VisionServe Alliance is a consortium of Executive Directors/CEOs of 501(c)(3) nonprofits throughout the United States that provide unique and specialized services to people who are blind or with severe vision loss. We bring together the full diversity of services for one conversation with the ultimate goal of unifying the many issues and organizations operating independently of one another in the field. Members include organizations focusing on national advocacy and/or service issues, employment and manufacturing, adult vision rehabilitation, K-12 residential and on-line schools, early intervention and pre-school, dog guides, low vision clinics, and Braille production. Collaborative projects, national trends, stronger management and leadership, and advocacy issues have been born from these conversations and activities.
Our Mission is to engage leaders in building a better world through services for people with vision loss.
Our Vision is to be a leader and the unifying voice in the field of services for people with vision loss for advocacy, education, ethical management, professional growth, and enhanced services.
Our Purpose is to facilitate executive leadership development and strategic networking leadership opportunities in order to strengthen capacity and impact in the field of blindness and low vision.
Our Core Values:
Commitment to serving people who are blind, have low vision or other visual dysfunction: moves leaders to endeavor to understand and support the entire field, its history, the continuum of care and the complex issues that impact quality of life.
Exceptional Leadership is demonstrated by the characteristics of passion, respect, authenticity, self-awareness, communication, humility, fairness, accountability, leading by example, and focus on the big picture.
Diversity promotes the participation of leaders who are blind, have low vision or other visual dysfunction, are people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, as well as those new to the field and/or with non-traditional approaches to strengthen the conversation about and solutions for greater impact.
Inclusion strives to have all stakeholders fully participate in the dialogue as it results in deeper understanding of and better decisions about opportunities for and challenges faced by people with blindness, low vision and visual dysfunction; and prioritizes the use of tools and methods necessary to genuinely facilitate that.
Innovation compels us to fervently seek new ideas in pursuit of the most effective approaches and solutions to enhancing the life experiences of people with blindness, low vision or visual dysfunction.
Collaboration creates resources greater than the sum of their parts when members leverage effective relationships and complementary strengths throughout their business practices