Posts Tagged "Race/Power/Privilege"

Jasmine Hall
December 11, 2019

How can an organization build equity in its compensation process through distributed leadership? This piece will share how CompassPoint empowered a peer-led group to provide review and oversight to a compensation process that was designed to build more equity into our system.
 

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Shannon Ellis
November 12, 2019

Compensation is where our values are tested, our willingness to take (real or perceived) organizational risks is codified, and ultimately where decisions are made that directly affect people’s livelihood. That’s why we’re going a little deeper and sharing our story of reimagining compensation at CompassPoint over the next three blogs. 
 

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KadSmith
June 13, 2019

Growing closer isn’t just in service to the work of CompassPoint, it’s in service to our humanity. This is the third blog in our series around our journey to center racial justice, equity, and a vision for leadership that centers liberation at CompassPoint.
 

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Maro Guevara
April 3, 2019

 In this second part of our blog series on centering racial justice at CompassPoint, we’re talking about the power of visions.
 

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Living Cities 2
September 17, 2018

What does it take to put equity into action at the organizational level? In this guest blog, Elodie Baquerot and Nadia Owusu (Chief Operating Officer and Associate Director for Learning and Equity, respectively, at Living Cities) outline their organization’s long and intentional journey to center racial justice. 
 

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KadSmith
April 6, 2017

In this blog on convening staff racial identity groups, Project Coordinator Kad Smith shares what he learned from facilitating CompassPoint’s People of Color Caucus. 
 

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March 24, 2017

Are you feeling the urgency of “now” — the need as an organization or individual to take a stand and align your actions towards your convictions? We have certainly felt the call rising at CompassPoint over the past two years to prioritize and center racial equity in our work, and it has only escalated in light of the political changes of the past six months on the national level. As a staff, we’ve been holding important conversations and have been grappling with some big questions as we define the organization we need to be for our community. Questions like: What does our community and staff need from us? Why this work? Why now?
 

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Lupe Poblano
September 22, 2016

How do some structures at nonprofit organizations make it harder for people of color to thrive and survive? In this open letter to other POC leaders, Project Director Lupe Poblano explores how patriarchal, white dominant structures that prioritize hierarchy and productivity fail to support community, connection, and the ability to bring our authentic selves to work. 
 

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Lupe Poblano
August 10, 2016

What role should equity and allyship play in organizational change efforts? Project Director Lupe Poblano says they are the respective goal and means through which to achieve true change. Do you agree? Read Lupe's blog and share your thoughts in the comments section below.
 

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June 20, 2016

We're pleased to share with you this incomplete(!) round up of racial justice resources curated by CompassPoint staff members Amy Benson, Michelle Gislason, Maro Guevara, sujin lee, and Asha Mehta. We hope you find this list useful, invite you to add your favorite resources, and share it widely with your networks .
 

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