Dear Friends of Truth Be Told,
Happy 2016!!! Did you know that Truth Be Told is now 12 years old as a non-profit and that we have been offering programs for over 15 years? Over these years we have grown from one class that graduated 15 women, to now serving in 5 facilities, serving hundreds of women per year in our various programs. We could not step into our 16th year without your support.
2015 was a growing year for Truth Be Told and our organizational structure. We have grown through and with the challenges of turnover in leadership. Through these challenges, we have worked on our overall structure including how to improve our communication and interaction with our volunteers and facilitators. We have identified internal structural needs for the organization and the board. As a community, we spent time to set our immediate goals for 2016 and to strengthen our overall vision.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Carol Waid (Program Director), and our supporters, volunteers, facilitators, and board members, and let you know how much I appreciate the generous donations, contributions of time, and overall moral support you have provided to Truth Be Told. I also want to share with all of you the hard work the Board and Carol have put in toward identifying goals we want to work on for 2016. We need your help to successfully obtain these goals.
Our 2016 Goals
- Hire an Executive Director
- Hire a Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
- Strengthen and Improve the Mentoring Program
- Prepare and Implement a Facilitator Manual and Training Program
- Have a fall event recognizing Nathalie Sorrell for her 15 years of dedication
- Host volunteer appreciation events and gatherings
Of course each and every one of these goals has its challenges, and we appreciate any input and assistance from our friends.
In addition to these goals we are going to be working on our fundraising efforts including our third annual participation in the Amplify Austin event on March 8th. We look forward to having a record number of Truth Be Told individual fundraising pages this year. If you had a page last year, please consider participating again this year and spreading the word to friends and family. If the Amplify Austin event is new to you, we hope you will consider setting up a page to help support our work with incarcerated women.
To learn more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Members and More
If you haven’t logged on and viewed our website www.truth-be-told.org, please check it out. We have updated it and are continuously including events, blog posts, and inspirational stories from some of our graduates.
We look forward to hitting the ground running and look forward to all of you running with us. Thank you again for everything you do for Truth Be Told. I look forward to a very productive 2016! Please feel free to reach out to me at any time if you have any questions or concerns.
Chairman of the Board
Truth Be Told