This week, we have a cool announcement this week to share with you! But before we get to that, here’s what you should bookmark this week.
We hope that you are safe and taking care of yourself and your loved ones. After the heartbreaking events of last week — the Atlanta shooting by a racist misogynist who murdered eight people, most of whom are BIPOC and of Asian descent, and the shittiest response from law enforcement — it’s been more apparent than ever just how important it is for all of us to continue fighting against white supremacist systems that aim to keep us divided and vulnerable. For everyone who is hurting right now, we are right here, hurting with you.
Here’s what we recently posted in our CCF hub:
CCF Rewind: Do ALL your meetings mention race and equity? + Where are all #HotTips for job-searching BIPOCs?
This week, we are delighted to share some pieces that center around the workplace. There’s an essay about the extra steps that BIPOCs have to navigate when job searching — and how all the #HotTips are really written for white folx — and there’s also an essay on why every meeting (yes, all of them!) should at least mention race and equity.
Both pieces in this week’s Rewind touch on nonprofit boards — from an essay about how chasing diversity metrics (via generic calls for garnering “more diverse” perspectives) isn’t the way, to how a mostly-Black board still struggled with centering community — which goes to show the range of nuances that can extend beyond just ‘getting more non-white people onto a board.’
Really excited about this week’s Rewind. Have you ever wondered what Legos have to do with the nonprofit sector and philanthropy? Have you ever wondered how being a really great Pokémon Trainer is basically like kicking ass at capacity building?
We have a multimedia rewind for you this week — stuff for your eyes, ears, brains, and hearts created by some familiar CCF friends.
CCF Rewind: Broadening your horizons doesn’t have to be hard + making metrics work for your DEI plan
Welcome to another edition of the CCF Rewind. This week, we have essays from two returning CCF contributors. Gen Z student Isabella Lock gives us tips on how her politically and socially conscious generation manages to continue staying involved with progressive movements and pushing for radical change. And consulting prospect researcher Christine Bariahtaris is back with a follow-up to her piece about why diversity plans fail. This new essay is all about working with meaningful metrics.
CCF Rewind: Why we need to be LESS professional + We need to use our talents outside of the day job!
Welcome to another edition of the CCF Rewind. This week, we have essays that are two different flavors of mad inspiring. One is about how a bunch of these ideas we’ve been sold about ‘professionalism’ have all been a lie (a lie!). The other is about how we as fundraisers are powerful beings and the work we do outside of our day jobs can make a huge difference in building a more just world.
CCF Rewind: The real consequences BIPOCs bear when speaking out against racism + how philanthropy polices the clothes we wear
This week, we have two really powerful essays to share with you — both have made us pause, to both think and to dwell in some uncomfortable areas. We truly commend the guts and courage of both Melia and Carlos for continuing to speak their truths. We hope you take inspiration from them and toss them some words of encouragement today.
CCF Rewind: Why today is the day to get more uncomfortable! + How a nonprofit stopped ignoring its racism problem and started tackling it head-on
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!