BTLT in the News, “Survey says: Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust forming new strategic plan”

Survey says: Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust forming new strategic plan

By Alex Lear

November 26 2019

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust completed a community survey this fall to gain a deeper understanding of what our members and the greater community think about the work that we do. Alex Lear recently covered the results of the survey in an article in the Portland Press Herald.

The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust has many great preserves to offer, but could do a little better publicizing them, preliminary results from a recent survey have determined.

The organization plans to spend the next several months analyzing survey data received this year from 520 community members, and use those findings to develop a new, five-year strategic plan by 2022.

The survey was meant to ascertain community awareness of BTLT’s work and learn how the organization can better serve members and the community, according to Executive Director Angela Twitchell. The questionnaire had multiple choice options, answers from which were more readily available this month, along with opportunities for people to write in comments.

“We really wanted to seek some more meaningful information,” she said Monday, adding that the respondents “gave us some really great feedback.”

The “strong and overwhelmingly positive response” is “a great boost for us,” Twitchell said.

But some areas for improvement were mentioned, too, which will inform BTLT as it convenes an advisory council next March to review the findings and hold an April board retreat to consider mid-term revisions to its current 2017 strategic plan, in view of those results.

To read the rest of the recent article in the Portland Press Herald, click here.