Is En Conjunto a 501(c)3?
We are a grassroots community organization (voluntarily run by and for PoC freelancers) and do not have or currently desire 501(c)3 status. This does mean that any gifts given to En Conjunto do not qualify as a tax-deductible charitable gift.
Is there a membership fee?
There is no cost associated with En Conjunto membership. Anything we provide to our members, we are able to do so because of people who are passionate about investing in people of color and have chosen to give of their resources.
Why isn’t membership open to the public?
The core belief of En Conjunto is that we are stronger as a community. At the end of the day, our success, both as a collective and as independent practitioners, comes down to the strength of our relationships. Knowing that each new member has been personally invited by a real-life friend helps current members start from a place of trust. Are you interested in becoming a member but don’t know a member that can extend an invitation? We encourage you to begin by reaching out to a member that share your skills or area of focus and working to establish a relationship that can lead to a future invitation.
What are the benefits of becoming an En Conjunto member?
Benefits include, but are not limited to:
- The En Conjunto Member’s starter kit (EC t-shirt, professional headshots, business cards, rack cards and more)
- Ability to participate in a monthly video conference where you can ask questions, swap stories, commiserate over losses, and celebrate victories
- Access to the En Conjunto Slack account
- Access to the En Conjunto Members Only area of our website (Includes resources such as a full member directory, scripts and templates, how-to guides, etc.)
- Access to the private En Conjunto Facebook group
- Free video tutorials led by experienced professionals—eliminating the financial barrier to professional development and training
- Invitation to local meetups
- Promotion on the En Conjunto website
- Opportunities to work collaboratively and share gigs
- Publicity: we proudly promote the work of our members via our social media channels—exposing what they have to offer to new audiences.
What are the requirements for membership?
Members of En Conjunto must:
- Commit to the community standards listed on our about us page
- Identify as a person of color
- Regularly participate in freelance work (does not have to be fulltime) that can be described, in some form or fashion, as being at the intersection of justice and spirituality
I don’t desire or meet the requirements for membership but I want to support your collective. How can I do that?
First, thank you for wanting to stand in solidarity with our members. There are several ways to support the mission and vision of En Conjunto:
- We are community-funded so financial investments are always welcome (Note: we are not a 501(c)3 and donations are not tax-deductible)
- We welcome in-kind donations (printing services, free trainings, office equipment, air miles, use of lodging etc.)
- Promote us to your networks. Share our website, Facebook page, twitter, and instagram regularly. Your retweets and posts will help us build a platform and connect with those in need of what we offer
What do you mean by “working at the intersection of spirituality and justice”?
Our members come from all walks of life. They have different skills, work in different fields, practice different forms of spirituality or religion, and are passionate about different topics (i.e. sex workers rights, disability justice, etc.). “Working at the intersection of spirituality and justice” simply means that they are motivated by or working in spaces that center their spiritual practice and that space is concerned with matters of equity, justice, liberation, and healing for our communities.
How do I hire one of your members for a job?
We’re so excited you’re interested in working with our incredible members. To contact them, simply visit their photo and bio on the members page and you will find their contact information.