This had an impact of changing the strategic focus to a financial focus and negatively impacted the strategic aspects of the planning process.
The final business and revenue plan showed how the full vision might be achieved in five years. We showed the board how achieving intermediate stages short of the ideal would also be remarkable successes, not failures.
Each stage of success was clearly linked to the kinds of activities and efforts necessary to generate supporting revenues.
Executive Director Loren Spears was giving her time and borrowing everything else.
And along with that, an important, accessible and well-protected collection of Native artifacts and documents drawing scholars, students and tourists to learn the stories of the Narragansett, Wampanoag and other Native people of this part of New England.