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The CCF Rewind

Happy Monday. This week, we have two really juicy essays for you to read as well as a way for you to register for our next BIPOC Town Hall!

Discomfort is the new black: 7 ways to prioritize discomfort so that you can learn to be a better human — for yourself and for the world!
By Nina Yarbrough, Business Development Manager & Consultant

We couldn’t stop smiling and laughing as we read Nina’s latest on the benefits of making yourself uncomfortable on purpose. Her point is that being practiced in dwelling in discomfort creates the perfect conditions for us to grow into better, more conscientious, and happier versions of ourselves. It’s such a great lesson to re-learn and re-center.

Nina is totally that friend that we need and love — the friend that tells some hard truths and gives us advice that ultimately ends up being really good for us. Read her essay today!

 

How Growing Gardens went from a nonprofit that ignored racism to one that is actively practicing antiracism
By Alice Skipton, communications consultant

This is our very first reporting piece. Alice takes the role of a journalist-storytelling and weaves a tale of a nonprofit’s journey from being a white-led organization that did not give enough shits about inequity to becoming an organization that has really started embracing a community-centric culture and one that is also more BIPOC-centered.

Read the story through the eyes and words of Growing Gardens’ staff members, director, and board members. We love this piece for its frankness and its optimism — it shows that changing organizational culture can happen. It’s not easy, but it’s definitely possible with hard work.

 

We are always looking for new voices and new perspectives for our Content Hub! Check out our editorial guidelines if you’re interested in contributing! Also, FYI, we have a bit of a backlog, so we apologize in advance for the delay in responding to your amazing emails!

Event

What: “COLLECTIVE” — a CCF BIPOC Town Hall Series 
When: Feb. 11, 2021, 2 p.m. PT, 4 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. ET

Join us on Thursday, February 11, 2021 for CCF’s ongoing BIPOC Town Hall series. Our theme will be Collective and we will share ideas and explore how to center community and racial equity into our fundraising practices. Spoiler alert: It’s not easy and there are no quick answers. That’s why we’re focused on building collective movement toward this vision.

This event series is EXCLUSIVELY for Black, Indigenous, and persons of color, and is second of a three-part monthly series.

Save the date

Mark your calendars for March 11!
CCF BIPOC Town Hall: “Movement”

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