In 2013, CCADV underwent organizational changes that afforded an opportunity to evaluate and focus its efforts.  Board and staff were brought together for a strategic planning session in September 2013, and again in 2014, facilitated by Christine Wallace Caldwell of Catalysis LLC.

Prior to the initial strategic planning session, the Coalition collected input from member programs, staff and community stakeholders to help identify how CCADV could best meet members needs and a collective vision for a strong coalition.  The resulting information was used to inform the strategic planning session.

The second phase of strategic planning took the foundational work and resulted in the development of a Strategic Plan & Roadmap to guide the work of the organization over the next five years.

The vision adopted by the planning participants speaks to the broader goal of reducing domestic violence in Colorado. This is exemplified through a number of activities, including increasing the capacity of individual domestic violence programs, providing resources to allied professionals and policymakers, serving as a voice for broader issues in the state, and increasing the public awareness.


By 2020, the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence will be
the trusted and valued leader in expanding the capacity of Colorado’s domestic violence organizations, community partners, policymakers, and the public, to dramatically reduce domestic violence in the State.

Through a thorough discussion on the importance of inclusivity, visionary leadership, responsiveness, and transparency, the planning participants enumerated some guiding principles, designed to inform all the work of CCADV. Our daily activities, as well as long range planning are informed by the following guiding principles:


1. Inclusive, relevant, and valuable to our diverse stakeholders.

2. A coalition of visionary, knowledgeable and informed leaders.
3. A nimble, transparent and responsive organization.

Out of these guiding principals arose four key strategic initiatives that provide the framework for the strategic plan and will serve as a roadmap for the work of CCADV over the next five years. The detailed strategies and tactics provide next steps and measurable outcomes and are meant to serve as a “living plan” that will continue to evolve in the first year of implementation.

Key Strategic Initiatives

1. Serve as a powerful coalition that nurtures and creates relationships to increase member capacity and represent the needs of organizations throughout the state.

2. Establish and support strong, visionary, knowledgeable, responsive, diverse and accountable leadership throughout the organization.
3. Increase awareness and leverage our collective ability to proactively address and respond to issues related to domestic violence.
4. Create a relevant and effective organizational model that supports high quality sustainable programs and advocacy efforts.

CCADV’s Strategic Plan & Roadmap for 2015-2020

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