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.
We’ve got some juicy stuff for you to read. We got something to help you with your CCF talking points in convos with skeptics — and we also got something that might make your jaw drop.
CCF Rewind: How to measure love in philanthropy (not impossible!) + a podcast ep for all the white ladies out there
It’s been a really exhausting few weeks, and we hope you’re hanging in there and finding bits of joy in your days because you deserve it. You are awesome just for being you. Here’s a reminder to be gentle with yourself. It’s okay to not go 100% all the time.
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.