In the AGM season aproaches, boards and senior management teams are working hard on budgets and thinking about their organizations’ strategic plans.  It is important at this time to reach out to many stakeholders and ask for input in guiding your agency toward the future, and protecting its viability and relevance.

Volunteers care about the agency beyond their own or their family’s use of it, are true believers in the mission and vision, and constitute the pool from which future board members will be drawn. This year, when thinking about the strategic plan, ask volunteers about what projects and objectives will drive impact best.  Chances are you will get useful and thoughtful insights from some of the people who care the most.