2017 was the year of going deeper. While efforts in 2016 were focused on hiring staff to scale the growth of the Organization, 2017 was dedicated to a complete overhaul of our technology infrastructure. Team RWB made a significant investment in three key pieces of technology: an updated website, a customized CRM, and the creation of the e-learning platform. The implementation of these tools allows us to better serve our current membership base, deepen our investment in our Eagle Leaders through enhanced and interactive training, and outreach to a wider base of future Team RWB members and leaders.
While investing in our technology infrastructure, we continue to fuel our mission with a culture of transparency. We are focused on enriching the lives of America’s veterans, and proud to report that, on average at least 84.7 cents of every dollar was invested in mission programs.
With the rollout of these tools and the continued dedication and support from our members, we are ready to hit the ground running in 2018! Thank you for your support during a year of transition and exploration!
Member Spotlight – Alley Smith
Central Maine Chapter
Alley Smith has served our nation for over 12 years in the Marine Corps, Maine National Guard, and now Navy Reserve. By day she supports efforts to transition veterans out of homelessness as a Regional Manager at Veterans Inc. in Maine. Needless to say, service is in her blood. Alley joined Team RWB in 2013 after learning about our programs through the Warrior Transition Program in Simbach, Germany on her way home from a deployment to Afghanistan. And since joining the Team, Alley has run her first ultra-marathon, started snowshoe racing, even tackled fat-tire mountain biking in the snow. She is training to run her first 100 mile trail ultra-marathon in May 2018. Team RWB has helped Alley work through post-traumatic stress, survivor’s guilt, and grief resulting from her service. Being an Eagle has provided a sense of purpose and connection. She loves the patriotism, loyal friendships, and teamwork that are synonymous with Team RWB and credits being engaged with the Team for challenging her and enriching her life.