From ACPA President Amelia F. Drake
The ACPA Board of Directors met on November 2 -3, 2018 to plan for the future of ACPA. We updated ACPA’s mission and values and developed the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan.
In addition, the Board discussed several strategic issues and took the following actions:
- With the shift in the fiscal year from July 1 – June 30 to January 1 – December 31, the 2019 ACPA budget (January 1 – December 31, 2019), previously reviewed by the Management and Finance Committee, was approved.
- The Audit Committee reported that the audit did not identify any issues.
- Since the merger with the Cleft Palate Foundation, the Board identified Development as a key priority. Approval for the creation and support for a Director of Development position and the Presidents’ Circle (a major donor society) were key steps to support this priority.
- The Board engaged in a session: Culture of Philanthropy: From Strategic Planning to Elevator Pitch led by a fundraising consultant. The Board reviewed fundraising fundamentals, began to build a case for giving and considered how to personally support ACPA’s development efforts.
- Award winners to be recognized at ACPA’s 76th Annual Meeting were approved.
- With an aim to encourage nurse attendance at the Annual Meeting, changes to the Donna Pruzansky Memorial Fund Grant were adopted. In the past this professional scholarship was only available to those who were not ACPA members. This change allows members to apply in the future.
- The Board engaged in a strategic discussion regarding ACPA’s Annual Meeting, considering goals for the meeting, feedback from the Annual Meeting Advisory Group, format changes, site selection criteria and the educational program with an aim to build a sustainable meeting that achieves ACPA’s educational and organizational goals.
We look forward to releasing the new mission, values and strategy in 2019.