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The following is provided to help answer some of the questions most commonly asked about SOCUE. If you need additional assistance, please submit your question to the email listed on our Contact Us page. This information is kept as current as possible and is updated regularly.
Q: When was SOCUE founded?
A: SOCUE was founded by Belinda Garcia, in 1989. The organization’s headquarters is in Denver, CO, and the current Executive Director is Adrienna Corrales Lujan. Learn more about SOCUE’s history here.
Q: What are SOCUE’s main program priorities?
A: SOCUE has several program priorities, some of which include:
- Land Development/Usage
- Housing Policy
- Reproductive Health
- Holistic Wellness
Q: Does SOCUE partner with other organizations to fulfill its mission?
A: SOCUE’s focus is on sustainable impact and is committed to working in partnership with local government agencies, other international nonprofits, and the private sector to develop long-term solutions to complex community health challenges.
Q: Does SOCUE fund other organizations and charities?
A: SOCUE is not a granting foundation. We are a non-governmental organization that delivers services to beneficiaries directly. In Colorado, we form partnerships with local organizations to seek funding to implement activities together.
Q: Is SOCUE affiliated with any religious organizations?
A: SOCUE is a humanitarian charity that provides services to people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Q: How do I get permission to republish content owned by SOCUE?
Please read the instructions here to request such permission.
Q: Does SOCUE have a media kit?
Please visit our Newsroom to view and download our media kit.
Q: How can I manage my communication preferences?
A: SOCUE strives for accurate, respectful and relevant communication with our donors. We do not sell or rent our list of donors and volunteers. From time to time, we may exchange a portion of our list with other worthwhile organizations for reasons directly related to the fulfillment of our mission.
We are committed to properly managing your information and communication preferences. If you would like to control the contacts you receive from us, please contact us by email.
Volunteer and Career FAQs
Q: What is SOCUE’s history with volunteers?
A: Today, volunteers for SOCUE are integrated into our Promotor@-led community wellness missions to expand our program services and extend capacity for our staff.
The generosity and support of volunteers is truly inspiring, enabling us to respond not only to immediate needs in the community but to change people’s lives for the long-term with health education and strategy.
Q: Who can volunteer?
A: SOCUE seeks subject matter experts with experience in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, Reproductive Health, and Health Policy. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Visit our Promotor@ training enrollment page to find a list of our current opportunities and the requirements per opportunity.
Q: How much does it cost to become a Promotor@?
A: Every training program is unique. The costs and what is incurred by SOCUE or the trainee may vary. Each enrollment announcement will describe which costs you can expect to incur.
Q: Can I apply to work for SOCUE as a part-time or full-time staff member?
A: In order to be considered for a specific position, you can send us your resume and cover letter via email at hello@SOCUE.org. Be sure to include the position title you’re interested in filling or creating in the subject line of the email. Please note, that we often work at capacity and very seldom have open paid positions.
Donor Services FAQs
Q: Is SOCUE a 501(c)(3) organization?
A: SOCUE is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code, and 100% of your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact us for more information.
Q: What are the different ways I can donate to SOCUE?
A: Thank you for supporting our mission of providing lifesaving aid to those around the world. The fastest and easiest way to donate to SOCUE is via our website on our donation page. We accept electronic donations via PayPal.
To donate over the phone, call our Donor Services team at (303)XXX-XXXX, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST.
You may also mail your donation to our gift processing center by printing and mailing this form to: Sisters of Color United for Education, 123 Alphabet St, Denver, CO 80205. We also offer several other avenues through which to support SOCUE.
Q: What is SOCUE’s commitment to donors?
A: Our work would not be possible without our donors who generously contribute their time and resources. Your support for our mission saves lives and transforms health systems around the world.
As part of our commitment to our community, donors, and advocates, SOCUE promotes accountability and transparency in everything we do. You have a right to be informed about how we intend to use donated resources, to view our current financial statements, and to trust that your information will be handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
We are committed to responding to your questions promptly and transparently. A dedicated Donor Services team is available to assist you with your donation, communication preference or any other request. You can reach our team at +1(303) 446-8800, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST. You can also contact our Donor Services team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How can I update my donor information?
A: If you would like to correct or update your personal information, modify your mailing preferences, or if you do not wish to participate in our list exchange activities, please contact us at email@example.com.
Q: What is a gift-in-kind?
A: In-kind gifts are donated materials, such as supplies, pamphlets, office equipment or other assets, which may be used as SOCUE property or distributed via SOCUE’s network and programs throughout the world. In-kind gifts may also be donated services such as volunteer hours that advance the mission of SOCUE.
Q: Are in-kind donations considered as revenue?
A: SOCUE does recognize the value of in-kind gifts and donated volunteer service as revenue. We report it as donated revenue separate from our cash revenue.
Q. Can I restrict my individual donation to certain programs?
A: We appreciate your interest in supporting specific programs and areas. While it is possible to have your gift directed toward a specific activity we are currently facilitating, we may not have a current need in that area. By not restricting your contribution for a specific project, you support our core mission and enable us to allocate our resources more efficiently to help people in areas where the need is greatest.
We are happy to speak with you about your donation. For more information, call our Donor Services team at +1(303) 446-8800, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to ensure the appropriate utilization of grant funds, entities receiving Federal funds are required to submit routine financial status reports. SOCUE keeps meticulous financial records to meet this obligation. Contact us for more information.
Q. Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
A: If your contribution was a one-time donation, you will receive an official acknowledgment/tax receipt approximately 10 business days from the date of your gift.
If you have not received your acknowledgement letter or tax receipt within the timeframe listed above, please contact Donor Services by calling +1(303) 446-8800, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST or email us at email@example.com. Please provide your full name, email address, and/or mailing address as it appears in our records so that we are able to locate your account. Once we find your donor record and the record of your gift(s) we will provide your tax receipt as soon as possible.
Q: What is SOCUE’s approach to financial accountability and transparency?
A: Over the years, SOCUE has gained a reputation for financial integrity and efficiency. We take stewardship seriously and work to maximize the value of every contribution we receive. Learn more on our Financial Accountability Page.