Wrapping Up 2022 and Moving Into 2023!
By Kim Ann Wardlow
Happy New Year! As we begin the new year, we take a few moments to reflect back on 2022. While we miss Kat, we have had three amazing people join our team. The Program Advisory Committee started their work which resulted in new programming relevant to the community. The Audio Trekkers skied and hiked at our fundraising event, and triple the number of hikers with vision loss participated. As we began to look toward 2023 and beyond we knew we needed a plan. Several months were spent in the strategic planning process. AINC now has three strategic priorities:
- Support informed independence: Make sure listeners have access to the tech and information they need; nurture relationships with peer orgs; and continue to solicit feedback.
- Build inclusive communities: Enhance our events; expand AINC presence, educate and equip ALL of AINC’s listeners, volunteers, staff, and board; expand Spanish-language services; find and develop the new home of AINC.
- Ensure AINC is future-ready: Grow financial stability though funds diversification; develop the organizational culture of the board and staff; invest in the resources needed for positive change; rebrand for clarity simplicity.
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