Long range strategic planning depends on community feedback

In an effort to gain community input as it begins the process of mapping out a five-year strategic plan, Diversity Richmond is launching, "Let's Get Rolling."

"Our last plan was completed a while back and we accomplished much," stated board chair, Art Toth. "Now we need to look at where we go from here and community participation is critical."

Diversity leadership wants to know what people like about the organization, its programs, the thrift store, event hall, communications, staff, board and outreach. Also, how can Diversity do a better job? What is lacking? What would you like to see from your community center that is not there? What do you want Diversity to maintain?

Communicating thoughts is easy. People can email, with the messages going directly to Dr. Yetty Shobo, who has been contracted by Diversity Richmond to coordinate the planning process.

Comments can also be mailed to 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, 23220. To keep correspondence confidential, please note on the envelope "Let's Get Rolling."

"A nonprofit can never rest on its laurels," said Toth. "The community continues to change, as does its challenges. And because of that, expectations of the community can also change. We must stay in touch with our public to ensure that we are placing our focus where it needs to be."

Questions about the campaign can be directed to or by calling 804-622-4646.

Bill Harrison
President and Executive Director