Causey Support for Marginalized Communities

In 2024, the Mission Met consulting team and Causey software team have joined forces to help mission-driven organizations that serve marginalized communities develop and execute their strategic plans more effectively.

You are invited to apply for consultative support and a free lifetime subscription to Causey.

Program Overview

Causey and our parent company, Mission Met, are committed to advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) by empowering nonprofits serving marginalized communities with free, lifetime access to approachable strategic planning execution software. Additionally, selected applicants will also receive access to strategic planning guidance through a self-guided course, consulting, and coaching.

Our mission is to break down barriers to success, foster collaboration, and amplify impact, ensuring that every organization dedicated to uplifting underserved populations has the tools and support needed to thrive and create meaningful change.

Benefits of the Program


Selected organizations will receive the following:

  • Lifetime subscription to Causey's Core tier.
  • 2 hours of consulting support from a Mission Met strategic planning consultant.
  • Access to monthly strategy group coaching led by a strategic planning consultant.
  • Lifetime access to START, our self-guided strategic planning course. Learn about a simple and effective strategic planning process in this course.
  • PDF of the book "Mission Met: Proven Strategic Planning Guidance to Help You Build a Financially Secure and Impactful Nonprofit."

The price for this these services would be well over $2,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Your nonprofit organization is eligible if it serves marginalized communities.

To help you understand if your organization is eligible to apply, please review the below definition of a marginalized community.

A marginalized community consists of individuals and groups who are systematically disadvantaged due to a variety of factors that may include but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, socioeconomic status, geographic location, or religious affiliation. Marginalization can result from historical oppression, structural inequality, discrimination, and policies that perpetuate exclusion. These communities often have their voices silenced or overlooked in mainstream societal narratives and governance, leading to an exacerbation of disparities and barriers to opportunities.

Characteristics of Marginalized Communities:

  • Limited Access to Economic Opportunities: Marginalized communities often face higher rates of poverty, underemployment, and unemployment due to systemic barriers to education, training, and job markets.
  • Reduced Access to Healthcare and Education: These communities may experience disparities in access to quality healthcare and education, influenced by factors such as geographic location, economic constraints, and systemic biases.
  • Social Exclusion: Marginalized groups may be socially excluded or stigmatized based on their identity, beliefs, or status, affecting their social interactions and participation in community life.
  • Political Disempowerment: They often have limited representation and voice in political processes and governance, impacting their ability to influence decisions that affect their lives.
  • Vulnerability to Violence and Discrimination: Marginalization can increase susceptibility to various forms of violence, abuse, and discrimination, further entrenching inequalities.

If the population that you primarily serve fall into any one of these categories, then you serve a marginalized community.

Application Process

Be one of the first 30 organization applications or apply by April 8, 2024. Applications will be reviewed in April and selected organizations will be notified in May. You may access the application at any time.

For support or questions about the application process, please email [email protected].

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We care about your strategic planning success!

Mission Met is a strategic planning consulting and software company that serves mission-driven leaders by helping them develop and execute their strategic plans through a simple and repeatable process. 

Our mission is to make strategic planning simpler and more effective for mission-driven leaders.

  • With more than 25 years of experience serving nonprofits, Mission Met knows how to help you reach your goals.
  • Causey, our strategic planning execution software, supports hundreds of nonprofits in tracking and measuring their strategic plans.

Mission Met has always been committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We support numerous social justice efforts, seek diverse opinions and resources, and provide inclusive and equitable strategic planning processes.

To learn more about our DEIJ efforts and additional resources visit these pages:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can I apply?
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When do I need to apply for consideration?
Apply ASAP for full consideration. We will close the application after receiving 30 applications or April 8, 2024, whichever comes first. This application will be opened annually. If you apply this year and are not selected, we encourage you to apply again next year.
What's the timeline?
The application will be open until April 8, 2024, however, if we receive more than 30 applications before then, we will close the application window. On or after April 8, a selection committee comprised of Mission Met consultants and staff will begin reviewing applications immediately. Selected organizations will be notified in May 2024.
What do I need to include in the application (materials, support documentation)?
You can expect the application to take you around 20 minutes to complete. It has five sections total, with four that need you to fill in or select your response. Sections include organization information, contact information, strategy information, and eligibility and consent. You will need to know your organization's EIN number to verify your nonprofit status. No additional materials are needed.
Why is this an important initiative for Mission Met and Causey?
Mission Met is deeply rooted in our unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We have supported countless social justice initiatives, actively seeking out diverse perspectives and resources to fuel our inclusive and equitable strategic planning processes, and have served nonprofits and marginalized communities for more than 25 years.
How many organizations will you select? 
We will select at least 3 organizations in 2024.
Can I share the link with other organizations?
Yes, of course!
Have more questions?
Please email help at causey dot app
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