Girls on the Run Vermont Brattleboro, Vermont
Girls on the Run Vermont is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 with 15 girls participating in the pilot program. Since then, GOTR/VT has grown exponentially, inspiring over 35,000 girls. Mentored by 850 volunteers, over 3,000 girls participate annually in a 10-week school-based program that teaches girls life skills and self-esteem through non-competitive physical activity, team-building, and community awareness. The program culminates each year in a celebratory 5k Run/Walk in three locations across Vermont.
GOTR is still growing. There are more girls and communities across the state needing its support. Therein lies its organizational challenge and calling: to further its mission to inspire every girl within its reach to be joyful, healthy, and confident.
In 2015, GOTR VT’s Executive Director asked KSC to help its Board of Directors articulate a strategic vision and formulate a structural action plan. The process would commence with a complete organizational restructuring to be followed by the development of an expanded statewide network of partners, resources, allies, and funding sources. It would conclude with the enhanced capacity to serve more girls, more families, more communities, in more ways, and with greater frequency.
- Type: Organizational growth and sustainability
- Outcome: GOTR successfully completed its organizational restructuring, is moving forward with an enhanced administrative team and geographical scope, and is advancing its plan to broaden and strengthen both its development capacity and its range of private and public sector partnerships.