On Aug. 25, 2021, Community-Centric Fundraising (CCF) celebrated one year of movement building. We heard updates from co-chairs, Andrea Arenas and Michelle Muri, and were in community through dialogue and fun games.
CCF Rewind: You ARE a leader! (Plus: watch CCF’s anniversary event, if you missed it the first time around!)
Hope everyone is having a good start to September so far. We can’t believe summer is winding down. (We also can’t believe it’s been over a year since we launched CCF!) This week, we have a super inspiring essay as well as a video of our anniversary event for ya!
CCF Rewind: Is there even a way to change the nonprofit system from within? Or is it totally impossible?
The CCF Rewind For those who attended CCF’s anniversary celebration last week, THANK YOU SO MUCH! We hope you had a blast because we sure did. We’ve gotten a number of requests to make a recording of the event available for those who could not attend and we’re...
CCF Rewind: Pay equity: It’s not about salary negotiation! (Also, come to our anniversary event on WEDNESDAY!)
We’re just two days away from our anniversary event this week. We really hope you will join us — it will be fun! The link to RSVP is further down this email, but before we get to that, here’s something awesome to read.
We hope you’re having a good start to the week. We just got through another heatwave in Seattle over the weekend, and right now it’s cool and comfortable again. Thank goodness for that.
So just a reminder that we’re a little over a week out from our CCF one-year anniversary celebration! It’s next Wednesday. Please RSVP if you haven’t yet. It’s going to be a fun time, and we miss seeing all of your faces virtually.
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!
CCF Rewind: Latinx communities deserve a place in philanthropy, too! + How white-led orgs can incorporate racial equity in their strategic planning
This week, we have two awesome pieces that are basically about de-centering whiteness in our sector, which is one of the more important ongoing conversations to have in our sector. Please check them out!
CCF Rewind: Getting back up, even when you get knocked down a few times + there’s still hope for fundraising?
This week, we have two reflective pieces for you, from two people who look back at their career in nonprofit and fundraising through a retrospective lens. We hope you enjoy their stories.
CCF Rewind: No more faux wokeness. No more waiting for a hero to come and save us. (We can be our own heroes!)
All too often, we get trained in patience and in waiting. Like, we wait to meet that funder who gets us or we wait for the results of a grant application we spent hours and hours on or we wait for businesses and corporations to reprioritize their sponsorship spending.
But what if we didn’t wait? This is what this week’s two essays explore.
CCF Rewind: What’s the REAL cost of a scarcity mindset? + How white supremacy can manifest in a flat organization
This week, we have essays from two really awesome recurring CCF content creators, April and Yolie! They both tackle the different ways in which certain norms continue to permeate through our organizations and our sectors, often impeding progress. It’s not often as simple as dreaming it and then doing it. There are always complications along the way …