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 Beliefs and Core Principles

Cause Effective's work rests on a common set of beliefs:

  • Humans are driven to make the world a better place, to right wrongs, and to support one another to improve collective well-being
  • Self-determination is a cornerstone of civic life: communities have the right and ability to direct their own destiny
  • People can learn the skills they need to unlock their ability to create a better world

Our relationship with our clients is based on the following core principles:

  • We believe in a diverse nonprofit field
  • We work for the mission of the group
  • We commit to the individuals and organizations we serve
  • We listen deeply to our clients
  • We target the critical issues
  • We apply a field-wide lens
  • We build skills that last beyond our engagement
  • We aim towards long-term impact

There are many avenues, large and small, through which these principles guide our daily decisions with clients. We welcome dialogue on how these principles apply to your relationship with Cause Effective.

“Cause Effective has been a partner and sounding board in helping me achieve buy-in for change..”

Marc Jaffe, Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County