At CampaignBrite, we believe that grant writers are community change makers. When we help nonprofits fund projects in pursuit of their own missions, we have the power to create progressive change for everyone with fully funded projects!
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Mission Statement | CampaignBrite’s mission is to help progressive nonprofits win the grant funding they need with well written grant applications positioned for the best chance of success.
Vision Statement | Our vision is to bring about progressive social change in our communities and to help improve people’s lives through fully funded community nonprofits.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Statement |Throughout the United States and in Oregon, where CampaignBrite operates, there is a history of racial exclusion, violence, and land theft that has left a legacy of injustice that endures today.
We know our mission and vision cannot be realized until we dismantle white supremacy and are willing to share power and resources. We recognize that our own past and current actions and inactions have reinforced systemic racism in philanthropy, grant writing and beyond.
We are committed to an ongoing learning process around privilege, power, inequality, systems of oppression, and in using our grant writing and consulting to be an agent of change. We acknowledge that this work is urgent, while at the same time, it also requires patience and dedication for the long term.
When working with white-led organizations, whether it is a client, a funder, or our own organization, we will approach grant writing as an opportunity to educate, reflect, and step back.
We will create access to and inclusivity in grant writing by eliminating barriers to entry (no fixed “packages”, required minimums, or required retainers) and by providing pro bono consulting and mentoring to small, community-based organizations who primarily serve Black, Indigenous, Transgender, and other underserved communities.
As we work to dismantle systems of oppression in philanthropy, in grant writing, in ourselves, and in society, we know that we will make mistakes. Our goal is to give ourselves the space to work through those mistakes, to accept the insight from those who help us recognize our missteps, while also accepting that it is our sole responsibility to acknowledge and rectify those mistakes.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please Contact CampaignBrite today!