One of our nonprofit partners sent us this lovely set of fundraising principles for the nonprofit sector: https://communitycentricfundraising.org/ccf-principles/
- Fundraising must be grounded in race, equity, and social justice.
- Individual organizational missions are not as important as the collective community.
- Nonprofits are generous with and mutually supportive of one another.
- All who engage in strengthening the community are equally valued, whether volunteer, staff, donor, or board member.
- Time is valued equally as money.
- We treat donors as partners, and this means that we are transparent, assume the best intentions, and occasionally have difficult conversations.
- We foster a sense of belonging, not othering.
- We promote the understanding that everyone (donors, staff, funders, board members, volunteers) personally benefits from engaging in the work of social justice – it’s not just charity and compassion.
- We see the work of social justice as holistic and transformative, not transactional.
- We recognize that healing and liberation requires a commitment to economic justice.
I think we’re putting emphasis on #2 through the cause pages like Racial Justice, but we will need to grow the number of causes to encompass the variety of collectives out there.