Long Range Plan
Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind, Inc.
July 27, 2000
Cabell Wayne Association of the Blind is committed to promoting and advocating the economic, educational, and social welfare of the blind and visually impaired of all ages so that they can maintain a life style comparable to other members of society.
CWAB® will be seen nationally as a model for organizations and agencies that help blind and visually impaired persons achieve maximum independence. CWAB® will be known for timely and appropriate state-of the-art responses to the changing needs of consumers throughout the Tri-State area and beyond.
CWAB® will achieve its Vision by 2010 by accomplishing these objectives, which are fundamental to its Mission and to its future:
Maintain continual awareness of the needs of blind and visually impaired persons and expand services and programs to respond effectively to them.
Maintain a strong base of human resources, both paid and volunteer.
Maintain sufficient financial support to assure continuing ability to help blind and visually impaired persons achieve independence.
Improve CWAB®'s visibility in its communities, local, regional, national, and professional.
Improve organizational effectiveness to achieve maximum benefit from all resources available.
1. Expand services and programs to respond effectively to identified and changing needs of blind and visually impaired persons.
1.2. Expand services (transportation, O&M, recreation, assistive technology, etc) as needed.
1.2.1. Conduct survey of needs for additional services.
1.3. Raise funds for new building for training facilities.
1.3.1. Develop fund raising plan for new building project.
2. Maintain a strong base of human resources, both paid and volunteer.
2.2. Increase number of employees in O&M, Assistive Technology Transportation and Recreation to meet program expansion and demands.
2.3. Increase pool of qualified/selected volunteers
3. Maintain sufficient financial support to assure continuing ability o help blind and visually impaired persons achieve independence.
3.2. Increase "fee for service" and reimbursement income by 30%
3.3. Increase Fund Raisers income, including MU concession stands, by 30%.
3.3.1. Research and propose one new fund raising event this year.
3.4. Increase Planned Giving contributions by 100%.
3.4.1. Develop planned giving program.
3.5. Increase Annual Fund Drive income by 100%.
4. Improve CWAB®'s visibility in its communities, local, regional, national, and Professional.
4.2. Increase Internet and World Wide Web exposure.
4.2.1. Create CWAB® web page on own domain/server.
4.3. Increase impact of CWAB®'s printed materials, brochures, etc.
4.4. Increase number of speaking engagements in Tri-State and nationally.
5. Improve organizational effectiveness to achieve maximum benefit from all resources available.
5.2. Ensure that organizational policies reflect and support CWAB®'s Mission and Vision.
5.3. Improve organizational communication.
5.3.1. Develop intranet for personal computers in office.
5.4. Employ streamlined, effective procedures and processes.
5.4.1. Establish annual schedule to review policies and procedures.
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