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National Audubon Society wants your input on strategic planning – [Survey]

November 5, 2022

[Posted by Chuck Almdale]

Great Egret captures a lizard (Ray Juncosa 2-28-16)

To all readers:

National Audubon Society has sent out another survey, this one for all Audubon members, and they give you until November 30 to fill it out, not just 9 days. They’re doing strategic planning and giving us all a opportunity to chime in on how we think the future ought to look.

The board of Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society thinks that the entire membership of Audubon chapters and National Audubon Society should have the opportunity—whatever their views—to take this survey and express their opinion.

Here is a link to the survey. There are 19 questions including name, email, chapter name and state. You get a chance to explain some of your responses with one-to-two sentence explanations.

The following is the email from NAS.

Dear Chapter Leaders,

When I had the opportunity to meet with many of you shortly after I started as CEO of the National Audubon Society, I heard that many local Chapters would like a deeper relationship with Audubon. I was heartened and inspired to hear this. I believe that birds, people, and the planet will benefit if we all rally around a shared vision.

Audubon has begun developing our next strategic plan, and I invite you and your Chapter to be part of its development. Our strategic plan will define the conservation impact Audubon aims to achieve, the main actions we will take, and the organizational culture we are building. I know the direction and decisions taken by Audubon can significantly impact the work of your Chapter, so I need to hear from you. I value your input.

From now through the end of the year, we are reaching out to all Chapters and Ambassadors online as well as holding virtual focus groups and interviews. I invite you to take 15 minutes to share your views here and to share this invitation with other members of your Chapter. This survey will remain open until November 30, 2022.

In the new year, we will invite your input again with a focus on the activities Audubon will undertake to implement the vision laid out in the strategic plan. Your feedback is very important. I hope you are able to take the survey and help us build a plan that positions Audubon to be an even stronger voice for birds, people, and the planet.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the strategic plan, please email the project team at

Finally, thank you to those who recently shared your views regarding the Audubon name. We are now carefully considering the results of that feedback.

Elizabeth Gray, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Pronouns: she, her, hers

National Audubon Society
1200 18th St. NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036

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