It’s not easy being new. To maximize the capacity of its recently hired executive director, the Lardeau Valley Opportunity LINKS Society turned to the Trust’s Non-profit Advisors Program, which helps non-profits improve organizational efficiency and navigate operational challenges. In LINKS’ case, it obtained a coach, who offered one-on-one mentorship to Executive Director Chelsey Jones, with the goal of enhancing her work-related proficiency, confidence and effectiveness.
“It has had a huge impact on capacity-building and stabilizing my role at LINKS,” she says.
The non-profit also reinvigorated its strategic planning with new ideas and direction, plus created a solid work plan. Steps like these mean it’s better poised than ever to link together people and groups in the Lardeau Valley, and continue to support and advance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area.