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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan
approved by membership Aug. 20, 2003

Mission

Toward Community: Unity in Diversity builds connections and community among groups and individuals in the Fox Valley through celebration, education and advocacy for the broad spectrum of human diversity.

Strategic Directions

  • Advocate proactively for diversity through training, celebration and collaborations.
  • Work to be a strong voice for social justice on behalf of the broad spectrum of diversity in the community.
  • Organize to increase our effectiveness in fulfilling our mission.

Background

Strategic Direction
Rationale
Examples of how it might be implemented

Advocate proactively for diversity through training, celebration and collaborations.
  • Requests for training have increased. We don't want to burn people out, so a collaborative approach would help.· A collaborative approach would also prepare us to work with the multi-cultural center.
  • Seek partners for formal education activities·
  • Stay involved with efforts for the multicultural center·
  • Seek ways to identify and promote services TC can provide
  • Maintain our annual celebrations (MLK, FAN, Diversity picnic), seeking partners to lift them up to the wider community

Work to be a strong voice for social justice on behalf of the broad spectrum of diversity in the community.
  • We have become increasingly sought out and more effective in our advocacy for individuals in instances of discrimination. We can build on that to fill a need in the community.
  • Seek ways to identify and promote services TC can provide
  • Actively work with groups promoting minority interests or equity concerns
  • Monitor local activities of hate groups and respond appropriately
  • Respond promptly and effectively to requests for help
  • Maintain awareness of public issues and take appropriate stands for justice and diversity
  • Seek ways to promote dialog between minority groups and those who have concerns with these groups

Organize to increase our effectiveness in fulfilling our mission.
  • While we don't want to create a bureaucracy, it is time to set some guidelines that ensure that our communications and structures reflect our purpose and intent.
  • Designate official spokespersons for TC and for TC events.
  • Better identify communications to members, especially e-mail, that is "official" TC business or a TC alert.
  • Create guidelines and regular processes for funding grants and scholarships.
  • Make better use of the web.
  • Reconsider documentation and communication through the web, newsletters, and annual reports.

 

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