Last week the Framework team headed out to Buffalo for our annual strategic planning retreat. We certainly had a lot to talk about. It was time to revisit our organization’s Vision and Mission – no easy task by any means. So we checked into our hotel and set up shop at the very cool dig Buffalo, which was our workspace for the next 4 days.
For the past 12 years, Timeraiser has been the signature program of Framework. We have focused on making creative connections between individuals, nonprofits and Canadian artists. Well, as they say, if ain’t broken don’t try to fix it. With over a million dollars invested into the careers of emerging artists and 146,000+ volunteer hours raised across Canada we plan on continuing with Timeraiser and are looking for ways to make it even bigger and better!
Now that we are building out other areas programming, it’s the time to look at Framework’s organizational role in connection to them. Many, many iterations were put together by the team as we whiteboarded our way through this process. We wanted to be precise, but not exclusionary – wanted to be broad but not vague. Above all, we wanted to be authentic to what we actually do. After 4 days we landed on some Framework messaging we are proud to stand behind:
We are dedicated to co-creating a better world and framing spaces for collaboration, sharing and openness.
We challenge the status quo in nonprofit and cultural spaces.
Click here for the full story of what we developed during our retreat.
Have feedback on our new Vision and Mission? We’d love to hear it! Let us know.
We’ve got more exciting news and changes to share with you soon! Stay tuned.