Is CCF a nonprofit organization?

While we are fiscally sponsored by a nonprofit, we are not a nonprofit, and we currently don’t have plans to be a nonprofit. We envision ourselves as a movement that folx can join, grow, adapt, and make their own. We want CCF to be far-reaching and truly change our sector for the better.

Does CCF need volunteers? How can I get involved?

Yes! CCF is actually mostly volunteer-led and started as volunteer-led! We are always interested in connecting with folx who are interested in helping us further the CCF movement. While there are many ways to get involved, if you’re interested in donating your time and expertise to CCF specifically, please reach out to hello@communitycentricfundraising.org to get a conversation started. Do keep in mind that response time may be delayed because we get a high volume of emails.

I am white. What can I do for the CCF movement as a white person?

We recommend that white folx check out our FAQ for white allies as a first step.

You might also consider  volunteering your time with CCFdonating money to CCF, or contributing to our content hub. You can review our editorial guidelines here. Keep in mind we center Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) voices at CCF, and we may not always be able to publish content from white folx as often.

I don’t live where CCF’s Seattle chapter is based. How can I be involved?

We love that folx across the country and all over the world are interested in CCF. That’s so great! One way to get further the movement is to start up a chapter where you’re at, if it makes sense to. If you’re interested, reach out to hello@communitycentricfundraising.org to see if there are others in your area interested in starting a chapter. We can connect y’all!

When is your next event? How can I get information about it?

The best way to get the latest info about what’s coming up for CCF is to sign up for our mailing list.

I can’t attend your event, but can I watch a recording of it later?

While some of our events may have segments we can record and share, most of our events will be interactive and involve breakout groups, making it hard to record. We are currently planning ways to be more inclusive across time zones.

Will your events be closed captioned?

We are striving to be as inclusive as we can be, so our intention is to make most of our events closed captioned. If there are other ways that we can accommodate, please let us know by reaching out to hello@communitycentricfundraising.org.

Do you have literature or downloadable resources I can use when talking to my board/staff/donors about CCF’s 10 principles?

This is something we are working on, but we currently don’t have many downloadable assets. At the moment, folx are free to share CCF’s 10 Principles, with attribution (in print) or a link back (online) to our website. Thank you!

I am interested in collaborating with CCF on another project. Can I talk to you about this?

You certainly can! Because we are volunteer-run, our capacity is often fairly limited, but we are very inspired by the enthusiasm and passion for this movement. Please reach out to hello@communitycentricfundraising.org to get a conversation started. Do keep in mind that response time may be delayed because we get a high volume of emails.

Will someone from CCF do a training/be a panelist/speak on CCF’s 10 Principles with my organization/group?

We are open to trainings, speaking engagements, and other customized ways to talk about CCF’s work for a fee, based on a sliding scale. We evaluate these kinds of requests on a case-by-case basis, so please reach out to us at hello@communitycentricfundraising.org to start a conversation.

I’m interested in figuring out how well my organization is aligning with CCF’s 10 Principles. Will you have an assessment or rubric for this?

This is something we’re currently working on. It should be noted that any assessment we share is just a starting point on a lifelong equity journey! We hope folx use assessments as a tool to get a temperature check at the moment, rather than as any sort of certification or “stamp of approval.”

In the meantime, you may want to check out the League of Conservation Voter’s assessment. (It is written by Angela Park in collaboration with Tiffany Chan, Curt Coffing, John Reuter, Hope Rippeon, and Ed Zuckerman of the State Capacity Building Department of League of Conservation Voters who funded its creation.) We encourage organizations to use and adapt this tool. Please cite its origins when doing so.


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