What was your greatest challenge in 2016 and how did you overcome it (or not)?

  • Wed, April 05, 2017 9:22 AM
    Message # 4717140
    Deanna Tharpe (Administrator)

    Our experts said:

    "Financial disorganization. Our income doubled within two years and we needed drastic steps to handle the size of our treasury. The board replaced our treasurer with an experienced financial expert, switched banks to cultivate a community partnership, and hired a bookkeeper."

    "Our biggest challenges have to do with sustainability. Everything you put in place has to have new money associated with it to keep it going. We want to always do more than we are financially capable of. Large sums of new monies are not readily or easily available. Grants are getting harder to find that support general operations.

    I would recommend creating a strategic plan to relieve frustration 

    • a plan helps plan or phase new programs. 
    • allows you to express concerns and tactics that everyone can feel good about. (Board and staff) 
    • The plan also reminds us that we don't have to do everything at the same time. Use a timeline 
    • It also forces you to think about your infrastructure. 
    • forces you to realistically look at what your strategies will be to do what you want to do so you can gain buy in. 
    • Much more"

    Last modified: Wed, April 05, 2017 9:28 AM | Deanna Tharpe (Administrator)

I want to tell you what WONDERFUL time I had at the conference. I learned so much and came away with lots of ideas for our organization. -Barb Waddle, The Upside of Downs of Northeast Ohio


Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action started as a conference bringing together outstanding leadership from Down syndrome organizations around the country. Learn More

Get in Contact

Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action
1335 34th St NE
Paris, TX 75462



Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm Central

Member Access

Click Here

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software