Strategic Plan

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In February 2013 the YBAA board developed a strategic plan and established a series of goals for 2013-2016. Those goals, in keeping with our mission and core values, are listed below.


YBAA’s Strategic Goals: 2013 ‐ 2016


Building & Sustaining Organizational Excellence

  • Design financial models for funding YBAA activities and priorities
  • Foster ongoing board development
  • Build, formalize, and solidify YBAA chapter infrastructure

Engage Black Alumni

  • Design and implement programming
    • Programming on the Yale campus
    • Chapter programming
    • National programming
  • Coordinate service initiatives with AYA that will appeal to Black alumni

Building & Maintaining Strong Relationships with Current and Prospective Students

  • Participate in student recruitment and interviews
  • Participate in on-campus activities
  • Establish an ongoing alumni/student mentoring program

 Serving as the Primary Source for Black Alumni Communication

  • Improve and sustain communication with alumni
  • Build and increase YBAA web and social media presence
  • Build and maintain comprehensive database of alumni

 Expand Outreach Opportunities & Alliances

  • Cultivate and establish partnerships with other alumni organizations including:
    • Other Yale shared interest groups (SIGs)
    • Non-Yale alumni organizations with compatible missions
  • Cultivate and establish partnerships with other cultural organizations