Jun. 05, 2013

Introducing the LFA Heartland Chapter’s New 5 year Strategic Plan

A Message from Kevin Cheung, Heartland Chapter
Chair of the Board
The Board of Directors of the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive five-year strategic plan.  The strategic planning process involved an assessment of the Heartland Chapter's current situation, including its strengths and weaknesses.  Several surveys were distributed to constituents and stakeholders to provide input and gain better perspective.  An ad-hoc committee was developed which included board members, staff and community volunteers to develop the plan.  The committee met over several months to develop the plan which was approved by the Heartland Chapter Board of Directors on May 20, 2013. The plan spans five years through the end of 2018.

To achieve success over the course of this five-year strategic plan, the Heartland Chapter will focus its work on the following goals:  

Mission Critical Goals

  • Significantly increase the number of people served through high quality programs of education and support that improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
  • Create greater awareness of lupus, reach out to more people living with the disease, and be a strong advocate on their behalf.
  • Advance the science and medicine of lupus.

Operational Goals

  • Achieve financial stability through diversified and sustainable resources.
  • Develop, train and cultivate an effective and vested board of directors and volunteer corps.
  • The plan also includes objectives which are the quantifiable measures we will use to evaluate the success of our goals and the various strategies the organization will employ to achieve these measures.

All of the goals of this plan are interlocking, mutually dependent and reinforcing.  To support this plan there must be careful resource planning and allocation for the strategies presented in the plan. The plan outlines the path forward; the successful implementation of the plan relies on the skills, determination and resources of the organization and its board, staff, volunteers, funders and constituents.

We are grateful to everyone who provided feedback during this planning process and to our board members, volunteers and staff who committed a great deal of time and effort to the planning process. 

Very Sincerely,

Kevin Cheung
Chair of the Board of Directors
Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter