Spring 2015 Programs
What management, leadership, and strategy programs do we have in store for you this winter? Strengthen your organization and become the leader you want to be.
Apply by April 24: Los Angeles Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color
If you work in a Los Angeles-based organization serving communities of color, the Los Angeles Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color is the perfect opportunity to get the training and guidance you and your leadership need to become comfortable, confident, and effective fundraisers. The Academy's mission is to support strong fundraising and philanthropy in communities of color and increase the number of leaders of color who are awesome fundraisers for their communities. Be one of these leaders: learn more, apply here, and share the news with your L.A. colleagues
Is Your Board as Inclusive as It Should Be?
More than ever, nonprofits are making an effort to be intentional about board diversity and creating inclusive practices, yet diversity data around race, ethnicity, and age continue to be flat-out appalling (see the recent report Leading with Intent for more on this). CompassPoint governance consultant and trainer Marla Cornelius analyzes this disconnect between intention and results and proposes some radical steps boards can take to close the gap. Read the blog here.
Attend these upcoming governance workshops and get your board set up for success:
- Building Successful Boards Part 2: Board Composition, Structures and Practices (April 6)
- JUST FOR BOARD MEMBERS: What's Our Role in Financial Sustainability? (April 22)
- Recruit the Board Your Organization Needs (May 14)
- Building Successful Boards Part 1: Governance, Roles and Responsibilities and Powerful Partnerships (June 23)
12 Resources for Your Self-Care Starter Kit
Do you have a daily practice of self-care? A growing number of nonprofit professionals and social change leaders are recognizing that investing in everyday self-care can be an essential part of building resilient and sustainable people and organizations. In this helpful new blog post, we've rounded up 12 resources to put in your own self-care starter kit. Read it here.
How to Make Your Office Move Awesome: Surveys, Models, and Checklists
Moving your organization can feel like a crisis, but it doesn't have to be that way. CompassPoint left San Francisco for Oakland in late 2012, and since then many people have reached out to us with questions and requests for advice on how to handle their relocation. In our blog this week, director of operations Sarah Gort shares tools, templates, and strategies that she used to reframe and reshape this critical point for our organization into an opportunity to create a space that reflects our culture, values, and vibrancy. Read her tips and make your next office move awesome. Read the blog here.
Support CompassPoint's Work in the Community
We're lucky to partner with remarkable leaders who are working to become the change their communities need the most. Leaders like Nicholas Hatten, who took his grief after AIDS devastated his circle of friends and transformed it to create the San Joaquin Pride Center; Cecilia Moreno, who says her favorite thing about her work at Dolores Street Community Services is "seeing people's faces change from despair to having hope"; and NaTisha Hutson who says what inspires her work in restorative justice is the responsibility to "lift as I climb." Read more about these leaders in our annual report.
With your help, we can support many more stories like these. As you make end-of-year gifts, please consider a contribution to CompassPoint so that we can continue to walk with leaders as they answer the call to be the change their communities need. Donate now.