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Seeds for connection in 2024: announcing our brand refresh & new website

introducing… our new mission statement 2023 was a year of growth & development for rootid as we completed a number of internal projects including a new strategic plan, updated mission and vision statements, developed new products and systems to meet the needs of our community, restructured our community roundtables & cohorts, and continued improving our…

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Urban Strategies Council & Department of Violence Prevention: Power Mapping for Partnership Mini Summit

Power On Saturday, September 31, 2023, rootid facilitated a mini summit for over 30+ community-based organizations and nonprofits as the closing event of our Oakland Department of Violence Prevention’s mini grant cohort with Urban Strategies Council (USC). The summit, titled “Power Mapping for Partnerships” focused on power and relationship mapping across organizations for more effective…

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Building Equity-Centered Communications: Harnessing the Power of a Creative Brief

In the fast-paced world of communications, where information is constantly flowing and attention spans are fleeting, the pressure to respond quickly to emerging issues can sometimes lead to reactive rather than proactive, strategic communication.  An equity-centered approach to communication involves intentional and thoughtful planning to ensure that your visual language (the look and feel of…

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ComNet23 Highlights: Spread Love & Build Power with a Liberatory Mindset

The Communications Network Annual Conference (ComNet23) was held in Atlanta, GA this past September, featuring impactful and transformative ideas, insights, inspirations and fun activities for strategic communications professionals. Our Director of Community Engagement, Marcus Cinque Harris (he/him) attended the 3 day event and participated in various learning activities, workshops, and community building events with partners…

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Crafting a Successful End-of-Year Campaign: A Comprehensive Guide

As we approach the end of the year, nonprofit organizations of all sizes are gearing up for one of the most critical periods in their fundraising calendar— the end-of-year campaign.  This campaign not only allows you to finish the year on a strong financial note but also lays the foundation for your future endeavors. (2023…

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Me Mapping: Elements to Include in Your User Guide

In today’s rapidly evolving workplaces, effective communication and collaboration are more important than ever. We all come from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, making it crucial to understand each other better. One innovative approach to fostering this understanding is the concept of “Me Mapping.” It involves creating a user guide about yourself so that your…

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The Solutions Room Model for Effective Problem-Solving in Small Groups

In the realm of problem-solving, the old adage “two heads are better than one” often rings true. When minds come together to tackle challenges, new solutions can emerge that might have been elusive to us when we were alone, working, and thinking in isolation. The Solutions Room model is a structured, yet flexible approach that…

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How to Create an Engaging Slide Deck for Your Nonprofit

They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and a well-crafted pitch deck can capture the essence of your mission, convey your impact, and inspire potential funders and donors to support your work.  In this article, we will explore the key elements of a compelling pitch deck for your nonprofit, outline what you really…

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Preserving Historic Data in Google Analytics: Transitioning to Google Analytics 4

The deadline to transition to Google Analytics 4 (GA 4) is fast approaching! In the rush to get GA 4 set up on your website, preserving your historical Universal Analytics data is often overlooked. Google has already announced that it won’t store historical data forever and the timeline before they erase all of it is…

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Interview With Reflecting Justice

Approaching Harm With Healing for Ourselves & Others Discussion between Reflecting Justice (Moneek Bhanot & Colleen Klus) and rootid (Sia Magadan & Val Neumark) around approaching harm with healing for ourselves and others. Transcript Sia Magadan  0:08  All right, hello everyone. So excited to kick off 2023 With this conversation with an organization that I admire and…

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