Serving North Texas

Strategic Plan

STRATEGIC PLANNING 2014 -2017

Vision Statement – “We seek to significantly grow and expand to increase the number of students and clients served.”

GROWTH & OUTREACH

FUND DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC AWARENESS & MARKETING

PROGRAM & CLIENT SERVICES

BOARD DEVELOPMENT

VOLUNTEERS & FAMILY INVOLVEMENT

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Overview

The Special Abilities of North Texas board of directors has adopted this Strategic Plan for the next three years. Key volunteers and staff had input and this document is to provide a complete knowledge and belief in these critical and core values of our organization. With an “emerging” organization, these values can often change quickly without a decisive board review and formal adoption. The intent of review early in the Strategic planning process is to secure these values through at least the extent of the term of the strategic plan.

  • GROWTH & OUTREACH

To double our student/client weekly participation (currently 45, 4th Qtr 2013)

BUDGET IMPACT:

  • FUND DEVELOPMENT

To increase our non Program revenue by 50% (currently $250,000 4th Qtr 2013

  • PUBLIC AWARENESS & MARKETING

To touch 10,000 new citizens about Special Abilities of North Texas through media, events and other promotions

  • PROGRAM & CLIENT SERVICES

To institute fully daily activities in all five core program pillars for each student/client we serve and with individualized goals. AND To add a sixth core program. (CONSIDERATION: Social & Respite)

  • BOARD DEVELOPMENT

To expand the board membership (from current 11 to 15. To further implement and engage the Honorary Committee.

  • VOLUNTEERS & FAMILY INVOLVEMENT

To increase volunteer support by 50%. AND To increase and engage families by 75%

  • FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

To increase efficiency of all operations. Suggested methods: Through securing advanced software, hardware across finance and admin departments. To develop and implement Professional Development program for staff with incentives. (HR)

Goals / Action Plan

Develop Annual goals and action plan for each strategy.

  • OBJECTIVE/ACTION: Allot time for review and discussion at next meeting/strategic planning session. Consider and approve any changes.

2014 MAJOR PROJECT:

After growing so rapidly due to such a high demand and great need in the community, we were near capacity at our Lewisville campus, daily receiving students and clients from Denton, Dallas and Tarrant Counties. We have more than doubled our numbers of clients served annually this past year. In March we proudly opened our second campus, in Flower Mound, Texas.

Who We Serve

  • Persons with Special Needs ages 18 to 106
  • Developmental Disabilities (including Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Asperger’s etc.)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Those with Chronic illness
  • Brain injury, other trauma due to accident, military service etc.
  • Other disabilities/special needs

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