The Root Causes Network
The Root Causes Network is a statewide program of CRC, which started as a cohort of the Colorado Participation Project in 2013 and was relaunched by CRC as a statewide network in 2015, to provide a permanent infrastructure to build the capacity of human service nonprofits to advance inclusive and community-centered policy.
We believe that in order to strengthen the power and influence of human service nonprofits in advocacy work, there must be a Network of support offering nonprofits with the resources, ongoing training, and relationship building with policy groups to help them move their organization’s advocacy work forward.
We are recruiting new members. Join the Network!
This webinar gives an overview of the Root Causes Network and how we work to build the advocacy capacity of our member nonprofits. We also cover program benefits, membership fees, and next steps to join the Network.
Many organizations are struggling to adapt to the rapidly changing circumstances and unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19. The Root Causes Network creates a shared space for us to weather these challenges together, providing the tools and resources for human service nonprofits to strengthen their advocacy efforts when it is needed most.
Communities gain a powerful voice in the policy decisions that affect them when the nonprofit sector is empowered and trained to fully exercise its political power and influence. The individual power of people combined with the collective power of the sector helps create healthy and just communities for all. This collaborative work is especially critical as we navigate the inequitable impacts of COVID-19 in our communities.
CRC is committed to building an inclusive Network which prioritizes organizations rooted within and serving communities of color and led by people of color, and strives to build a movement that is reflective of Colorado’s diversity. CRC is also committed to building a Network that is grounded in principles of social justice and believes in advancing systems-change using an equity lens. Now, more than ever, it is important for our networks to connect and activate in a spirit of allyship and mutual support.