How We Create Change
Calling All Crows (CAC) mobilizes music fans to fuel feminist movements. We channel the power of music into sustained, community-driven action by building an on-ramp to activism. Music fans learn about pressing social issues, give time and money to grassroots organizations, advocate for structural change, and build the skills and community to continue this work throughout their lives. With more than 15 years of education, service, advocacy, and fundraising, CAC has become a recognized partner and pipeline for social movement building. Learn more about our past work here.
We focus on a different social issue every few years, paying special attention to the impact on women and girls, and advocating for solutions that center their needs. We partner with issue experts and community organizations to channel support to their work.
Musicians and fans learn about social issues and their impact on women through concert outreach, pre-show events, and stage/online messaging. They can take a variety of actions to create social change.
Pre-Show Service: Musicians and their fans serve together with a local nonprofit organization to create community-level change before heading to the concert. We have organized over 185 projects and counting!
CAC Salon: CAC Salons are intimate events that bring music fans together to learn about social issues, enjoy live music, and build community.
Annual Benefit Weekend: CAC supporters come together to celebrate music, service, activism, and community each December at our Annual Benefit Weekend. We also honor the recipients of our Joan Baez and Lauzie Awards.
Alternative Break Tours: Service-minded music fans get a taste of tour life through these multi-day experiences. Participants travel on a tour bus/van completing service projects by day and catching their favorite band by night.
Concert/Festival Outreach: Our volunteers attend concerts and festivals, striking up conversations with their fellow music fans about how we can all make shows, festivals, and our broader communities safer. They also work to recruit enthusiastic fans to get involved more deeply in our campaigns.
Musicians and fans fundraise together online and at shows. We have granted hundreds of thousands of dollars to community service providers and advocacy partners.