Go to the gym more. Eat out less. Start meditating. Save money.
Sound familiar? These are some of the most common New Year’s Resolutions. At Thrive DC, our resolutions may look a little different, but we too have plans on how to improve and grow as an organization next year.
These goals align with our 2021-2024 Three Year Strategic Plan. We began Phase 1 by hiring a Program Director, upgrading our office technology, and opening our first men’s transitional house for returning citizens. Now, in Phase 2, we are investing in personnel, culture, and infrastructure. To meet these goals, here are the resolutions we will begin working on in 2023:
• Realigning staff compensation toward the current market rate
• Improving benefits for our staff in alignment with the raised compensation
• Establishing new leadership and professional development opportunities for staff
• Retaining seasoned staff and hiring new highly qualified staff to implement the strategic plan
These objectives will support the minority-majority staff we currently have to become leaders in their field, which is especially important for those with lived experience. These goals will also enable us to implement our highly ambitious strategic plan. We need strong leaders to establish our new programs, like our transitional house and ACT Initiative, as well as our future endeavors. It's significant that we had no program staff leave our organization during the pandemic - but it’s time to focus even more on taking care of our staff so they are equipped and supported to serve our clients well.
We look forward to ringing in the new year with this community of donors, volunteers, staff, and clients that we’ve built over the past 40 years. Thank you for joining us on our journey to adapt to changing circumstances the past three years with COVID, and we look forward to showing you what we will accomplish in 2023!