Peer-to-Peer (P2P) resource organizing is a strategy we use to mobilize people — and their unique talents, time, skills, donations, ideas, and networks — to contribute to the Ella Baker Center’s work. You can activate networks of friends, families, colleagues, employers, favorite organizations, and local businesses to mobilize resources to support our programs.

25 for 25

Like our namesake Ella Baker, we believe in the power of ordinary people to create change. That’s why we’re inviting you to be one of 25 committed EBC supporters hosting their own fundraiser for EBC’s 25th Anniversary. No previous experience necessary – we’re here to support you! Ella Baker Center’s volunteer Resource Organizing Committee has created the Peer-to-Peer Resource Organizing Toolkit as an easy guide to help you engage your friends and family.

As part of the 25 for 25, you’ll get one-on-one support, EBC swag, the option to be featured on our social media, and more! Reach out to us at [email protected] to learn more.

Organize Funds

You know that this movement runs on people power. One of the ways you can support is by hosting your own peer-to-peer fundraiser for EBC. You could host a birthday fundraiser, a documentary night or book club, a walk between two important places in your life – anything you’re excited about. No previous experience necessary. We’re here to help.

Ready to get started? Click here to make your own P2P page

Want a step-by-step tutorial? Click here to access the P2P Toolkit

Need help or ideas? Watch out training webinar.

Learn how to create a successful fundraiser.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

Sponsorships & Matching Gifts

Does your employer sponsor community events or match employee gifts to nonprofit organizations? You can ask your company to sponsor EBC’s 25th Anniversary, organize your coworkers to give, or attend a mail night together! Reach out to us at [email protected] for more details.

Organize Time

You can also activate your networks to volunteer with EBC.

Prison Mail Night

EBC hosts a monthly virtual meeting to respond to mail we have received from people who are incarcerated across the country. In the past year, our mailing list has more than tripled – we’re now writing with 7,000+ people who are incarcerated. We send in information about the pandemic and advocating for release, and respond to questions about new laws, upcoming legislation, reentry, and legal support. No experience necessary. 

Night Out for Safety and Liberation

Every year, people across the country come together to reimagine what #SafetyIs: dignity, opportunity and freedom for our communities. On August 3rd, communities all over the country will gather to reimagine a world beyond police or prisons and to celebrate the many ways we keep each other safe. 

You can volunteer at NOSL in person on the day of the event, participate in street outreach to spread the word, and more.

Reach out to us at [email protected] to learn more.