The Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), Gini Courter, UUA Moderator, and Tom Loughrey, Secretary of the UUA, issued this joint statement:
“The UUA Board of Trustees and Administration have agreed to seek outside expertise to assist with the alignment of the Association’s programs with the vision of what we want to accomplish through our Association, as expressed in the Ends. The Board expects to adopt revised Ends in June, so this is a perfect time for us to undertake this work. Emphasis will be placed on developing processes to link the annual budget to the strategy and on developing metrics for assessing the effectiveness of programs. We seek a plan of work that is owned both by the Board and by the Administration.
“We view this as an investment in our capacity to assess our programs in order to use our resources most effectively. When the next budget is reviewed, our goal is that the Administration and the Board will be able to speak with confidence about how our funds are being used to advance our common vision and how we will assess the progress towards that vision.
“The Board of Trustees and the Administration are united in their commitment to the vision of Unitarian Universalism, and we believe that this is a step to making that vision a reality.”
The full statement is also available on UUA.org.