This Week with Change - April 24, 2020

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

It is at times like this when we need to pause, take a breath, and put strategy first. According to Change Consulting Director of Communications Anna Ghosh, front-loading our communications efforts with more strategic thinking is the best way for us to maximize our finite and precious capacity and resources in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out her blog post for five things you can do right now to add more strategic clarity to your communications processes.

Client News

Earlier this week, She the People and partners hosted an important conversation with Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Barbara Lee, and Rep. Judy Chu to talk about COVID-19’s impact on communities of color and the solutions that the next relief package must include. Watch a recording of the call here

Akonadi Foundation is stepping up in this moment to support people-of-color-led organizations and initiatives in Oakland struggling so severely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, allocating $1 million from their endowment to meet emerging community demands and/or help organizations cover their revenue losses. Philanthropy News Digest


Nearly 90 people joined California Funders for Boys and Men of Color, Positive Youth Justice Initiative and the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color for an online conference on how organizers are protecting young people, building power, and transforming the youth justice system in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Today our feeds were blessed by DJ Nina Sol for the second of our Create Change community session. We danced, we vibed, and we found a moment to be in community. Follow us on social media @changeconsulting so you don’t miss out on the next session and if you are interested in participating, we would love to hear from you at

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