At Mission Partners, we believe communications is one of the most powerful tools to advance social justice. We acknowledge our privilege as a white, cisgender woman-owned company and B Corporation™, and believe our highest responsibility is to use our influence and capital to shift and disrupt white dominant norms and false, toxic narratives.
At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, and in service of justice, Mission Partners made a commitment to deliver $50,000 in resources towards Black- and women*-led organizations, acknowledging the broken and harmful systems that contributed to Black and women-led organizations being among the most negatively impacted during the ongoing pandemic.
The vision of a just, equitable world is what drives us and our work. That’s why we’re growing our commitment by investing $1M in Black- and women-led organizations by 2025.
*We belong to, support and celebrate a broad community spanning a spectrum of gender identities, including cis-gender,transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people.
Our Commitment to Skills Based Pro Bono
The majority of our $1M investment will be made via skills-based pro bono to our client base, leveraging our expertise to help nonprofits grow and thrive.
Below, you’ll find the organizations we’ve supported to date through pro bono resources. We invite you to join us by investing in these nonprofits and by amplifying their work.
California Youth Connection, Clinical Scholars, CommonHealth ACTION, East Boston Social Centers, Inc., Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative, JustFund, Manna Food Center, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, New Leaders, The Pivot Fund, Prism, REDF, SAHF, UpTogether, if: A Foundation for Radical Possibility
Shifting Capital and Leveraging our Purchasing Power
For lasting change, the way we spend our money will always align with our values. We don’t invest even a single dollar in Facebook ads, and instead prioritize investments in Black-owned media. We require our vendors to take annual surveys to ensure alignment with our values. There’s a reason we are proud of our role in the B Corp™ community, and we take seriously our role to contribute to a radically inclusive and richly regenerative environment. Through direct investments, grants, sponsorships, vendor investments, and purchases, we will honor our commitment to supporting Black- and women-led organizations.
A Commitment to the Future of our Sector
Training and upskilling the next generation of inclusive communications leaders is paramount to creating a more diverse, inclusive, and just communications sector. Mission Partners’ paid cohort-style apprenticeship program will open doors for more leaders in senior communications roles and will help shape the future of our industry through on-the-job training, mentorship, and accessible knowledge transfer.