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Introducing The Arc Minnesota’s 2023-2025 Strategic Plan

Dear All,

The Arc Minnesota is pleased to present our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan, which will replace the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.

The 2019-2024 Strategic Plan was created by The Arc Minnesota Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team in 2018, when the organization first merged from several chapters across the state, into The Arc Minnesota. It was largely focused on implementing the merger, and carrying out the activities that chapters were doing across the state. Since then, we have accomplished much of what was in the strategic plan—we have a lot to be proud of—and a lot has changed around us.

Now, not only is our external environment very different than it was 4 years ago, but we have new Board members, organizational leaders, and staff. It is clear that younger generations of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), their families, and their trusted supporters have very different expectations for their future than their predecessors. It is also imperative to note that the existing services and supports are no longer working for people with IDD and their families, as they are unsustainable with today’s workforce and economy. Together with our Board of Directors, people with disabilities, and their families and trusted supporters, we have created a new vision for the future of disabled people, as well as for The Arc Minnesota.

With these changes, it was time for us to create a new strategic plan with those same stakeholders. One that is visionary and moves us into the future as we strive to truly serve all people equitably across the state. One that leans into the principles of Disability Justice and Racial Justice. Now is the time for us to build an Arc that serves all Minnesotans, and centers the experience of people with disabilities, including those with intersecting identities.

This Strategic Plan lays out our goals and the objectives that position our organization for success over the next 3 years. Annually, accounting for resources, opportunities and priorities, we will create corresponding tactics, and work plans that will lead to the accomplishment of our mission, vision, and goals. We will evaluate our progress and share that with key stakeholders. Our plan will be fluid, testing against the reality of the marketplace and adjusted as necessary.
Working together, with the strong leadership of those most impacted by our work, and a strong coalition of visionaries, believers, and action-oriented supporters, The Arc Minnesota staff are committed to this plan’s implementation and the benefits that come from its success.

It is our intention to strive for excellence in non-profit leadership, management, and services. We appreciate your support as we work alongside people with IDD to co-create a future that is bright. One that shines a spotlight on the wisdom, capacity, strength and resiliency of people with disabilities, so they will have belonging and freedom.

Andrea L. Zuber
Chief Executive Officer
The Arc Minnesota

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