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Leadership Councils

Leaders could serve on state, farm animal protection, and equine councils

  • The Humane Society of the United States (The HSUS) has been voted by GuideStar's Philanthropedia experts as the #1 high-impact animal protection group.

Humane Leaders interested in making a larger financial commitment may consider other opportunities to get involved.

State councils

The HSUS State Councils are composed of key supporters who are highly committed to the mission of The Humane Society of the United States. Members include engaged, professional adults who make an annual philanthropic commitment to the organization and give a limited amount of time each month to help advance The HSUS’s agenda in their state and nationwide. State Council members serve as volunteer ambassadors and help to expand the reach of The HSUS's programs and sphere of influence.

The primary goal of State Councils is to support their HSUS State Director in advancing state policy although they are also sometimes asked to engage in federal policy initiatives. State Council members may also take on other projects outside of legislative action. Members devote approximately 4 hours per month to support their State Director. Philanthropy is a serious part of State Council work and State Council members assist with fundraising for the organization through personal giving and/or outreach for donations.

State Council members:
• Create a stronger local presence for The HSUS
• Support your state’s priorities of The HSUS
• Raise funds for The HSUS
• Recruit new members from your state’s professional class

To learn more about membership in a state council, contact Kari Nienstedt at knienstedt@humanesociety.org.

Farm animal protection council

Farm Animal Protection Council members have identified farm animal protection as their top animal welfare priority and have made a substantial annual commitment of $15,000 or more in support of The HSUS’s long-term campaign to end the intensive confinement and reduce the suffering of farm animals. The council is engaged in marshaling resources for this ambitious goal and provides critical leverage to change the policies and practices of agricultural and food interests and industries.

To learn more about membership in the Farm Animal Protection Council, contact Kimberlee Dinn at kdinn@humanesociety.org.

Equine protection council

The Equine Protection Council is composed of key supporters for whom the protection of horses and burros is a major concern. These individuals also make a substantial annual commitment of $15,000 or more to The HSUS’s equine protection programs—including ending soring and the slaughter of horses for meat. The goal of the council is to give the most committed equine advocates an opportunity for deeper engagement and more meaningful involvement in The HSUS as ambassadors for equine protection.

To learn more about membership in the Equine Protection Council, contact Keith Dane at kdane@humanesociety.org.

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Did you know?

The Humane Society of the United States has been approved by the Better Business Bureau for all 20 standards for charity accountability, voted by GuideStar's Philanthropedia experts as the #1 high-impact animal protection group, and named by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 most fiscally responsible charities.

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