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August 24, 2021

"Grappling with feedback as a practice and a process is hard, messy work that requires humility, vulnerability, and honesty. And I believe it is the kind of work that is worth every ounce of effort we put into it." 
 

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From left to right, an image of Liz Derias and Shannon Ellis. Liz is a Black woman, smiling at the camera with black curly hair. Shannon is white and blonde woman, also smiling
July 28, 2021

It’s been a few months since we shared an update about executive leadership transitions at CompassPoint, and now, we’re excited to share that Liz Derias and Shannon Ellis are formally CompassPoint’s Co-Executive Directors! 
 

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A bright, beautiful sparkler lights up the dark with orange embers and flashes of purple and blue light.
July 16, 2021


How do you know it's time to re-energize and rethink your approach to fundraising? We're inviting fundraisers, leaders, organizers, and volunteers (new and seasoned alike) to imagine their roles more expansively and embrace approaches to mobilizing resources that build and amplify community power.
 

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An exterior shot of 500 12th Street scene from the middle of 12 Street City Center. It is a beige building, with arch-shaped windows that reflect the sun. On the right, a yellow, orange and, purple abstract sculpture reaches up to the blue sky.
June 14, 2021

Although we’re leaving our physical space for now, we remain deeply committed to returning to in-person learning and will continue to be rooted in the Bay Area. We fully intend to have a new home base for folks to gather and learn together. Read our full message to our community. 
 

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Grandmother oak tree, over 70 years old, fills the whole frame, branches silhouetted against the sun  stretched out
May 26, 2021

We're often thrown into the role of facilitator without a lot of support. What do you do when things get hard? Here's how slowing down, synthesizing, and shifting can help you and your group get regrounded. 
 

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5 hands (made out of small cut out paper) in different shades of skin color: from dark to light hold up five fingers each. The four hands on either side of the frame have a budding leaf in their palms. The hand at the center has a heart in its palm.
May 17, 2021


We're bringing two money-and resource-related trainings your way this summer: one focused on finance and another focused on fundraising! We're excited to bring content about managing money and resources back as a core part of our offerings, with revamped content and news ways to explore the crucial work of resourcing our missions. As we prepare to bring these trainings back online, we're asking: What's so powerful about democratizing knowledge, access, and understanding about money and resources across our organizations?
 

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Thank You y Un Abrazo from Our Former Co-Director Lupe Poblano
April 8, 2021

A thank you, un abrazo, and some parting reflections from our previous Co-Director, Lupe Poblano. 
 

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Xiao Zhen Xie holding a wooden plank, after having defending herself from an assailant
March 24, 2021

"there is too much rage to fit inside this poem."
 

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CompassPoint staff in 2020
March 5, 2021

Closing one chapter of executive leadership at CompassPoint with gratitude and opening a new one. 
 

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The CompassPoint team putting together care bags for participants of our Self-Care for Black Women in Leadership Program.
October 13, 2020

Building on our Self-Care for Black Women in Leadership Program, we’re offering five weeks’ worth of ideas and approaches to help grow a self-care practice that nourishes mind, body, and spirit. These suggestions were curated primarily with Black women in mind, but anyone can draw inspiration from these practices and approaches.
 

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