strategic initiatives

Our roadmap to success

The key components of a successful nonprofit are a strong Case for Support coupled with a detailed Strategic Plan.  For the past 20 years, we have diligently updated both of these documents to reflect our mission and purpose in our Case for Support and the strategies and tactics we plan to employ to fulfill our mission as outlined in our Strategic Plan.  With the help and generosity of thousands of people, we pursue our vision and ensure that we measure our success with mission impact, efficiency and effectiveness.  Our guiding precedent is our Vision 2030 and Beyond Strategic Plan with detailed strategy map and outline.  While this plan was first unveiled at the 2019 meeting, the Board adopted formally adopted the plan at its March 2020 Board Meeting. The five main areas of the plan include:

  • Mission Expansion
  • Mission Brand
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Operational Excellence
  • Program Excellence

The Respite Center at Woodloch:  A snapshot of the strategic initiatives is available here and plans are in support of both 1.0 Mission Expansion and 2.0 Mission Brand.  View our FPS Vision 2030 Strategic Plan with history, impact and outcomes. One of the highlights of this plan is the potential for a dedicated FPS respite center, the first of its kind in the United States, focused exclusively on the patient, caregiver and immediate family.  We all know that when a loved one gets diagnosed with this disease, the entire family is affected!  Thus, this center will address the emotional, psycho-social, physical, spiritual and financial needs of the family unit.  Read more about this center in the Statement of Intent and view our Woodloch Project Presentation that demonstrates the magnitude of this project!  You can also watch our Annual Meeting recording from June 23, 2021 during which we discuss this endeavor and our continued strategic direction.

Respite Outcomes:  FPS has carefully evaluated, analyzed and discussed the respite center model, determining that this direction provides for the most efficient, effective and sustainable delivery of the FPS mission.  A key component in the analysis is the impact this center will have in improving the continuum of care for families.  FPS recently published an abstract with ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) based on the outcomes from the Woodloch Respite experience. You can view the publication here.   Along with a five-year blind study on the benefits of respite that will be the subject of a white paper submission in 2022, FPS has done extensive study on dozens of families that have enjoyed respites at Woodloch. View these results here to learn how respite improves the continuum of care for patients, caregivers and their families.