In April 2017, a committee of the MINNDEPENDENT Board of Directors began working to develop a new strategic direction and plan for MINNDEPENDENT. This journey involved a great amount of input and feedback from our many stakeholder groups: funders, member schools, donors, partners and nonmember schools. In September 2017, this plan was presented to and approved by the MINNDEPENDENT Board of Directors. This new direction, developed using agile planning, provides a clear focus, priority and intentionality to our work – all toward our overarching goal of 100% member retention. An overview of this strategic plan can be found here. We welcome your thoughts and comments on our direction to better serve our member schools and to further support from the community. Email any comments, thoughts or questions to Tim Benz, MINNDEPENDENT President.