It’s the time of year for making plans and resolutions. We have a few to share with you.
A NEW LOOK: We’re about to launch a new and improved version of this website thanks to the efforts of volunteer Ricardo Pontes.
OUR FIRST STRATEGIC PLAN: Our staff and senior volunteers have spent the last several months on Hola Cultura’s first strategic plan to guide the organization through the next five years. We’ll begin implementing it this winter.
EXPANDING OUR TEAM: We just expanded our Board of Directors from three to five members with the addition of Enrique Palma and Alberto Roblest. As part of these changes, co-founders Alberto Roblest and Christine MacDonald have switched roles. Alberto has resigned as Executive Director and accepted the position of President of the Board. Christine will lead the organization in implementing the Strategic Plan and overseeing day-to-day operations as the new Executive Director.
OUR PRIORITIES IN 2018
Our recent operational changes will help us continue growing and producing important work in 2018, despite the obstacles. The recent changes to the tax code, as well as the current political climate, are expected to create serious new challenges for nonprofit groups. Particularly endangered, experts say, are small organizations like Hola Cultura that celebrate Latino contributions, and support local arts & humanities.
With traditional funding on the decline, your support is more crucial than ever. So we’d like to take a minute to thank the dozens of community members who donated to our year-end fundraising campaign.
We raised about $7,000 thanks our awesome supporters! See a full list of donors.
There is still time to add your name, if it’s not already there. Please make your own tax-deductible donation today. Many small donations can add up to as much a one large one, so give whatever you can.