CALL TO ACTION STRATEGIC PLAN, 2011 - 2015
In the fall of 2009, Call To Action's Board of Directors commissioned a Strategic Planning Committee consisting of CTA members from various constituencies within the organization, including staff, board, anti-racism team, CTA 20/30 and CTA local chapters.
The Strategic Planning Committee conducted an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing Call To Action as well as of those factors that were necessary to the success of the organization and to successfully accomplish its mission. The Committee also considered influence of the culture and conditions in the Church and the world at CTA's founding, today, and in the years to come.
After conducting a comprehensive analysis of over 1,000 responses from Call To Action members to a strategic plan survey, the Committee revised the vision and mission statements, developed a set of core beliefs for Call To Action, and laid out goals and strategies to help Call to Action realize its vision and accomplish its mission.
On October 29, 2010, Call To Action's board of directors adopted the strategic plan.
CALL TO ACTION'S CORE BELIEFS
We believe that:
The people of God are called to live lives rooted in the Gospel.
The church is the people of God and the people of God are accountable to the Creator and each other.
Faith communities have the responsibility to foster inclusivity and justice.
Every individual has the right to act according to an informed conscience and the responsibility to promote the equality and dignity of all people.
Call To Action will be the leader in challenging Catholics to act for justice and build inclusive communities.
Call To Action educates, inspires and activates Catholics to act for justice and build inclusive communities through a lens of anti-racism and anti-oppression principles.
GOALS AND STRATEGIES
- Increase brand recognition of Call To Action.
- Build organizational capacity around media and communications.
- Examine and enhance Call To Action's conference model.
- Develop first-class publications that speak to the mind, body and spirit of Call To Action members.
- Educate Catholics on our rights and responsibilities within the Church through lay synods and national speaking tours.
- Develop prayer/worship resources related to Call To Action's themes.
- Nurture small faith communities.
- Promote speakers at conference and on national speaking tours who foster spiritual nourishment.
- Identify and publicize Church injustices occurring at the local level through our Just Church program and support individuals harmed by those injustices.
- Educate Catholics on our rights and responsibilities within the Church through lay synods.
- Use conference as a tool for mobilization.
- Enhance Chapter activism through strengthening Chapter structure and promoting Chapter-initiated and national actions.
- Explore and implement ways Call To Action's annual conference can be used to reach its vision and accomplish its mission.
- Evaluate Call To Action's governance structure so that it incorporates anti-racism, anti-oppression, and inter-generational equity principles to empower Call To Action to reach its vision and accomplish its mission.