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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An illustrated group of people marches against a pink background with signs that together read "Tip the Vote"
September 17, 2020

It's a common misconception that nonprofits can't engage with electoral politics. With just a few weeks left until the election, we're sharing some resources to get you ready to vote and mobilize your community! 

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June 1, 2020

CompassPoint stands in solidarity with people rising up across the country to affirm that Black Lives Matter. We ask ourselves and our community: What will be different this time? 

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Lots of lush green leaves growing in the ground filling up the whole frame. One tiny bright green bud is poking out and standing out from the rest.
May 21, 2020

With so much urgency and crisis, it feels counterintuitive to make tending to tasks and projects secondary. But in order for us to do the important work that this moment calls for, we must first tend to our people and honor their individual needs, and make space for their unique contributions. This is the first step towards doing “the work” with integrity and wholeness.

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May 4, 2020

It is impossible to pick the right adjective to describe these past few weeks because they have been all the adjectives. It’s been a blessing and a burden to be at home while working full-time. Caretaking has brought equal parts heart warmth and heartburn. As an organizational leader, I've felt guilt, fear, insecurity, inspiration, and appreciation. Mostly though, I've just felt exhausted. It feels like every part of my life has been collapsed into the same physical space, with no boundaries or end in sight.

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Tags: Leadership
April 24, 2020

As we all find ourselves being pushed, challenged, and transformed by this moment in time, it should be no surprise that dominant culture habits may be creeping back into our work, our teams, and our organizations. 

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