The CCF Rewind

We have a multimedia rewind for you this week — stuff for your eyes, ears, brains, and hearts created by some familiar CCF friends.


WATCH: “Institutionalized,” a spoken word performance”
By Carlos García León

Previously, Carlos wrote about the pressure fundraisers face to present gender identity conventionally — in order to serve the comforts of funders and donors. What was really affecting and heavy about Carlos’ first essay, for us, was how much it hurts the spirit of a person, to know and feel that authentic self-expression is being actively suppressed and discouraged.

This week, Carlos progresses their ideas and emotions from that first essay and brings forward an incredible performance of spoken word. To offer up this kind of expression the way Carlos has is a super vulnerable and brave thing to do. Please be sure to scroll all the way down to read the artist statement and remember to give them lots of love!


LISTEN: “Spilling the Tea on UK Fundraising with Fixing Fundraising’s Andy & Tom
By Michellle Shireen Muri/The Ethical Rainmaker

Helmed by CCF Seattle’s co-chair, Michelle, the Ethical Rainmaker is finally back with season 2 and we couldn’t be happier to be served up a supersized episode with hilarious guests, Andy King and Tom DeFraine, hosts of U.K.-based podcast Fixing Fundraising.

In this season premiere of TER, Tom and Andy talk to Michelle about how both the U.K. and the U.S. keep getting inspired by and adopting one another’s terrible philanthropy habits. There’s also stuff about Captain Tom, Brexit, the role of patronage in the U.K., Prince Andrew’s fall from patronage … and yes, even drones and fireworks!


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Save the date: “MOVEMENT” — a CCF BIPOC Town Hall Series
When: March 11

Join us on March 11, 2021 for CCF’s final (for now) BIPOC Town Hall series. Our theme will be Movement. More info forthcoming, but mark your calendars!

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

Registration information coming soon

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