So far in this blog post series, we’ve covered who NCADV is, what we do, and what we don’t do. To close out the series, we are taking a look at how anyone working to end domestic violence can help NCADV and the work we’re doing to educate, advocate, and raise awareness.
When it comes to NCADV’s policy work at the federal level to support victims, survivors, and advocates, the best way to get the information needed to take action is to sign up for and participate in our Action Alerts. Alerts may ask you to take such actions as contacting your Congressional representatives, participating in a day of action on social media, and/or other activities designed to engage you with policy makers to make your views known on how the federal government can support victims and survivors while holding offenders accountable.
Raising awareness about domestic violence is an ongoing and critical part of NCADV’s work. Too many people still believe that it’s a private matter best resolved behind closed doors, or that if a victim stays with an abuser, the abuse “can’t be that bad.”
You can help shift the conversations people have about domestic violence in your communities, online as well as offline. NCADV offers a variety of toolkits to help you do this.
Donations and Fundraisers
As an organization who does not rely on government grants for funding, NCADV runs on donations and membership dues. The overwhelming majority of donations to NCADV are from grassroots supporters who contribute what they can; consistently, 87% of donation amounts total $100 or less.
We hope you are able to consider a contribution to NCADV, either as a one-time donation or on a recurring monthly basis. If that is out of reach for your budget, here’s some other ways you can help NCADV.
We hope you have enjoyed learning more about NCADV, our organization, our mission, our work, frequent misconceptions, and additional steps you can take to help us.