Spotlight on Generations Fund Supporter: CCC

A pioneer in voluntary collective licensing and a leading provider of Open Access workflow solutions, CCC collaborates with stakeholders to fairly compensate rightsholders, explore new, non-exclusive business models that create value for users, demonstrate functioning market-based solutions, and reduce the likelihood of copyright exceptions. CCC actively advocates for copyright around the world with educational programming and thought leadership.

They are also a generous supporter of the Generations Fund. We sat down to speak with them about why it is so important for them to be involved with SSP and the Generations Fund.

How did your organization first become involved with SSP?

CCC has been an active member of SSP for decades. CCC team members have served on various SSP committees and on the Board of Directors, including Past President Sue Kesner, past Board Member Rebecca McLeod, and current Treasurer Emilie Delquié. The missions of our organizations remain closely aligned and support the work of the committees to strengthen the scholarly communications community. The Scholarly Kitchen provides vital daily content and analysis, and we find excellent value in the resources provided by SSP.

Why do you feel it’s important for your organization to be involved with SSP?

In addition to the quality of the content produced by SSP, it is an important community where our team can engage with leaders in scholarly publishing. We welcome the ability to contribute to industry initiatives and engage in meaningful dialogue with stakeholders as we work together to create innovative solutions to industry challenges.

Why did you decide to be an early supporter of SSP’s Generations Fund?

CCC is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and recognizes the need for open dialogue, respectful listening, and effective action. CCC believes that a thriving scholarly communications community depends on expert, impartial, dynamic, and inclusive global workplaces. This is the result of deliberate efforts to bring diverse voices to the decision-making process. SSP’s Generations Fund aligns with our values.

CCC is made stronger by our increasingly diverse community. Our team is encouraged and supported to contribute thoughts and ideas and is committed to a more diverse, inclusive, equitable, vibrant ecosystem that mentors and cultivates opportunity for everyone. We recognize high performance and innovative thinking in how we can continue to be more inclusive, foster change in the industry, access and serve underserved markets, and contribute to the common good in a way that makes a difference in the world. 

Why do you feel it is important to support the next generation through SSP’s Fellowship, Mentoring, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs? 

We think it is important to have diverse voices and new perspectives and institutionalize this type of inclusivity across the practices in our industry to identify rising stars and provide a pathway giving all an opportunity to succeed. We believe a community is only as strong as its next generation of leaders.

What would you tell another organization that was thinking about making a gift to the Generations Fund? 

Investment in programs such as the Generations Fund is essential to helping young professionals find meaning and feel valued in their work as scholarly publishing leaders. It is a wonderful way for those employed by organizations with limited resources to find a pathway to learning and career growth. An investment in the Generations Fund is an investment in the future of the global scholarly publishing community.

Thank you for your support, and for letting us highlight why you chose to give.

Join CCC by contacting SSP’s Director of Philanthropy, Natalie Zundel, at