As co-founders with careers in the nonprofit sector and community health education and policy, we love to work through partnerships. We understand the importance of working together, acknowledging that there is power in numbers -- through this, we’re determined to make a lasting impact in the world.

The Melanin Collective is a social enterprise created to help women of color break the racial and gender gaps that have held us back for our entire careers. Our spaces are ones of education, training, addressing issues and solutions affecting women of color and creating transformative experiences; we support women as they explore the external and internal forces that might be holding them back. But for this work to happen, we also depend on building partnerships to ensure women of color are supported at all stages, in all places.  Through our partnerships, we collaborate, barter, and uplift each other with the amazing work we do!

First and foremost, we pride ourselves in making sure that all our partnerships are intentional, and that we’re all on the same page. Make sure you read our frequently asked questions to learn more about us and what we stand for. You might have gathered it already, but here’s a quick summary:

  • We center our services on the experiences of women of color and people with disabilities

  • We take our work seriously and expect our partners to do the same

  • We're a social enterprise and we make healthy business decisions

  • Speaking of healthy, we cherish healthy relationships and want to build one with you!

Partnership Process and Timeline

  1. Review what we mean by partnerships

  2. Complete our partnership form, we will get back to you in 3-5 business days

  3. The MC will reach out to schedule a call to discuss your completed form (in the next 2 weeks)

  4. Discuss potential partnership and get clear on goals, expectations, timeline, cost, etc. (1-hour call with follow-up)

  5. Write, review and sign contracts (2-3 business days)

  6. Revise the work plan and kick-off project!

Have an idea or want to partner with us? Perfect! Please fill out our partnership form and we will get back to you in 3-5 business days.

Want to refer a company or organization to us? Fill out this form.

A few of our partners

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