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CCF Rewind: Reparations + clapping back re: white philanthropy

This week, the two pieces we’d like to share both touch on the very justifiable desire that people of color and people who have been historically and traditionally disenfranchised have — the desire to be heard and to be seen and to have our experiences and perspectives be valued and understood instead of denied and silenced.

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CCF Rewind: ED works for free for 10 years + what are billionaires even doing with their money?

Rather poignantly this week, we are presenting content from two ends of a spectrum. We have an essay from an awesome executive director who hasn’t been able to pay himself for the entire 10 years his nonprofit has been in existence — and we have a discussion about relative wealth and how billionaires are probably giving only a fraction of their unfathomable wealth away — but honestly, we don’t even know because the entire thing is designed to be so opaque.

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CCF Rewind: CCF first failures (and how to get over them) + bringing community to communications

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:

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CCF Rewind: Just putting more BIPOCs on nonprofit boards isn’t the answer

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.’

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CCF Rewind: Are you a 90s kid? This one goes out to you

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?

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