Budget & Programming Plan

Our annual budget & programming plan serves as our blueprint for the year, guiding our impact and development. It describes all of our strategies for success and sets all of our budgets. Thanks to our model of inclusive governance, the annual plan is a collaborative document created by staff, board members, clients, and supporters. The plan is developed in three steps:

  1. The plan is drafted by our executive team, with significant input from staff, who provide feedback about how we can more efficiently utilize our resources and streamline our operations.
  2. The plan is then sent out to business planning experts and members of the non-profit for input to be incorporated before the annual meeting.
  3. The plan, and any proposed amendments, are then approved by our membership at our annual meeting in July.

During the year, the board of directors is responsible for overseeing the staff to ensure that they abide by the strategic plan.