Posted on : 03 Mar 2021 | No Comments
Dear KANDU Clients, Staff, Families, Friends, and Community Partners:
I write to share my thoughts on some of the extraordinary (and in my opinion, very exciting) changes coming to KANDU. As I have previously stated, I believe you have a right to know and share in changes that may affect the organization, and, by extension, you.
In recent months, the Board, in close collaboration with the Executive Director and leadership team, have undertaken a comprehensive review of KANDU’s expenditures, holdings, capabilities, technology, strengths, and weaknesses. Simultaneously, the ED and Directors have been working tirelessly to overhaul policies and procedures across all departments with an eye toward increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Collectively, these endeavors are part of a bold plan to modernize KANDU, significantly increase its capacity, and otherwise position the organization to enjoy long-term growth. Today, even as we continue to develop some parts of the plan, we are in the early stages of implementing other parts.
To that end, we recently purchased new computer servers and are in the process of completely overhauling the software system, which will significantly increase productivity by reducing the amount of labor dedicated to mundane, time-consuming tasks. Perhaps the most transformative aspect of the plan, however, is to consolidate most (if not all) of KANDU’s operations into a single, state of the art facility that, down to the smallest details, will exemplify KANDU’s mission. Such a consolidation will of course require a much larger facility than any that we currently have. We hope and expect to deliver more news on that front soon.
In the meantime, you may also see certain KANDU properties placed on the market. Please do not draw any negative inferences from this, as it is an integral part of our plan and not an indication of any financial distress. Remarkably, despite COVID-19, KANDU is in excellent financial health. Indeed, we would not be entertaining such bold and transformative plans if it were otherwise.
Spring is just around the corner. And, just as Spring is a season of growth and resurgence for nature, so too I believe it will be for KANDU. Until next time, I wish you and your families all the best and look forward to sharing exciting updates in the future.