Adapting to Change
Stolen Horse International hopes our supporters will be understanding about the new reports system. Unfortunately, not all people want verified alerts anymore. Many people are unable to understand the time that is needed to do due diligence in the reporting of stolen or missing horses to the public. We have found this to be a significant issue in regards to our verified reporting system and now offer unverified reports that show up instantly once the report is completed.
Our NetPosse verification process has been an integral part of the NetPosse Alert report system but as the digital age morphs into new "instant" technologies, we have been forced to change as well. Our reports are 3rd part accounts of a situation and a webpage with will containing one person's view of an incident. We do our best to keep the distasteful language, names and more from our reports and understand that there are often two sides to every story. In the event that we miss something or someone feels the report to be false, there is still a rebuttal format offered. Anyone can flag a report right on the report page. We do listen to the other side and take it seriously. However, we do have a procedure that must be followed for us to do so.
Don't Agree to the Report? Flag It.
Policies and procedures are an essential component of any organization. Stolen Horse International is no exception to guidelines, policies and procedures as well.
Policies and procedures are designed to influence and determine all decisions and actions, and all activities take place within the boundaries set by them. Procedures are the specific methods employed to express policies in action in the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Policies are important because they address pertinent issues, such as what constitutes acceptable information, truthful information and false information, and gives this organization to handle all accordingly.
Procedures, on the other hand, clearly define a sequence of steps to be followed in a consistent manner, such as how this organization responds to filed reports and any report that is flagged. T
These policies and procedures are rendered useless if our organization disregards them and fails to effectively communicate them to both the people who file reports with us, as well as those who feel a report inaccurate.
The latter part of this problem, communication with those who feel victimized, is easy to address. Our organization provides verbal and/or written information about our policies and simple instructions on how to utilize our tools to document claims and evidence with support documents.
Utilizing both policies and procedures during decision-making ensures that this organization is consistent in our decisions.
One Time Charge
Keep in mind that Stolen Horse International is not "just" a Facebook page as many people think because they see us on social media platforms. We spend thousands of dollars each for the upkeep of www.netposse.com. The small fees help pay it forward for the victim's past, present and future and are applied to the cost of the website.
For a one time fee of $20 you can get a webpage and a flyer housed on our website. You can choose to pick other options like a custom flyer, press releases, text alerts and more. (Pricing is subject to change.)