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Honest Abe Inspires Honest Reflection

posted Feb 23, 2019, 7:32 AM by Jill Schultz   [ updated Feb 23, 2019, 7:35 AM ]
"If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it." 
President Abraham Lincoln

Process analysis with colorful sticky notes
I ran into this quotation in researching Presidents' Day wisdom for our social media posts. As I thought about it, I realized it's a perfect example of the exercises our Board and Advisory team are undertaking during the first quarter of 2019 to reflect on our first three years as a non-profit and examine how we want to proceed in the years to come.

For several weeks now, we've been reviewing our past efforts, our practices and processes, and yes, even ourselves to document what we do well and what we could do better. We've also identified a number of opportunities available to us that need to be prioritized and acted upon ... and most importantly, perhaps, outlining the obstacles to our success. No stone is being unturned and our ultimate goal is to formulate a fresh, challenging, yet successful plan for the coming year and well beyond. 

This plan will touch all aspects of what we do. Board processes. Volunteers. Development. Communications. Mission and goals. 

We look forward to the changes and challenges this effort brings and will be excited to present it to everyone as the details become firm. We know we do good work and we know from the many military men and women who've responded to us that we do make an impact. This will ensure that we can do even more, even better, for even longer well into our future. 

Hearts in a Box is thinking out of the box. Buckle up, folks! 

Jill Schultz