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Join Us in Activating Nonprofit Thrivability – Support Cause Effective Today!

Dear Friend,

Today I am writing to you as the Executive Director and President of Cause Effective to ask that you support this great organization as we look to the year ahead – an organization that has been a leader in the capacity-building ecosystem and a nonprofit growth partner for 40 years. I am humbled because of Cause Effective’s role in helping thousands of nonprofit professionals and boards amplify their work and activate resources to support their missions. 

Cause Effective has partnered with more than 7,000 organizations on the frontline of social movements and issues impacting marginalized people in this country and around the world.

As the staff and Board of Directors of Cause Effective enter the next chapter, we ask that you partner in helping us to Activate Nonprofit Thrivability.

As we embark on our next chapter, we invite you to be a part of our mission to "Activate Nonprofit Thrivability." Our focus is to expand and deepen our engagement with mission-driven leaders and beneficiaries who share our values and resonate with our commitment to tackle systemic community issues and champion social, racial, and economic justice in historically underserved areas. 

Cause Effective has introduced the Thrivability model to enhance our program and consulting services that we provide to nonprofit professionals and boards. The Thrivability framework is a nonprofit management practice that operates through five pillars to help organizations center diversity, equity and inclusion, and organizational collaboration as they work to raise awareness, engagement, and funding to achieve their missions. 

The Thrivability Pillars are:

  • Identity as more than diversity representation but a culture asset to their mission and work. 
  • Centering DEI in Fundraising, Communications, and Governance.
  • Collaboration and Allyship to fuel social justice and equity. 
  • Philanthropic Education raises greater awareness around systemic issues impacting marginalized communities.
  • The Power of Transformational Partnership is to build trust with donors and funders and deeper investments to create the world that we seek.  

"Cause Effective is innovative and leading the path from scarcity to equitable fundraising practices for the nonprofit sector through its Thrivability framework. I am proud to partner with this organization that strengthens the nonprofit sector."  

-- Jan Fisher, Executive Director, Nonprofit Westchester 

Your support can enable the Thrivability model to guide nonprofits from a state of scarcity to one of abundance and resilience, equipping them with the resources needed to make a lasting impact.

Your contribution to Cause Effective is more than a donation; it's an investment in the future of the nonprofit sector, empowering leaders and organizations to tackle the complexities and challenges of our time.

Join us in our quest to Activate Nonprofit Thrivability.


Sonya Shields
Executive Director and President

P.S. Remember, your involvement goes beyond just a donation – it's a partnership in a movement. Every contribution brings us closer to a world where nonprofits don't just survive, but thrive. Let's make this vision a reality, together. Thank you for your continued support!