Support CSCCE

The Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) champions the importance of human infrastructure for effective collaboration in STEM. We exist to professionalize scientific community management roles and to support their institutionalization across STEM organizations.

Our activities

CSCCE provides training and support for scientific community managers and we also research the impact of these emerging roles. We create resources on a variety of topics, including diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, virtual events, and online collaboration. We also convene a vibrant, international community of practice of over 200 scientific community managers where we provide infrastructure and staff time to aid working groups and special interest groups, and deliver regular programming including monthly community calls.

Your support

Your kind donation will help us to:

  • Continue providing free professional development resources for individuals and organizations working to build scientific collaborations and communities

  • Offer financial aid to support diverse, international participation in our courses

  • Be responsive in our programming in order to meet emerging needs

  • Sustain our core infrastructure - where we strive to offer multiple ways to access information 

  • Grow and continue to support our community of practice in order to reach scientific community professionals worldwide.

We welcome any amount you can offer and encourage you to consider setting up a recurring donation if you can. 

CSCCE is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in California, USA.

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Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, we are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, which is a public 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

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Yes, a receipt is sent to your email inbox once your donation is processed. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each period when your donation is processed.

Is my donation private?
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