Strategic Plan

Introduction

UWSC focuses its resources and expertise to unite our community to build a positive and sustainable quality of life for all.We believe bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and effectively addresses the issues . We choose to achieve the goal by starting at the beginning – early childhood development. Success will be measured by kindergarten readiness, by business & coalition collaborations, and by increased awareness of the importance of having a clear focus on young children and their families. Advancing all aspects of our strategic plan will require the dedicated investment of talent and resources of United Way and our partners in the business and early childhood worlds. We are committed to raising the funds, advocacy and volunteerism necessary to advance our strategic priorities and directions.

STRATEGIC DIRECTION NO. 1: IMPACT

2019-2025 No. 1 Goals: Children thrive and are ready to learn.

1.1 All families of newborns are informed and supported: Welcome Baby & Parent Mentoring

1.2 Foster a common community voice that influences change through public policy and public information. Bright Beginnings

1.3 Every young child has appropriate books to read & enjoy: We’re Reading 1.4 FPP and Youth United programs thrive

1.5 Powerful Advocacy on Early Childhood and Family issues

1.6 Committee membership is diverse

2019-2021 No. 1 Outcomes

1.1 Welcome Baby & Parent Mentoring: 500 (1st yr) and 750 (2nd yr) families

1.2 Bright Beginnings: 800 “hits” on BB website & 50 messages to Rx text each year; 30 org’s certified as BB by 2021;

1.3 We’re Reading: 400-900 new books/year for WIC *

1.4 FPP: 50 grads. Youth United: 4 high schools *

1.5 Advocacy: 70% of Board members contact legislators 2x/year; full Board advocates 2x/year 1.6 Recruit 3 new committee members each year that represent emerging leaders with access and/or background in early childhood development

*= dependent on funding

STRATEGIC DIRECTION NO. 2:
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

2019-2025 No. 2 Goals: Resource development empowered to support Impact and Equity.

2.1 Workplace campaigns thrive

2.2 Planned Giving expands

2.3 Major gifts program expands

2.4 Grants regularly support core programs

2.5 Sponsorships of events & programs expands

2.6 Board support UWSC through Give / Advocate / Volunteer

2.7 Committee membership is diverse

2019-2021 No. 2 Outcomes

2.1 Workplace campaigns: add 5 each year. Existing WP total increase 5% each year

2.2 Planned giving: add 5 gifts each year

2.3 Major gifts ($10K+): add 3 gifts each year

2.4 Grants: $100K each year

2.5 Sponsorships: $15k/year

2.6 Board Giving: 100% participation by giving / volunteering / advocating

2.7 Recruit 3 new committee members/year

STRATEGIC DIRECTION NO. 3:
BOARD DEVELOPMENT

2019-2025 No. 3 Goals: Engaged members, passionate about our Mission.

3.1 Membership is reflective of Skagit Community, including emerging leaders with access to OR background in early childhood development

3.2 Intentional orientation and mentoring process is present for new members

2019-2021 No. 3 Outcomes

3.1 Recruit 2-3 new board members (keeping us at/below 25) that represent emerging leaders with access and/or background in early childhood development

3.2 Develop & maintain an orientation and mentoring process for all new members

STRATEGIC DIRECTION NO. 4: EQUITY

2019-2025 No. 4 Goals:

4.1 Board & Staff respect & value the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives of each person.

4.2 Improve opportunities for children facing barriers with our Grant funds: 80% given to programs serving children facing barriers of color/low-income/ different abilities / trauma

2019-2021 No. 3 Outcomes

4.1 Board will show increase in IDI – Jan 2020

4.2 Grant funds: 80% given to programs serving children facing barriers of color/low-income/ different abilities

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