A trio of local social profits are teaming up in an effort to help strengthen the sector in our region.
United Way of Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo, FuseSocial, and the Wood Buffalo Community Foundation have created a steering committee to map out the future of the sector and plan funded activities that achieve their vision over a three-to-five-year period.
The committee includes United Way Board Chair Steve Yatauro and Executive Director Cecilia Mutch, FuseSocial Board Chair John Evans and Executive Director Chantal Beaver, and WBCF board chair Shelley Powell and board member Tony Mankowski.
The groups first proposed steps include a consultation process for input, developing a strategy on overall impact, and aligning roles and responsibilities for each recommended project.
“Wood Buffalo is a great community and we want the social profit sector to continue to thrive. This collaboration is a good starting point to creating a plan that will strengthen the sector and have many positive outcomes for our community,” said Evans, in a release.
The groups say as time progresses other organizations will be needed to help make this a successful endeavor.
“Working together will only make us better,” added Powell.