An Update From CCL's Executive Director
Dear CCL volunteers,
Like many nonprofits in this challenging economy, CCL has been experiencing a budget shortfall and we’ve found it necessary to make some cuts in our staffing. We have always kept healthy financial reserves and been prudent stewards of your generous support, so we were able to weather months of lower income without significant disruption.
Still, the time has come that we must cut expenses, and so we will lay off 8 members of our team at the end of this week. Our team page on our main website will be updated at the end of this week to reflect these changes.
The staff members we had to say goodbye to have added so much value to our organization during the many collective years they have been with CCL, and we will miss them deeply. I’m sure many of you have warm memories of interactions with them at conferences, during lobby days, on training calls, and more.
We ask your patience and understanding as we adjust workloads and responsibilities among our team. Our highest priority has always been to provide you with the support that you need to advocate for climate action in your districts and communities. Our staff team remains strong and committed, and if there are gaps in our service to you, please let us know.
You, our volunteers, remain at the heart of CCL’s work. I trust that you will continue to do the good work that moves Congress forward on climate and that forms the backbone of our good reputation across the country and in Congress. Our stellar reputation also helps us earn support from major donors and foundations, of course. Keep growing your chapters and doing outreach in your communities, bringing new climate advocates into our cause.
If you would like to make a donation to the organization, we welcome that support as well. Our volunteers provide our most enduring financial support.
I am confident we will weather this challenging season as an organization and continue the important work that we do to solve climate change. Thank you, as always, for your persistence, your optimism, and your dedication to our cause.