By Deleana OtherBull, CSVANW Executive Director
As our winter ceremonies begin, we recently saw our first snowfall in Albuquerque. A dusting of much-needed moisture, renewal, and healing. As CSVANW starts to wind down its year, our team is taking a look back in the rearview mirror of 2018. This year brought gratitude. Together, we did more.
During 2018, you helped us-
▪ Diversify our revenue sources- from 3 sources to now 18 sources in 2018
▪ Grow our staff to 12 positions plus 4 consultants that equates to a CSVANW team of 16- the first in our history!
▪ Move CSVANW offices and expand into 11 office suites, a reception area, break room and conference room that welcomes community and holds space for movement building
▪ Helped us bring in over $166,000 in general contributions and donations in 2017 and 2018 combined so far
▪ Awarded CSVANW a Certificate of Recognition by the 23rd Navajo Nation Council for CSVANW’s outstanding advocacy work and commitment in combatting sexual assault for Native women and children
▪ Awarded CSVANW the 2018 New Mexico Advocacy in Action Service Award- the first tribal organization awarded in its history
▪ Increase our membership by 23% to include tribal programs in each community
▪ And through your active engagement, we are reaching an upward of 200K hits a quarter on the CSVANW website
And these are just a few of our highlights.
2018 was a fantastic year, full of transformation and growth. As your executive director of CSVANW, I am excited about our collective community future and grateful for the dedication and commitment demonstrated by our members, the board of directors and the team of staff.
CSVANW’s work builds upon a 23-year history of innovative achievements and movement leadership. We share our continued growth and commitment with you as we stand together to break cycles of violence through education, policy advocacy, technical assistance, community support, and social change.
Our growth is made possible by the ongoing support of you, your community programs, organizations, and families across the region.
Thank you for supporting CSVANW’s work and mission in 2018. We look forward to continuing to build space, resiliency, and healing for community in 2019 and beyond.