Going Forward with Expert Help
While many might think it slows down in Rehoboth over the winter, our work here at CAMP Rehoboth does not. We’ve been busy strategizing for an important year ahead.
Since the last issue, our Long-Range Planning Committee has continued its work with DANA (Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement) and is in the latter phases of the Strategic Planning process we started last summer.
We’re grateful for the over 400 people who completed our Community Survey in December. The feedback collected has provided, and will continue to provide, valuable information as we consider initiatives that will help shape the next chapter for CAMP Rehoboth. Our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to those who have taken the time to share with us. We hear you.
We have established two teams to chart a path in hiring and onboarding a new Executive Director, being keenly aware of the responsibility before us. This includes input from the staff and, of course, Interim Executive Director and co-founder Murray Archibald. Through this column and other communications, we want this to be an inclusive and transparent process, guided by a respect for the past and a focus on the future.
While the Succession Team considered multiple avenues forward, it ultimately decided to contract with an independent search firm. After receiving multiple proposals and interviewing those firms, and aided by a sizable donation to help offset this expense, we selected Stamm Consultancy, Inc. This is a boutique consulting firm committed to enhancing the effectiveness of mission-based organizations.
Led by founder and principal, Sonia Stamm, the firm concentrates on the areas of governance, leadership transition and succession, and organizational development in the nonprofit and small business arenas.
Representation from the community-at-large was a top priority for the Succession Team in identifying those to serve in this search. Significant consideration was given to this task and the Team has named CAMP Board members Mark Purpura, Tara Sheldon, and myself, along with community members Wes Combs, Joyce Felton, and Lois Powell to the Search Committee.
The Transition Team will help the next Executive Director get acclimated to the role and ensure a smooth, seamless transition as we continue the legacy created by three decades of leadership, service, and vision by CAMP Rehoboth founders, Murray Archibald and the late Steve Elkins.
The Transition Team includes CAMP Rehoboth board members Leslie Sinclair, Glen Pruitt, and Jack Morrison, along with community members Linda Gregory, Beth Cohen, and Jon Worthington.
Collectively, these teams represent a diverse and well-balanced group whom I’m confident will undertake these crucially important roles and ultimately produce a qualified and well-suited Executive Director.
By the time this issue hits the streets, the search process will have commenced with our consultant conducting a national search and identifying a large pool of qualified candidates.
In this promising year ahead, the board looks forward to working with staff, volunteers, supporters, and members to make this amazing organization the best it can be. Together we will continue to Create A More Positive Rehoboth. ▼
Chris Beagle is President of the CAMP Rehoboth Board of Directors and is a realtor at Berkshire Hathaway - Gallo Realty in Rehoboth Beach.