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Cause Effective Fellows Program: Advancing Leaders of Color in Fundraising

2019-2020 Cause Effective Fellows Program Application

Thank you for applying to the Cause Effective Fellows Program: Advancing Leaders of Color in Fundraising. We are thrilled to welcome our first cohort under Cause Effective’s Preparing the Next Generation initiative, with the support of the New York Community Trust, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Women in Development and Kramer Levin, among others.

The Cause Effective Fellows Program arose from Cause Effective’s “Money, Power and Race: The Lived Experience of Fundraisers of Color” report, which reflects participants’ experience that while diversity matters in the nonprofit sector, people of color need to be skilled not only with fundraising acumen, but also have the awareness and tools to navigate the intersectional dynamics of power, race and class that are endemic to fundraising encounters.  The program is designed for mid-career Development Directors who self-identify as a person of color across various spectrums of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, ability, and socio-economic class, to build their capacity as fundraising professionals and develop their leadership within the organizations they serve.

Before beginning your application, please review the following regarding your candidacy:

1. This program requires full commitment from participants and a statement of support from their Executive Directors. You can download a copy of the required statement of support here.

2. Programming will occur during the following dates and times. We highly encourage applicants to calendar these dates into their calendar in the event they are accepted into the program:
  • December 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • January 9, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • February 6, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • March 19, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  
  • April 23, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 14, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 11, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Please note that the evening session on March 19th is intended for Directors of Development and Executive Directors.

3. All programming, unless otherwise noted, will take place at Cause Effective’s office, 505 8th Ave. Suite 1212, New York, NY 10018.

4. Completed applications will be due on November 1st and applicants will be notified of their acceptance by November 15th.

Thank you again for your interest in the Cause Effective Fellows Program and we look forward to receiving your application.

Judy Levine
Executive Director