Special Olympics pauses in-person events due to Covid-19. It provides a unique opportunity to examine how effectively the organization is fulfilling its mission.
A six month audit reaching more than 50,000 of the organization's constituents, including athletes, volunteers, and donors, reveals common painpoints for each.
The findings spur in-depth conversations between the organization’s leadership, partners, vendors, and constituents about the best path for resolving these challenges.
The result: five areas for operational improvements based on these findings and the development of a five-year strategic plan to implement changes organization-wide.
The statewide "Beyond Gold" campaign kicks off with an omnichannel effort to communicate the strategic plan's core initiatives, objectives, and benchmarks.
2023 & on
Over the five year course of the campaign, the organization will work to implement these changes organization-wide, making continuous improvements based on constituent feedback and new opportunities.
"Beyond Gold" is Special Olympics Washington's multi-year strategic plan that's designed to reach more people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities in more places, create more life-changing opportunities, and ignite support across the state. The plan is built on four initiatives that ultimately empower participants on and off the playing field by expanding the scope of our services beyond competition and sports.
These key Priorities will prioritize the needs of people with IDD and strengthen support from within their communities.
These key Priorities will empower athletes to be advocates, ensuring that they are the ones leading the way.
These key Priorities will drive inclusion for all people, especially in under-represented communities.
These key Priorities will provide a better on/offline user experience for volunteers, athletes and people in their circles of care.
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Beyond Gold is Special Olympics Washington's multi-year strategic plan and supporting campaign. The goals of the plan are to reach more people with and without intellectual disabilities in more places, create more life-changing opportunity and ignite support across the state.
There are a number of ways you can support Special Olympics Washington and our athletes including through your time and resources. At the moment, our greatest need is for volunteers and especially coaches. Sign up above and we'll be sure to keep you updated on upcoming events and opportunities.
Over the coming years, we're excited to roll out new and improved programs that will positively impact the lives of people with and without intellectual disabilities. At this point, we're encouraging anyone interested in getting involved to sign up to receive updates. We'll have more to share in the coming weeks and months.
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