The Board of Trustees completed a strategic planning process to focus RAPTOR Inc.’s continued growth and guide the organization’s activities toward our vision of becoming the premier raptor conservation, rehabilitation, and education organization in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky. The plan describes an ambitious series of goals for the next 3-5 years in four core areas: Conservation, Rehabilitation, Education, and Community Service. The actual document can be viewed HERE.
In the area of conservation, we would like to contribute to wildlife research projects and collaborate with other like-minded organizations on projects that improve the habitat and welfare of birds in our local environment. This includes facilitating increased public awareness and community action for wildlife conservation with programs like the live Peregrine Webcam and other outward facing services.
Specific rehabilitation objectives include expanding the rehab area to house more avian patients, acquiring new diagnostic equipment, increasing the number of trained rehabilitators, and increasing the professional development of staff. In education, we hope to increase RAPTOR Inc.’s reach by constructing an education center on our lower property that will allow us to host programs on-site, and develop new programming to reach more people in a powerful way.
RAPTOR Inc.’s community service goals include increasing volunteer opportunities for community members, improving local wildlife habitat, educating the public on environmental issues, and creating opportunities for people to interact with and become inspired by nature.
To bring the strategic plan to life, the RAPTOR Inc. Board outlined a development strategy that includes increasing staffing and creating a permanent committee focused on fundraising, promoting membership and pursuing grants and sponsorship opportunities.
If you are interested in becoming involved in any of these areas, have feedback, or would like to learn more, please feel free to contact us at [mailto firstname.lastname@example.org]. We look forward to having you join us on our exciting journey ahead!