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Communication + Capacity + Community: What Capacity Building Means to Us

Thoughtful communication is the most effective path to connect and engage communities. It was bell hooks who said, “Building community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must do continually to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination.” It’s this ‘continuous work’ that we believe speaks directly to…

Stuttering Awareness Week

Stuttering Awareness Week

By Maya Chupkov – stuttering advocate and community organizer “California has come a long way when it comes to fighting for disability rights, but those of us who communicate with verbal diversity, what most people understand as a stutter, still belong to a community that often goes unrecognized.“ I am a lifelong stutterer and I…

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Women in the Sector

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton This month we are featuring womxn working towards purpose in their own way. We have compiled a group of women that we have not only ‘rubbed shoulders’ with, but are also diligently working to create change in their various fields. We posed…

stock photography resource list

An extensive (but not complete) list of stock photography websites divided into themes across General, BIPOC, LBGTQIA+, Disability, Plus Size & Age Positive focused resources.

4 Good Data Hygiene Habits for Fundraising Success

When planning a fundraiser for your nonprofit or university, your donor database shouldn’t hold you back. But all too often, a dirty database, full of misplaced, incomplete, duplicate, ambiguous, or inconsistent data, limits an organization’s ability to properly fundraise and fulfill its mission. For many, it can feel like trying to build a house on…

KPIs That Perpetuate Equity

Every organization approaches KPIs differently. Some organizations have been meaning to start this process but haven’t gotten around to it; for those organizations…we’ve got you! Before we begin, I thought it’d be fitting to present a glossary of terms for your reference:

Resources for Talking With Kids About Violence

In these distressing times, it is vital that communities band together. Young children shouldn’t have to learn about tragic events; whether seeing it on the news, hearing about it from those around them, or experiencing it first hand – exposure to tragedy has become all too common. As acts of violence continue to increase, some…

rootid’s creation story (Val’s version)

“We each had skills that balanced each other well, all felt strongly about contributing to positive change and making an impact through communications.” – Val  This sentence sums up the founding of rootid. But since storytelling and providing the details is what we do…here you go!

A Guide to Nonprofit Website Accessibility Testing

It can be hard to know where to start testing your nonprofit website for accessibility issues. Feel confident by using our accessibility checklist.

How to Embody IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility) Values in Your Rebrand & Rollout Part 1

When someone says the words, “it’s time for a rebrand,” does your heart skip a beat?