Calmer Choice, non-profit organization in Barnstable, Massachusetts Calmer Choice, non-profit organization in Barnstable, Massachusetts

Calmer Choice Announces New Strategic Plan

Calmer Choice is undergoing a period of rich evolution and transformation as it emerges from the confines of a global pandemic into a new community environment. Both internally and externally, grounds are shifting, and new opportunities for growth and connection are emerging.

For Calmer Choice, this provides an extraordinary opportunity to survey our inner organizational landscape alongside the needs of our community to reidentify the core of who we are, why we exist, and how we serve as an organization.

Three years ago, Calmer Choice adopted a Strategic Plan designed to move the organization from adolescence (grassroots startup) to maturity (sustainable nonprofit). It was heavily focused on operational goals – efficiency, policies and procedures, financial systems, and programming. We were fortunate to have this roadmap in place when the pandemic hit, as it allowed us to adjust and adapt quickly and (almost) seamlessly.

Simultaneously, our CEO and Founder announced her retirement. This led to a variety of leadership changes and allowed us to reorganize in a fashion that positions us for future growth. Having successfully navigated both the depths of the pandemic and a seismic leadership change, Calmer Choice is poised to launch into its next Strategic Plan. With the operational house well on its way, this plan is truly transformational.

Grounded in the belief that we’re all part of a larger ecosystem, this plan is focused on rededication to helping kids and those who support them. We understand and appreciate the need for Calmer Choice – now more than ever – and this plan will serve as the framework for delivering our programming in new and exciting ways. It also continues our drive toward financial sustainability. Last but by no means least, this plan will help define our culture of well-being, compassion, and making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

This is a plan like no other. It’s got a heart and a soul. It will breathe and grow along the way. It will make Calmer Choice a model organization...

...and we're excited to get started!

View the Strategic Plan [PDF]