This article is for agency and program managers on Get Connected, Community Connect, Corporate Connect, Campus Connect, and ReDI System platforms. Because some sites do not use causes, this article will not apply to all agency and program managers.

When registering your agency on a Connect site, you'll want to associate your agency with one or more causes in your agency profile. Your Connect site uses these causes to match your agency up with like-minded volunteers. Icons for your agency's causes appear on your agency profile page, as shown in the example below.


A standard Connect site features the 16 causes listed below, each associated with the icon shown. If your site manager has added custom causes and/or removed some of the default ones, the causes and icons available to you may not match those shown here.

IconCauseTypes of Agencies
Arts and Cultureart centers; music, theatre, and other performance groups; arts education; museums
Basic Needsshelters; food banks; clothing donations; nonprofit thrift shops
Communitycultural awareness; assistance for vision- or hearing-impaired; scouting; animal shelter and adoption
Crime & Safetylaw enforcement; community watch
Crisisdomestic violence; drug treatment; hotlines
Disaster ResponseRed Cross; disaster and relief services
Educationafter-school services; tutoring; awareness; training; scouting
Employmentjob training; job placement; professional development
Environmentenvironmental awareness; conservation and recycling; hiking and other outdoor clubs; animal welfare; scouting; animal shelter and adoption
Equalityhuman rights; marriage equality; racial equality; women's rights
Familychildren's services; adoption; scouting; animal shelter and adoption
Healthmedical services; nutrition; special-needs camps; addiction services; therapeutic centers; health awareness
Housinghousing assistance; shelters; home-building
Incomeincome tax assistance; financial planning and management
Mental Wellnesssupport groups; addiction and recovery; therapeutic centers; survivor groups; hotlines
Veteransveterans' societies; health services; support groups