EJAM will take an “asset-based” approach to developing the resources needed to carry out the work of the organization/community. We will formulate a plan for developing physical, human, and grassroots community assets and resources needed to support its work. A core component of this strategy is the acquisition of land and/or buildings that could support new construction or renovation of an existing structure using alternative building and energy systems.
EJAM will strive to be transparent and accountable in its operations and program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Board leadership will be shared. Work plans will be established for EJAM staff, consultants, interns and volunteers. Opportunities for staff and board development, particularly in the area of non-profit management and sustainable development will be offered. As we build our base, the community will have an increasing role in determining the focus and direction of EJAM’s work and in monitoring and evaluating that work.