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On Grieving

On Grieving

By: Nicola Chin Last week as I was creating this framework for Strategic Thinking in a Long-Term Crisis, I came across a hole in our library of resources: grieving. Up With Community has tools and resources to share on trauma, but we were lacking supports to...

Liberation from the Inside Out

Liberation from the Inside Out

Liberation from the Inside Out     POSTED ON JUNE 5, 2019 [Español abajo] Lindsay sitting still and going inward By Lindsay Majer (Bio below) I imagine our pause for the cause has looked like an eleven-month vacation. We did not welcome a new cohort of Fellows. We...

On Organizational Trauma

On Organizational Trauma

"Do you want to be right, or do you want to be free?” –Many, many people. Recently: Chris Guilllebeau. Hmmmmmmm. Do I want to be right or do I want to be free? Now, that's a tough one. Sometimes I really, reallllllllllly want to be right. I want everyone to see things...

Building Healthier Equity Projects

Nicola Chin, Founder, Up With Community@nicolamchin @upwithcommunity Note: This guest post is a review and expansion of a workshop offered at the October 2018 Equity in the Center Summit. Nicola during her 2018 Equity in the Center Summit workshop. At some point in...

How to Lose/Retain Diverse Leaders in 365 Days

Written by Leniece F. Brissett, Kerrien Suarez and Andrew Plumley Photo Credit: WOCinTech Chat Organizations have a feverish obsession with getting diverse talent in the door. In the past year, Guidestar and NonProfit Quarterly published pieces underscoring the...

So You Want to Hire an Equity Consultant- Part 1

So You Want to Hire an Equity Consultant- Part 1

By Kerrien Suarez with the support of Ericka Hines This is the first in a two-part series of recommendations designed to help nonprofit and philanthropic organizations engage consultants to build a Race Equity Culture. Leaders find the process of hiring a race equity...

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Equity in the Center’s Next Chapter

Equity in the Center’s Next Chapter

In Partnership and Solidarity Broader reach and sector-level focus will guide the next chapter as Equity in the Center becomes an independent organization Today marks a new chapter in Equity in the Center’s story — one we are writing in partnership with stakeholders...

So You Want to Be a White Ally: Healing from white supremacy

So You Want to Be a White Ally: Healing from white supremacy

This article was originally published in the PEAK Grantmaking Journal: Black Voices in Grants Management, which makes space for Black grants professionals to be heard in the discussion on racial diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy, with ideas for building...

Pushing Back Against Habits of White Supremacy During a Crisis

Pushing Back Against Habits of White Supremacy During a Crisis

By: Kad Smith [Image by Steve Johnson From Pexels] If you’ve checked out our offerings at CompassPoint before, you know that we’ve referenced the habits of white supremacy culture frequently. It’s become one of the guiding frameworks that’s helped us build a...