We aim to build a high-impact, engaging, inspiring, and strong historic preservation organization.
In 2018, we undertook a serious study of our organization’s past, present, and future. Hundreds of our friends and allies gave us feedback about how to improve.
Together, we developed a 5-year strategic plan that pushes the Connecticut Trust to expand upon its strengths and identify opportunities for future growth. We have 3 primary goals:
- Having a big impact
- Engaging and inspiring, and
- Building a strong organization.
Having a big impact means:
- The programs and projects of the Trust have a clear mission, are innovative and effective, and produce tangible results.
- The day-to-day experience of the people of Connecticut is enhanced by the Trust’s work to preserve and protect the state’s historic buildings, structures, landscapes, and archaeological sites.
- There is a “place of impact” for which the Trust is locally recognized in every city, town, and borough in Connecticut.
- The Trust is recognized as the leading private organization in statewide preservation efforts, which leverages partnerships to achieve its goals.
Engaging and inspiring means:
- The Trust is seen as an active, inclusive organization that strengthens preservation across the state.
- The value of stewardship of the state’s historic assets is recognized by all of Connecticut’s residents, governments, corporations, and non-governmental organizations.
- The Trust leads programs and events that expand technical knowledge, reinforce strategic partnerships, and build community among many different stakeholders.
- The impact of historic preservation on Connecticut’s economy can be quantified and communicated.
Being a strong organization means:
- The value and visibility of the Trust’s work attracts financial support from a wide range of sources, and a growing endowment supports our programs and projects.
- The Trust’s membership grows and becomes more engaged.
- The Trust’s staff remains one of the most knowledgeable, effective, and enabled groups of professional preservationists in the United States.
- The Board of Trustees flourishes, with increasingly diverse perspectives and backgrounds.