As an assignment for my Master's program and a way to communicate to our board and members what were are doing, I created a map of ASPECT advocacy contacts and the quality of the relationships we currently have.
It was helpful to me and the ASPECT board of directors to reflect on where we are and where we want to go with developing the relationships. For me, it also functions as a "to-do" list of people and organizations with whom I should spend more time. I fundamentally believe that we are all stronger when we find areas of overlap and work together to make the sector stronger.
Click on the image above to see the full map.
What is missing from the ASPECT outreach map is the connection to municipalities, community-based organizations that are not members, and local businesses. With our limited resources here at ASPECT, we rely on our members to provide those connections for us. Click on the image above and take a good look. If you see something missing or are a part of an organization that is not listed here, please let me know
. After all, the more connected we are the better it is for all.