Elmira/Corning NAACP 2006 Retreat. Doing it Right!. Proposed Retreat Agenda. Leadership - improve organizational structure, participation, efficiency, effectiveness, and fun (1.5 hr) Senior Leadership Positions and Board Members Committees (Structure, Goals, Leaders & Members)
Doing it Right!
Leadership - improve organizational structure, participation, efficiency, effectiveness, and fun (1.5 hr)
Events Calendar (conferences and local events) – determine events calendar preliminary dates and buy off on leaders for events (1.0 hr)
Lunch (0.5 -0.75 hr)
Communications & Membership Building – improve communications to membership and community (1hr)
Fund Raising – what techniques should we use? (1hr)
1st Vice President
Dr. Jimmie Williams
2nd Vice President
Executive Board Members
Delores Folk Henry Thomas Raymond Folk Richard Rich, Esq.
Rosa Calderon-Clark Mary Hargrave Udean Meggs
Lourdes Nevas Dr. Carlton Truesdale Dr. Geraldine Wolfe
Justifications: Now more than ever, the NAACP must stand poised to address the pertinent education
Issues affecting our children across the nation. Through a renewed emphasis on strong education advocacy
efforts at the local, state, and federal level, the NAACP seeks to rekindle the fire for excellence in education
knowing that the success of our children depends on our organization.
Goal 1: Advocate for effective, accountable and accessible public school systems, and for adequate and equitable school funding.
Goal 2: Examine a broad range of educational structures and practices with the objective of advocating for educational innovations that improve educational equity and student achievement.
Goal 3: Promote affirmative action and funding equity in higher education.
Goal 4: Advocate for the fulfillment of the nation’s commitment to quality, integrated public education as set forth in the landmark decision of Brown v. The Board of Education.
Sample Programs:Back to School/ Stay in School Program
Justifications: The fight for equity and quality extends to health care for African Americans. Make
efforts to ensure that economic and social barriers will not lead to increasingly severe health crises in
the minority community. Advocate the health issues that affect African Americans and makes sure
that these issues remain in the forefront of what is happening in the community. Generate public and
media interest by educating others and calling attention to problems, risk factors and potential
treatments. Focus on improving the overall health of African Americans and improving the access of
African Americans to quality health care.
Goal 1: Raise awareness of health and mental health justice issues and strengthen the grassroots health advocacy capacity of the NAACP.
Goal 2: Advocate for universal health insurance and access to acceptable health care.
Goal 3: Promote equal representation of African Americans and other minorities within the health professions and increased research funding on African American health issues.
Goal 4: Increase attention within the Association to the issues of environmental justice, violence as a public health issue, and the restructuring of NAACP relationships with voluntary healthcare organizations to increase their advocacy impact.
Sample Programs:Sexual Integrity, Abstinence and STDs Workshop
Justifications:Membership is Power! Membership is invaluable to the continued existence of
NAACP advocacy initiatives, outreach programs and litigation efforts. As the membership grows so
does the opportunity to make a difference.
NAACP's National Focus
Welcome for those considering joining the local branch NAACP as a member.http://www.elmiracorningnaacp.org/welcome_members_naacp.doc
Sample Programs:Membership drives and events
CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVES
Strategic Initiative: Building Membership
Legal Redress Justification: Improve the access and health of our community.
Goal 1: Develop an initiative to address the recent erosion of government needed to comply with, and enforce, civil rights laws.
Goal 2: Advocate for more equitable distribution of government benefits American, other minority, and impoverished communities.
Goal 3: Promote affirmative enforcement of all fair housing laws.
The NAACP may provide legal information and assistance to concerned citizens, but does not provide
legal advice or legal information via e-mail. For legal advice, you should consult a local attorney. You may
request legal information and other legal inquiries to the Legal Department by calling 410-580-5790 or by
Criminal Justice Justifications:Seek to eradicate discrimination in all aspects of the criminal justice
system. The NAACP Legal Department is committed to ending this overincarceration of African-Americans
and has been leading the charge in our communities and our courtrooms to end this systematic injustice.
Goal 1: Raise public awareness about the inequities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems as well as some of the public misconceptions about the impact of recent “get-tough” criminal policies on crime rate trends.
Goal 2: Develop an advocacy agenda addressing major criminal justice and crime prevention issues.
Sample Programs: Referral process for community advocacy
Justification:Political Action is not just theorizing what needs to be done to empower the NAACP members
and communities to have reciprocity in economic, social, and political arenas, it is about providing results that
improves the economic, social and political health of those members and communities.
Goal 1: Increase the number of registered African American and other minority voters.
Goal 2: Train African American and other minority voters on the voting process and improve voter awareness of civil rights issues.
Goal 3: Hold elected and appointed officials accountable on civil rights issues and encourage African American, other minority, and pro-civil rights citizens to seek public offices and roles.
Goal 4: Increase voter turnout in African American and other minority communities.
Goal 5: Evaluate the accuracy of census data and ensure the distribution of census data to underserved communities.
Goal 6: Promote election reform and enforcement of laws protecting and promoting voter participation and voting rights.
Sample Programs:Voter Registration
Performance is improved by:
Legitimacy— a set of behaviors that publicly signal that the organization
endorses or approves certain roles and endeavors.
Expediency— the behaviors that facilitate the work and efforts of others. Timeliness is the most important.
Interacts with Officers and Membership
Monitoring and Reporting
Processing of Transactions
Annual & Monthly Reporting
Monitoring and Reporting
More detail can be found in Bookkeeping Guide
An officer is still a board member. And any board member can benefit from these
A SOLID FOUNDATION
A sturdy, durable building must have a solid foundation. For an NAACP Branch this
foundation must include a mastery of the basics of Branch administration. The basics are:
This document can be found at Building an Effective Branch
Martin Luther King Breakfast (1/14)
State Board Meeting (1/14)
EOP/NAACP - Together We Dine (1/16)
National Annual Board of Directors, NY Hilton, New York, NY (2/16-18)
Black History Event EOP Comm. Ctr 1-4pm (2/25)
National Image Awards, Shriner Aud., LA,CA (2/25)
National Image Awards Telecast (3/3)
Life Membership Luncheon (2nd Saturday)
Annual NE Region Civil Rights Advocacy, Somerset, New Jersey Training (4/21-23)
State Board Meeting (5/13)
Freedom Fund Awards Banquet (1st Friday)
Co-sponsor of Juneteenth Celebration
National Convention, Washington, D.C. (7/15-20)
State Board Meeting (8/12)
Participate in Elmira College Community Fair
Election First Notice
New York State Convention (10/6-8)
The key to successful fund-raising is planning. A good plan that is properly executed will
produce memorable and successful events. Here are some of the basics of fund-raising:
This document is found at Fund Raising.
This activity helps them to learn about other's values and problem solving styles and promotes teamwork.
People write down two truths about themselves and an
untruth. Then introduce the three "facts" to the rest of the group who
tries to guess which one is a lie.
People Don’t Always Follow Directions