3. Intentional Sustainability
3.1 Grow Revenue in Proven Ways
Continue to grow affinity among our community of donors and grow revenue through existing methods that we know work well.
Invest in building our donor base via existing, successful methods
Deepen support among existing members
Invest in growing the number of major donors and underwriters
Monitor, evaluate, and strategically adopt new best practices of other public media organizations
3.2 Explore New Revenue Streams
Explore and test new ways to generate revenue.
Develop additional cross-department teams to identify revenue opportunities
Increase revenue-generating staff capacity
Explore broader distribution and availability of existing and future Maine Public programs
Explore and implement podcast revenue generation models
3.3 Strengthen Government Support
Ensure and ideally increase level of government revenue by providing our state and federal partners with demonstrated and visible community benefits.
Maintain the functionality and value of our Emergency Alert System
Promote Maine Public as a public safety partner and a ‘go-to source’ for the people of Maine in case of emergency
Ensure that Maine’s Legislative and Congressional delegations understand the value of Maine Public and its critical role in education, public safety and civic leadership
3.4 Strengthen Awareness of the Maine Public Brand
Strengthen and better promote our brand, backed by trusted and relevant content, in order to maintain and grow market share.
Integrate consistent brand messaging more fully across all platforms
Identify and cultivate relationships with relevant cultural organizations to further our reach and relevance in our communities
Identify high profile content and brand it fully
Monitor and adapt to disruptive consumer trends that could result in competition for Maine Public listeners, viewers, users, and donors
3.5 Strengthen Organizational Culture
Strengthen a culture of collaboration and opportunity that generates employee enthusiasm.
Invest in our people via deliberate professional development that simultaneously serves organizational goals and employee passions
Increase staff diversity and inclusion to incorporate a broader range of voices and perspectives throughout our organization
Improve collaboration across news teams and production teams with workflow design efficiencies
Increase transparency about how and why decisions are made
Strengthen clear processes for gathering and considering employee input
Better connect all work to strategic goals, objectives, and performance measures so every employee can see how their work is contributing to the greater good