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?
A thank you, un abrazo, and some parting reflections from our previous Co-Director, Lupe Poblano.
"there is too much rage to fit inside this poem."
Closing one chapter of executive leadership at CompassPoint with gratitude and opening a new one.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.