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Strengthening Nonprofit Leaders and the World They Seek to Create

  • Board Members More Engaged in Governance

    74%

  • Board Members More Active in Fundraising

    62%

  • Added New Donors

    74%

  • More Money Raised

    62%

Cause Effective transforms nonprofits by partnering with mission-driven leaders to achieve social change. We work with leadership to develop, employ, and expand effective fundraising, governance and organizational strategies to advance equity and justice.

We envision a future in which nonprofits thrive with empowered leadership and abundant funding to achieve an equitable world.

Learn more about our impact.


Read more about the Cause Effective Fellows Program: Advancing Leaders of Color in Fundraising and Focus on Fundraising: Building Power for Executive Leaders of Color

 

Cause Effective has weathered many crises in partnership with nonprofits and is working with hundreds of groups to pivot their fundraising during this difficult time in our history. Read More
 


News & Notes

Imagine the last year and a half – with all we’ve experienced living through this unprecedented pandemic. Now imagine every time you saw or heard about a nonprofit organization in action -- providing emergency shelters, handing out groceries, pivoting to virtual learning, advocating for immigrant rights, and mental health care.  
Can you imagine this period in time without the lifesaving and life-transforming services that these nonprofits provide every day to people throughout the world? The nonprofit sector is, indeed, the epitome of care. 

Around the country this is the time of year when nonprofit organizations send fundraising appeals to their donors – current, lapsed, and prospects – asking for financial support for their mission and work. For some organizations this is a stressful period of the year. The pressure of bringing money in the door, particularly during a time when millions of people are still living through the continued negative impact of COVID…people are experiencing an increasing rise in prices to cover some of the most basic household necessities…organizations, institutions and businesses are navigating tricky personnel and financial challenges – the reality is, we are still living with so many unknowns. 

Cause Effective has partnered with dozens of organizations since the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 to help them reexamine their vision, mission and strengthen their case for support. This strategic exercise is important for nonprofits to embrace as part of their practice – especially during difficult times like the time we are living in now. When world events have sparked political unrest and fueled division within communities, nonprofit staff members are sometimes not aligned to engage donors and funders. What has also made this time more demanding is the continued economic challenges of COVID on fundraising.