November 16, 2011 Leave a comment
This month, we will discuss ‘Vision.’ Along with our mission, our vision essentially drives everything we do as a nonprofit organization. To paraphrase the Foundation Center, while our mission describes how we plan to do our work and for whose specific benefit our organization benefits, our vision is the underlying values and beliefs that inform our work. Our vision is what we ultimately hope to accomplish as a result of our efforts.
TBKC believes in the importance of investing in human capital. All adults deserve the opportunity to develop their full professional potential by getting an education, developing job skills, and eventually becoming leaders in their communities. We are a workforce development organization because we know how crucial a role employment plays in the cycle of poverty. Thus, TBKC’s purpose is to provide talented adults an opportunity to complete the life path to success and break out of the cycle of poverty. Through DISCOVERBOOKKEEPING (DB), our main program, our goal is to provide adults who lack access to affordable quality training the pathway to meaningful employment.
In the future, TBKC will be a leader in workforce development that has the following:
- An organizational orientation towards accountability and results
- A strong, engaged, forward-thinking Board of Directors
- Enriching support services complimenting a solid curriculum to lead to successful, long-term placements
- A mobilized corps of volunteers to support all aspects of the organization
- Continued to fully embrace and utilize social media
- Ensured a clear and consistent communications strategy for all audiences
- The ability to attract new and divers funding sources
- On-going, two-way partnerships to access opportunities
We are on our way to realizing our vision. Today we remain focused on results. Throughout this past year we’ve benefited from revitalized governance, added comprehensive workshops (13 workshops and growing), and cultivated 7 new volunteers. Furthermore, our Twitter and Facebook accounts are as active as ever, and our friends, family and partners hear from us regularly. TBKC has also solidified existing partnership with Workforce1 and built new relationships with organizations like SAGE and Henry Street Settlement. We will continue to be efficient with the limited space we have as we maintain our pursuit of corporations, foundations and individuals for funding opportunities.
Can you see what we are trying to do? If so, please contact our Communications Associate, email@example.com to join us.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.
Thomas P. Graham IV
The Bookkeeping Center
P.S. “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me… Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” — Steve Jobs
RIP Steve Jobs, A True Visionary.