  • $10  two sets of 20 trading cards (Nandi) – Right Angle Digital
  • $22.76  Bowser’s Best Buffalo Bites (training treats for dogs)
  • $29.10  Soft dog-training treats from Cloud Star (1/2 off!)
  • $50.00  200 trading cards (Eli, Lili, Nandi, Lyndi) – Right Angle Digital

In-Kind Donations  not included in the total above               ($61.56)
(donor purchased the item directly then gave it to us) 

  • $2.00   Assorted temporary tattoos of photos of cat and dog faces (post-Valentine’s Day sale!)
  • $3.00  three large bags of 1-oz M&M snack packs (post-Valentines day sale!)
  • $34.48  5 lbs. of 1-oz. bags of skittles + shipping
  • $22.08  24 1-oz tubes of M&M Minis + shipping

 

28 Jan

2013 Income and Expenses

The focus for 2013 was building infrastructure and accumulating program supplies.

Cash Flow

  • PayPal Balance as of Jan 1, 2013:  $3.25
  • Rebates pending:  $90.55
  • Bank Balance on Jan 1, 2013: $609.23
    • Inflow to Checking Account:
      $500 – Fidelity Charitable grant made possible through the generosity and recommendation of the Arth Baker Fund.
      $225 –  non-directed cash donations
      $ 271.14 – directed cash donations (donated and used for a specific purpose)
    • Outflow from Checking Account:
      $972.26
  • Bank Balance on Jan 1, 2014: $633.11

Where Did The Money Go In 2013?

We deliberately operate on a shoestring so that we can offer our services to cash-strapped organizations at no cost. For program supplies we haunt Good Will, Dollar Stores, and Value Village. We have become very adept coupon and sales shoppers.  However we recognize that in expanding our focus to the creation and training of new STAR teams in 2014 we will need cold, hard cash.

  • Items in green were “in-kind” donations (approx. $1467.00)
  • Items in blue were the targets of directed donations.

Infrastructure and Regulatory Expenses

  • $425 for liability insurance (The Hartford)
  • $50 annual renewal of Oregon Corporation status
  • $10 charity status renewal with Oregon Dept. of Justice
  • $80 for PO Box
  • $27.95 Check Order
  • $106.87 for Domain name lease renewals and back-up service
  • $15  PayPal Here Mobile Card Reader (to be covered by $15 rebate)

Program Marketing

  • $9.99        250 Basic Business cards
  • $104.50   300 Logo’d ballpoint pens

Handler-Specific Expenses

  • $50.00 for 45 hrs. Domestic Violence Advocacy training for Linda Keast (required for work in DV shelters;  remaining $250 covered by Raphael House)
  • $202.81 Eight STAR Team Handler Soccer Shirts + shipping  (five remain, various sizes) Note: All team equipment and clothing is deliberately sports-based.
  • $15 for Fingerprinting (Beaverton Police) for Linda Keast – required to work at Monika’s House
  • $25.04   One year registration as a Be-A-Tree presenter
  • $12.98   100 ID card laminating sleeves

Children-Specific Expenses

Consumable
  • $85.62  300 Little Dog Stickers + shipping
  • $79.95   105 generic clickers + shipping
  • $193.40 for 100 tiny flashlights (includes shipping) engraved with “S.T.A.R. Trainer – See, Tag, And Reward” for good-bye kits*
  • $134.90  100 tiny flashlights (includes shipping) engraved with “S.T.A.R. Trainer – See, Tag, And Reward” for good-bye kits*
  • $44.58   76 tiny boxes to hold the good-bye kits*
  • $9.98      15  tiny boxes to hold the good-bye kits*
  • $25.18   12 vials of different scents to be used in scent-based games
  • $28.25   miscellaneous paper and craft supplies used in class
  • $14.22   miscellaneous paper and craft supplies used in class
Non-Consumable
  • $29.95  for DVD Player (many venues do not have/allow web access)
  • $40.00   for Latham Foundation video
  • $28.30   10 Kazoos + shipping
  • $19.99   Collapsible dog playpen to use a Eli’s “safe place” at Raphael House
  • $35.44  for  heavy foam puzzle squares (used when illustrating a behavior chain)
  • $35.00  3 dog mannequins/puppets (used)
  • $188.95  1 retractable 24″x84″ vertical  banner printed with the Trainer’s Promise
  • $71.39  colored markers, cloth/findings to create floor pillows, equipment tote bags
  • $29.00   laminator (for id tags and illustrations of complex behaviors) (actual, $99 with pending $70. 00 rebate listed above)
  • $121.96   props and storage for props (mostly used)
  • $25.47   props and storage for props (new)
  • $45.31  props (new) and reimbursement for unused ideas
The Little Dog Laughed Animal-Assisted Therapy | © 2017
7410 SW Oleson Rd. #323 Portland, OR 97223
A 501(c)(3) charity, Tax-ID 35-2431818