Founded in 2019, the Cape Fear Collective (CFC) is a collective impact and data science nonprofit backbone organization based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Born out of the corporate sector, CFC’s mission is to scale big data, fundraising, social innovation, and large-scale initiative management to a six-county region in Southeastern North Carolina. CFC employs data scientists, strategists, journalists, and process improvement experts who partner with anchor institutions from across the region. Together, they create sustainable impact programs that address social progress across a variety of sectors including economic development, health and human services, climate change, and housing.
Strategic Priority Areas
Drive Data Collaboration and Ecosystem Alignment
Provide insights to the social impact sector by creating an open source data platform that builds operational efficiency and expands fundraising opportunities that result in improved life outcomes for all people.
Bear Witness and Amplify Community Voices
Bear witness to the systemic, structural inequities and injustices facing the Cape Fear Region and amplify the voices of citizens, practitioners, and advocates on the front lines of this fight.
Organize for Impact…Build an Enduring Town Square
Promote sustainable, community-wide systems and operational infrastructure that support the social impact sector in navigating the complexities of the region’s unique challenges. Build a culture that champions collaboration, equity, and transparency.
Support Innovation in the Social Sector
Foster a culture of innovation by leveraging resources and cultivating opportunities to promote new methods for achieving social progress.
WHAT IS COLLECTIVE IMPACT?
To fight institutionalized racism, poor health, and poverty, the social impact sector must institutionalize itself, leveraging every resource in the fight for equity. The full potential of every strata of the community must align with data insights and a shared measurement platform so everyone is working together toward the same goal. The collective achieves that in 5 ways.
A shared vision for what the Cape Fear community could be and understanding a joint approach is the best way to solve it.
Align organizations across a shared measurement platform, providing a transparent data infrastructure that allows nonprofits and service organizations to more accurately see the community and focus their work.
MUTUALLY REINFORCING ACTIVITIES.
With a common vision and shared way to measure our progress, we can amplify our efforts and programming through increased alignment.
The social sector is an ever evolving and dynamic environment. It requires organizations to move as fast as the world around them.
A STRONG BACKBONE.
An organizational ecosystem that is equitable and safe for all participants along with a dedicated team of orchestrators to drive the work for decades to come.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COLLECTIVE IMPACT?
Click the “Learn More” link below to go to the Collective Impact Forum website, a great resource for all things collective impact.