Why change? Why now?
This alignment to our priority areas From Poverty to Possibility, Strong Communities and All That Kids Can Be will allow us to focus our investments, both financial and other, to be far more targeted. The goal is to invest in very specific opportunities that will allow us to measure collective impact and to show success in ways that have not previously been possible. It will promote collaboration, flexibility and the opportunity to work towards achieving long-term goals.
We've had many volunteers, specifically our Impact Investment Task Force and our Community Impact Councils, helping our Board develop the steps and strategies needed to ensure a respectful implementation plan.
While change is always difficult, we believe that it is time, in fact, it is necessary if we want to build resiliency and create the change that the citizens of Elgin County want and deserve.
As our partners, donors, and volunteers, we ask that you join us as we embrace this new way of working and serving our community. We look forward to continuing our relationships with existing community partners and recognize the opportunities to develop new relationships.
We've had a great 50 years in Elgin County and we are confident our 51st will be exciting as we embark on the final pieces necessary to be ready for 2016.