CFC drives towards equitable systemic change in Southeastern North Carolina by collaborating with community partners to leverage local assets, illuminate actionable insights, and catalyze innovative programming.
We accomplish this work by applying data science techniques to gain insights, mobilizing private sector capital through impact investing programs, and supporting cross-sector collaboration.
We believe that we should do all things through an equity lens. We understand that centuries of oppressive systems have hurt many communities. Our whole society benefits from lifting up all people, especially those who have been most marginalized.
We believe that accurate and robust data infrastructure can be the great equalizer in the fight for a better tomorrow.
We believe that the community is the biggest driver and producer of positive outcomes and actionable insights. We follow their lead to drive change.
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.