Change Consulting News

At Change, we believe that communications strategy + action can lead to real material change in the fight for racial justice. Watch us work in our new sizzle reel and get a snapshot of the impact that we were able to make for our clients in 2022.

Client News

Bay Area cities and counties received a total of $3 billion in flexible funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to spend over five years to aid public health and economic recovery. This week, the San Francisco Foundation, in partnership with PolicyLink and the Bay Area Regional Recovery Community Advisory Committee, released the Bay Area Recovery Dollars Tracker. This tool uses city and county allocation of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds established by ARPA to show that local governments still have an opportunity to leverage $1.1 billion to support communities of color that have been the most harmed by COVID-19 and address the systemic inequities that existed long before the pandemic. Explore the new Bay Area Recovery Dollars Tracker:

Last month, California Black Freedom Fund hosted an important conversation centered around the need for philanthropy to commit resources to building and sustaining a just, racially diverse, equitable and inclusive civil society. Hundreds of funders, policymakers, advocates, activists, and community members gathered to hear directly from leaders in the movement for racial justice, including Steve Phillips, Lateefah Simon, and Angela Glover Blackwell. More at the Sacramento Observer.

What We’re Reading

This SSIR piece calls for funders to center leadership development support on leadership that is relational and anchored in the wisdom of their communities. This essential truth — that the best solutions come from those with lived experiences — deeply resonates with our work to help amplify the voices of leaders driving necessary social change in their communities.

Coming Up

The San Francisco library will host a conversation between Cecilia Gentili and Aria Sa’id, a founder and the President of The Transgender District, the world’s first legally recognized district of its kind, and a Leading Edge Fund Fellow, to discuss Gentili’s new memoir. More information is available at the San Francisco Public Library website.