How to Get Started

Most of our clients see our fee not as an expense but as an investment in sustainable growth. There are two main ways that clients pay for our work:

Some clients use funds from their operating budget to cover the cost of our services.  Others raise the funds through their network of donors to finance the cost. The fee depends on the scope of your project, so call us to discuss how we might be able to help you.
Third-party funding

Many Cause Effective clients receive support for their work with Cause Effective from one of their funders who is committed to seeing them succeed.  Support can come from a foundation, umbrella organization, or individual donor that cares about your organization and understands how investing in your organization’s work with Cause Effective can build your ability to be self-sustaining for years to come.

Start by checking with the organizations and funders that support you – they may have special funds set aside for capacity building.  Those who have supported Cause Effective's work with their grantees include: Booth Ferris Foundation, Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, Hispanic Federation, Dyson Foundation, Hispanics in Philanthropy, The Lester Fund, LISC New York City, M & T Bank, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Foundation, New York Women's Foundation, The New York Community Trust, Open Society Foundations, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, and United Way of New York City.