After reviewing the Member Survey findings, statewide focus group reports, and feedback through interviews, we learned there are things we’re doing well, and more importantly things we could be doing better.
What you expressed in those interviews, focus groups, and survey included:
- You value professional development and trainings above all else – whether this is in-person, live-streamed or webinar.
- Time is gold, and it’s hard to find time to actively learn about, remember and access programs and services available to you when you’re in the day-to-day.
- Outside of the Front Range, feelings of isolation are real and need to be acknowledged.
So what are we going to do about it?
We’re upping our efforts around professional development.
We’re adding more live streaming, working out logistics for live streaming watch-parties, expanding roundtables so you can connect with others, and leveraging partnerships with content experts and leaders to build robust offerings. We’re also continuing to craft and offer high-quality trainings on various topics, along with working with regional partners across the state to bring trainings to you.
We’re putting the focus on YOU in all things communications.
We’re in the works of crafting region-specific emails to share the most relevant information to cut down the time it takes to get the information you need and want. We’re also giving our member benefits packaging and collateral a facelift to make it easier for you to know what benefits are available. We’ll continue to leverage social media and our Members Matter (the member newsletter) to highlight, promote and connect nonprofits statewide. Lastly, we’ll promote the impact rural nonprofits have in our Nonprofit Spotlight and other channels.
We’re building bridges connecting us to community leaders.
We’ll be identifying and further building relationships with community leaders to connect, promote and share information between your community and the Association.
This isn’t a long list of changes but it’s a start, and we plan to be thoughtful in how we implement these changes to remain aligned with what you’ve shared with us. We’ll continuously refer to your feedback to inform our decision making, whether that be how we approach conferences to workshop topics.
Again, thank you for your thoughtful feedback last year. We’re continuing to reach out and learn from you about other ways the Association can work alongside your organization. Reach out if you have any questions, want to chat or simply have more to share.
Manager of Strategic Learning