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Values that guide ONN’s new connected impacts and strategic initiatives

Values that guide ONN’s new connected impacts and strategic initiatives

Values that guide ONN’s new connected impacts and strategic initiatives

“Earlier this year, ONN published a blog about our new strategic framework and our renewed vision that communities are thriving because people are connected, well-resourced, and affecting change for the public good. Our journey towards this vision is reinforced by ONN’s commitment to equity which centres all our work.

As we shared, the outcome is not a single document (a “plan”) but rather multiple foundational organizational pieces to chart our path forward, keep us on track, and accountable.

Coming out of our strategic framework thinking process, ONN’s team has created an operational plan, focused on five connected impacts and six strategic initiatives that will guide our work through 2026.

Connected impacts

  • ​​Connected networks
  • Shared solutions
  • Collective advocacy
  • Nonprofit-driven public policy
  • Public champions

Strategic initiatives 

  • Map our network
  • Activate advocacy
  • Highlight the nonprofit difference
  • Reimagine leadership
  • Strengthen our workforce
  • Explore social enterprise.

These intended impacts and strategic initiatives focus on engaging our network, cultivating collective power with and for the nonprofit sector, advancing creative solutions to support the stability and growth of nonprofits, and advancing our bold and comprehensive public policy agenda that reflects the needs and aspirations of Ontario’s nonprofit sector.

And, through all these efforts, ONN will continue to champion the importance of nonprofits in communities across the province – we want every Ontarian to know about the nonprofits in their communities, neighbourhoods, and regions – from the local art gallery or museum, soccer or hockey league, food bank or shelter, to the daycare centre, faith-based organization, mental health and addiction support centre, gardening club, or community hub. Nonprofits and nonprofit workers provide vitality, support, and care in every part of our province. 

Our values guide us

ONN’s values are highlighted in our strategic framework, and woven through our connected impacts and strategic initiatives. In everything we do, we stop to consider how we are living our values, and how these values are showing up in every interaction and activity.

Values we live by:

  • Reciprocity: All our work is based on relationships. We invest our resources, our time and our energy in building mutually beneficial relationships with our people, our network, and partners and stakeholders.
  • Collective action: We are stronger when we work together. We share as much as we can. We convene and amplify the diverse and important work of our network.

We look forward to growing, creating, and sharing our opportunities, learnings, and successes with our network in the years to come. Thank you for following and supporting our journey!”


Posted on: July 6, 2024, 6:58 am Category: Uncategorized

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