Become a Coaching for Everyone Founding Member

What is a Coaching for Everyone (CFE) Founding Member?

A founding member is a person that sees the mission of Coaching for Everyone (CFE) and says, “I want to be on the front lines raising money to support this organization.” Such a person recognizes and resonates with the need for high quality coaching for traditionally underrepresented and under-resourced people of color.

What does a Founding Member do?

A founding member leads a team of 10 individuals from her/his personal or professional network in raising $5,000 in start-up funds for CFE through small, individual donations of $20 or more.

How does this work?

The founding member charges each person on their team with asking 25 people to support this mission with individual donations of $20 or more (founding members are asked to kick-off their team’s fundraising effort with an initial donation of $75 – $100). Collectively, each team will raise at least $5,000 and in turn, will receive a surprise collection of CFE swag for all their efforts

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Why this method of fundraising?

This initial effort at grassroots fundraising serves the obvious goal of encouraging the average person to give. Additionally, its purpose is to raise awareness of a societal need our organization aims to address. Coaching is one of the fastest-growing careers in the world. We want to expand access to high-quality coaching and impact the entire field by diversifying it. Spreading the word about CFE is vital, and with multiple team members acting as fundraisers and ambassadors, we intend to do just that.

Where does the money go?


Stipends for all CFE coaches - Although all coaching is complimentary, CFE will supply its coaches with a small stipend as a thank-you for their commitment.

Tuition for 10 people of color who aspire to become coaches – Coaching training can be cost-prohibitive for many people of color interested in the profession. CFE seeks to diversify the profession by funding 10 traditionally underrepresented individuals per year so they may enroll in a high-quality coaching certification program from a sanctioned International Coaching Federation (ICF) School.

CFE Operations - A portion of the funds will go to the overall operations of the organization.

An online store - Our next phase of the development includes creating an online store, allowing coaches to sell their proprietary materials to other coaches and generate revenue for our organization.

An online library - We are developing an online library of leadership courses and other proprietary materials that will be available for nonprofit organizations to purchase and utilize.

Coaching For Everyone – Founder Application