Hi! It’s been a minute.

We’re doing a podcast relaunch and a new direction. We’re still going to be talking about racial justice and equity, but we will also be talking about succession planning, how to merge, shut down your organization, as well as racial trauma, and doing online fundraising with platforms like Twitch.

We’re going to branch out into what people don’t see in the sector- structures in our minds as well as external structures.

We’ll look at what holds nonprofits back, and how we can be TRULY great right now with the constraints we have.

In the next few months we’ll be giving you exclusive sneak peeks into the game-changing online event we’re putting together.

SO psyched to have you join us!

To do more to help BIPOC right now:

If you are angry, sad, numb, scared right now- you are not alone.

We had curfews (including in my town, Portland), and violent looting fueled by white supremacists (not peaceful protesters) all over the country.

this is not just about george floyd.

this is not just about breonna taylor or ahmad auberry.

it’s about systemic racism and the people and systems that uphold it.

If you think I should not be talking about racism on my newsletter- HELLO from Captain Obvious: nothing exists in a vacuum. Everything is connected.

The tragedies, murders, and injustices that have taken place ABSOLUTELY affect us in nonprofits, and our communities who are experiencing immense grief, trauma, and anger.

Here’s what I am doing.

  • -Volunteering to teach BIPOC women who are running for office right now how to do online fundraising with EMERGE Oregon
  • Using my podcast to stand against racism in the nonprofit sector.
  • Continuing to learn from more BIPOC. (Are you coming to Desiree Adaways’ webinar on whiteness at work on June 11th?)
  • Voting and signing petitions to create change.
  • -Donating- here are a few places to donate: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Sherrilyn Ifill, cousin of the late PBS reporter Gween Ifill, is their President and Director-Counsel
    Adopt a swing state and help mobilize voters, donate, etc.
    The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.
    Reclaim Our Vote
    A non-partisan phone bank, post carding and text-banking campaign created by the Center For Common Ground, focuses on contacting voters of color in voter-suppression states to help them register and vote.

  • Using my platform to speak up against racism.
  • Sharing BIPOC words, works, and wisdom often and make sure that my events represent all people.
  • Participating in open dialogue and conversation and seeing the ways I have been harmful and actively doing better.
  • Offering free support for BIPOC who want it right now.
  • Continuing to audit who I associate with and take a stand for IDEA. (If an event has no speakers of color, I refer them to folks I know and don’t speak there.)
  • Investing in BIPOC to educate my students.

Even though I am doing all this, I know it is not enough. What else do you think I should do? I am still learning. If you are a white person, what are YOU doing now?