2014-2016 Strategic Plan
NVFS has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years, from the incorporation of Multicultural Human Services, SERVE, Hispanic Committee and the Arlington Head Start Center to assuming the operations of the Hilda Barg and Bailey's Crossroads shelters. NVFS has demonstrated adaptability in the face of new economic situations and strength in responding to the ever-changing needs of the communities and individuals it serves.
In this dynamic environment — where conversations shift frequently from “the big picture” to the smallest operational details — it can be challenging to maintain direction. The NVFS Strategic Plan lays out a roadmap for the next three years and beyond. NVFS uses its strategic plan to decide how and where to direct human and financial resources, to modify or enhance programming, and/or to increase advocacy and community leadership in order to fulfill its vision.
The NVFS strategic planning process incorporates input from the Board of Directors (especially the Strategic Planning Committee), agency leadership, direct service staff, key partners, and other community stakeholders. A detailed three-year plan covering FY14-FY16 was officially approved by the NVFS Board in June 2013. A brief summary of this plan is shown below.
NVFS FY14-FY16 Strategic Plan
Strategic Vision: Positioning ourselves for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.
A key strength of NVFS is its ability to respond as community needs arise. NVFS will remain agile and mission-focused, so that it is prepared for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. NVFS will continue to impact public policy and work in positions of community leadership in order to benefit its clients and the nonprofit sector as a whole.
The FY14-FY16 Strategic Plan is focused on the following two areas:
Community Need: NVFS will provide a range of responsive programs addressing vital community needs.
- NVFS will strengthen and expand its existing programs
- NVFS will create capacity and launch new initiatives
Operational & Financial Effectiveness: NVFS will increase operational effectiveness and financial sustainability.
- NVFS will continuously improve its internal practices in support of enhanced client outcomes and sustained financial health
- NVFS will engage externally to diversify funding sources and maximize the impact of volunteers