ONS’s 2017 Financial Priorities Are Based on Member Feedback

April 04, 2017 by Kay Harse MS, RN, AOCN®, Treasurer, ONS Board of Directors

The ONS budgeting cycle is not unlike what occurs annually at each of our healthcare settings. ONS staff and senior leadership work to develop a budget each year. In March 2017, the ONS Board of Directors met with staff to review the year-end financials for 2016. This review helps us prepare for the treasurer’s presentation during the Business Meeting at the 42nd Annual ONS Congress (http://congress.ons.org/) in Denver in May.  We will meet again in September and October to review and approve the proposed budget for 2018.

You Spoke; We Listened

A review of our financial outcomes in 2016 demonstrated the organization’s ability to keep membership dues the same for 2017. Much of what ONS is focusing on for strategic and budgeting purposes is based on the feedback that we receive from the annual membership surveys.

The ONS national office has also responded to the changing healthcare environment by increasing participation at a national level. Many chapters sent representatives to the ONS Hill Days in September 2016. The feedback from participants was incredibly positive, and ONS will again conduct the event in fall 2017.

Other exciting work ONS has done recently or will conduct in the near future includes the following:

As you can see, it has been a dynamic year for ONS, and our members are an important part of shaping future efforts by the organization. I hope to see you all at the ONS Annual Congress Business Meeting in Denver this May.

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