Ella Baker, brilliant organizer and relationship builder, must have kept a list of names and addresses - but exactly where and how are still a mystery. Musings on this and much more about Ella Baker's legacy (including some primary source documents!).
Sprint leaders took me under their wings, listened to my ideas, designed compelling tech solutions, and built a community of nonprofit tech contributors that has been personally and professionally transformative. In this post, 8 lessons that I've learned from 4 years of sprinting!
Reflection on my 8th Salesforce.org Open Source Community Sprint! Update on the Data Generation Toolkit community project! What access, support, and enablement mean to me! Plus, some puns.
Does technology like e-signature cost us time or save us time? Also, how do you go about implementing something like e-signature? Plus, puns!
5 lessons from Dr. King and his entourage on movement building through problem solving and behind-the-scenes system crafting.
This catapulted Mrs. Dungee beyond simple accounting and into visionary/badass/changemaker territory. And of course - underscores lessons that I'm learning more and more every day - there is no such thing as "back office" in social movement organizations. All of our grievances - and all of our work - are connected.
In the latest installment of civil writes, mailing lists! solidarity! Angela Davis! and a special appearance by Francois Clemmons!
A new take on the Civil Rights Movement that centers women and reproductive justice. A badass crew of ordinary chefs take the Montgomery bus boycott by storm. And a skeevy dude becomes a famous Lefty (?) for being a mail appeal expert. All that, and more...
Stanley Levison and Jack O'Dell were operations masterminds, fundraising trailblazers, and behind-the-scenes brains-and-brawn who kept the SCLC afloat during some tough times. And I'm not the only person who thinks so! Yet, these figures loom obscure despite their utter brilliance. Read on to learn the history of SCLC fundraising in the early 60's.
In this post, mobilizing during a contested election and the behind-the-scenes Civil Rights admin prowess of Reverend Nelson H. Smith, Jr.