Episcopal Relief & Development Requests Input on Next Strategic Plan

February 23, 2012

A Thank-You Message from the President of Episcopal Relief & Development

Dear Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development:

Thank you very much for filling out our strategic planning survey. We had a huge response rate and the information is rich and extremely useful. The board and staff of Episcopal Relief & Development have already begun to analyze the data and comments. We have nearly 1000 pages of comments to sift through!

On behalf of all of us, I want to express our deep gratitude to you for your support and enthusiasm for Episcopal Relief & Development.


Episcopal Relief & Development is developing its next strategic plan, which will cover 2013 to 2015. The agency is seeking advice from supporters and friends around the Episcopal Church.

An online survey is available for supporters to share their insights. It can be found in English at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MZ83DTV (update:Survey CLosed) or in Spanish at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3CQGTL7 (update:Survey Closed). Completed surveys must be received by Sunday, February 5, 2012.

In 2009, the first strategic plan was launched to set institutional priorities and guide the organization’s work through 2012. Major developments and commitments were made in the following areas: International Programs, US Disaster Preparedness and Response, Church Engagement, Funding and Visibility and Awareness. Under the plan, key initiatives such as the US Disaster Program and Church Engagement were started.

“This year is the last in the current triennium, and one of Episcopal Relief & Development’s major tasks is preparing our next strategic plan,” said Rob Radtke, President of Episcopal Relief & Development. “We hope that Episcopalians will take a few minutes to offer advice and feedback that will help inform our discussions about new priorities and goals.”

A major part of the new plan is Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th anniversary in 2015. “We welcome ideas about ways to honor and celebrate this important milestone,” continued Radtke.

To learn more, visit www.episcopalrelief.org or call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). To stay up to date on news, visit Episcopal Relief & Development on Facebook, Twitter and the organization’s blog.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church and an independent 501(c)(3) organization. The agency takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners to help rebuild after disasters and to empower local communities to find lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.