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Welcome, new subscribers! This month's enews includes a great blog by our friend Tim Hollo, Marshall Ganz speaking on collective impact and articles on leadership, building diversity and theories of change. 

Applications for the 2021 Community Organising Fellowship are due 31 October. The team, led by Adele Neale and Max Smith, have big plans for a program of transformative learning. Full and partial scholarships are available, along with a sliding scale to ensure cost is not a barrier to participation. Do you know campaigners and organisers who would value this learning opportunity?

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COF cohort 2019

Submit your Fellowship application by 31 October

The Community Organising Fellowship is an intensive training program for experienced campaigners to expand their organising skills and build powerful networks.  It's an immersive six-month program that expands your skills and resources through practical individual and team-based exercises, digging into case studies and other resources, amazing guest speakers, peer learning and mentoring. Applications for the 2021 Fellowship close 31 October. …

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Great online resources

Enews subscribers regularly share with us the websites and online resources they’re developing, discovering and learning from in their community organising. Enjoy this month’s batch and be sure to drop us a line to suggest links for the next enews.

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risky to admit mistakes

Across-the-Board Contradictions: Re-aligning foundation trustees to incentivize learning

Tanya Beer writes: "One of the things that routinely gets in the way of foundations having a learning culture is what happens when staff and boards engage. The problem is that most of the routines in the board room are actually based on the mental model that social change is a technocratic problem-solving endeavor. So what happens—in the ways that …

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Arena

There's no time left not to do everything

Tim Hollo writes in Arena, "In this context, continuing a supplicant politics, where we beg or demand of governments that they act, is both destined to fail and underplaying our hand. At this moment in history, with the pandemic forcing social, economic and political changes unlike anything any of us have ever seen, with the rise of extreme right anti-politics, …

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building emotional reslience

Building emotional resilience [Groupwork Centre blog]

2020 has forced us to deal with unwanted change in many parts of our lives. In addition to the practicalities of working (or not), raising kids and maintaining our relationships under COVID conditions, many of our clients are feeling the deeper systemic challenges too. People seem to be sensing the broader context of climate disruption, racism, social inequality or post-truth …

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improving diversity in the workplace

Improving Diversity in the Workplace

This (US) guide provides detailed insights and resources on: - Statistics on current workplace diversity - Comparison of weekly pay by gender - What influences a lack of diversity and inclusion - Tips on improving diversity in the workplace - Why diversity is so important - Initiatives and resources ... and much more!

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building movement project

On the Frontlines: Nonprofits Led by People of Color Confront COVID-19 and Structural Racism

Building Movement Project’s latest report, On the Frontlines: Nonprofits Led by People of Color Confront COVID-19 and Structural Racism, shines a spotlight on how 2020’s social upheavals are affecting people of colour-led (POC) nonprofit organizations and their communities, programs, leadership, and financial sustainability. BMP surveyed 433 nonprofit leaders of colour and conducted 41 in-depth interviews over the past few months …

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Marshall Ganz keynote

Complementary or in Conflict? Community Organizing and Collective Impact

Video and transcript of Marshall Ganz' keynote from the Collective Impact Forum in Boston, May 2017. "Organizing is a particular form of leadership that asks three questions... Who are my people? What change do they need, rooted in their lived experience and understanding? How can I work with them to enable them to use their resources to build the power …

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