As 2022 winds down, it’s only natural to look back at the year behind us, see how far we’ve come, what we’ve accomplished, and what lies ahead. At our Annual Meeting in December, NCHT staff presented a Year in Review report to our Board of Directors. We wanted to share this presentation with our community and nonprofit partners in a series of year-in-review blogs.
This year began with our organization officially becoming an employer. Previously, NCHT staff was employed through Wyoming Medical Center and leased to the foundation, giving the Trust time to build its human resource systems. That lease ended in December of 2021, and beginning in January, all staff were officially hired and employed by the Trust. Not only did this change allow the Trust to cut its own paychecks, but this was also an opportunity to develop and implement policies and a workplace culture that were more in line with this industry and the Trust’s mission and guiding principles.
For us, it seems like so long ago, but it’s only been about 9 months since the official change from Wyoming Medical Center Foundation to Natrona Collective Health Trust. The rebranding announcement, name change, and website was launched in March of 2022. Along with announcing the new name and logo, NCHT used it’s brand launch to roll out its new mission and strategic plan to the Natrona County community.
Also in March, the Trust partnered with Wyoming Nonprofit Network in funding a Director of Learning and Development position. WNN hired Anna Wilcox, who has an office at NCHT, and has been busy working on capacity-building initiatives with area nonprofits. Anna has also revived WNN’s monthly nonprofit networking meetings, which are free and open to all members of the nonprofit community. The full schedule can be found here.
Watch for more year-in-review posts throughout the rest of December on our website and Facebook page.