Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join CCF?
Anyone can join the CCF movement! If you’re someone who is interested in fundraising, resource-building, and racial/economic justice in Minnesota, we’d encourage you to join us.

Is there a membership fee to join CCF?
No! Being involved in CCF is for everyone — there is no membership fee.

How can I support CCF and CCF-MN?
There are a number of ways you can support the CCF movement:

Donate to CCF
    Spread the word about CCF — invite friends and colleagues to learn more about the 10 principles
Contact CCF-MN to find opportunities to donate your time to CCF

How is CCF different than other professional associations like the Association of Fundraising Professionals?
CCF is built on 10 principles that are focused on racial and economic justice, flipping the script on donor-centricity, and is a movement built for the community, by the community. While AFP and other associations are engaged in inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) work, CCF is a grassroots movement that seeks to change the traditional framework of fundraising that is rooted in white supremacy.

CCF seeks to demonstrate shared leadership and is an ever-evolving movement that meets the needs of communities of color.

Who is leading CCF?
CCF is not led in a traditional way with an established hierarchy. Everyone has the opportunity to lead and there’s no central Executive Director or Board President.

At a national level, there’s a leadership team.
You can read more about them here.

At a local level, there are a number of people involved with CCF.
Courtney Backen and Mallory Mitchell are two BIPOC fundraisers that kicked off the CCF movement in Minnesota. You can get in contact with either of them individually or you can email

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