The CCF Rewind

When we launched CCF last year in the summer of 2020, we had no idea the kind of year we were in for. We launched near the beginning of a pandemic here in the U.S. and embarked on a lot of unknowns — we didn’t know how CCF would be received and we weren’t sure about what impact it would make.

Our first year has been really significant, in terms of the many ongoing conversations and connections it has created in the sector and in philanthropy. We’ve been so elated to hear stories of the community-centric fundraising work y’all were already doing and continue to do. We’ve been so humbled that you have shared your stories with us, so that we can in turn showcase so that all of us in the sector know that we are not alone and that we can be stronger as a collective whole. Thank you so much for all of your support over the last year. And thank you for reading these CCF Rewinds! 

In honor of our one year, we’re going to hold a celebration. But before we get to the deets on that, here’s an essay you ought to read! 

Nonprofits: the lessons we learned from the pandemic must stay, full stop

By Meenakshi Das

Meena is a fundraising analytics consultant and one thing she’s been noticing in her work is people’s eagerness to “go back” to “normal,” a desire that is understandable yet also a bit concerning. For Meena, we shouldn’t be so quick to close the chapter on the pandemic — at least not without having plans in place for how we can preserve the lessons and also the positive changes we have collectively made in the last year, especially in terms of adjusting our workplaces and prioritizing mental and emotional health.

Meena gives us five lessons from the pandemic to never forget in her essay. Check them out


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 Join CCF to celebrate one year of movement building. We’ll hear updates from co-chairs, Andrea Arenas and Michelle Muri, and be in community through dialogue and fun games.

 When: August 25, 2021 at 1 p.m. central time (U.S. and Canada)

To do: Also, please take a moment to share your wins, highlights, and learnings from this past year of the movement on this Kudoboard that will be shared out at the event! What have you been able to do, big or small, because of the CCF movement?

Accessibility and accommodations:
CCF arranges services based on needs and requests. Please let us know by August 11 if you would like interpretation or other accommodations.

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