The Root Causes Network is a program of CRC and provides a permanent infrastructure to build the capacity of service providers to advance inclusive and community-centered policy. The Network creates formal and ongoing space for members to convene, and advance their skills and knowledge.
When the nonprofit sector is empowered and trained to fully exercise its political power and influence, traditionally marginalized communities gain a powerful voice in the policy decisions that affect them most. The individual power of people combined with the collective power of the sector helps create healthy and just communities for all.
We believe 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.
CRC is committed to building an inclusive Network and 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 principals of social justice and believes in advancing systems-change using an equity lens.
The goals of the Root Cause Network are:
- To provide ongoing education and skills building to help members improve/increase their advocacy capacity, and
- To increase the influence of human service nonprofits in the policy field.