Our Staff

Want to get involved? Join our team? Check out our "Partnering with FoCMC" to get a feel for who we are and the work we do. We are organized as a collective that shares decision-making power, rotates leadership and responsibilities, and works collaboratively.

Decolonizing Nonprofits

Decolonizing nonprofits means decentering whiteness and honoring difference within our organizations. It means discovering how our ancestors took care of their communities before nonprofits existed and learning from their practices.
— Three Strategies for Decolonizing Nonprofits from a Black Queer Feminist Organizer by Denechia Powell

Working Collaboratively

Sharing tasks within our groups decentralizes knowledge, ensures a more sustainable division of labor, encourages learning, builds confidence with new skills, and strengthens interpersonal bonds as we work on projects together. Instead of only a few people being ‘in the know,’ this approach fosters a shared sense of responsibility and ownership over the group’s work.
— Undoing Border Imperialism by Harsha Walia

Representation Matters

If nonprofits feel like they can’t accomplish their work without hierarchy, their leadership should at least represent those who are most impacted by systemic oppression. Nonprofits can’t be at their most effective when they’re not led by communities who access their programs and services.
— Three Strategies for Decolonizing Nonprofits from a Black Queer Feminist Organizer by Denechia Powell

 

Thank you to The Future of Nonprofit Leadership: Worker Self-directed Organizations by Simon Mont; Three Strategies for Decolonizing Nonprofits from a Black Queer Feminist Organizer by Denechia Powell; and Getting It Together: Ideas for Organizing Collectives by Punch Up Collective which helped shape our team's ideals. Want to get involved? Check out our requirements for partnering to get a feel for who we are and the work we do. Still interested? Contact us.