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At Open Door Legal, we see each and every employee as a leader, an integral part of our grand vision to revolutionize access to legal aid and dramatically reduce poverty. As we set our sights on the future of city-wide legal representation, we have continued to reimagine our Annual Plan to foster a culture of teaming and to design our infrastructure for scale. Our ultimate organizational goal is to empower every team member to work with autonomy and self-motivation as we expand our mission and reach. Together, we can make a meaningful difference and transform lives through the power of legal aid. ****

The process for the 2023 annual plan will focus on coordination and alignment in these specific stages:

Below you can read through the details of our 2023 Annual Plan and our vision this year: infrastructure.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

In 2022, we expanded our eviction defense practice and secured the funding we needed to expand our service area to the Westside and open a center in the Sunset. This year, our priority is building out the infrastructure needed to execute the next step in our city-wide scale plan successfully. This includes systematizing our grants infrastructure, implementing our case management system into peer legal aid organizations, and building a more significant cash reserve to provide a strong runway for a bigger budget.

By the end of the year, we hope to be in a position to execute Prop D’s mandate to make SF the first city in the country with universal access to legal representation for domestic violence survivors and to complete our city-wide expansion.

Open Door Legal Housing Clients Ramon and Morena Gonzalez with Housemates (12) who were threatened with eviction

Open Door Legal Housing Clients Ramon and Morena Gonzalez with Housemates (12) who were threatened with eviction

Vision Statement for 2023

A vision is a clear, compelling, and inspiring statement of what an organization or individual hopes to achieve in the future. It provides a long-term focus and direction and serves as a guide for decision-making and goal-setting. A good vision should be aspirational and motivate people to work towards it, while also being achievable and realistic.

A vision is not a detailed plan or roadmap, but rather a broad, abstract statement of what is hoped to be achieved. For example, a vision for a non-profit organization might be: "To create a world where everyone has access to quality education and the opportunity to reach their full potential." This vision provides a clear direction for the organization's work and inspires people to work towards it.

<aside> 💼 Our vision at ODL is to create a system for universal legal representation to dramatically reduce poverty.


For 2023, the vision this year is: Build a $6M infrastructure and culture to ensure our city-wide growth in expanding universal legal representation