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NEWSLETTER  |  OCTOBER ISSUE | VIEW VIA WEB
shifting culture + strengthening communication starts with you!
As we approach the end of the year with Annual & Strategic Planning processes, we are reminded that the work we've done to build a strong and healthy internal culture is an important grounding & necessary labor for centering our work in values. Our 3C journey continues —building communications, capacity, and community with a focus on internal reflections, team connection, and strengthening partnerships.
ComNet23 Showcase Poster
In our rapidly evolving workplaces & communities, effective communication and collaboration are more important than ever. We all come from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, making it crucial to understand each other better.

Our ComNet23 ShowCase Poster theme, "Shifting Culture & Strengthening Communication Starts With You!" focused on a practical way to dismantle power structures and embody the values of equity and inclusion within your internal communications and culture.

 
in this edition
  • ComNet23 Showcase Poster Presentation
  • Blog: ComNet23 Highlights
  • 'MeMapping' Elements to include in User Guides
  • Be in Community with Us - Upcoming In-Person Meet Ups

    • Roundtable Resources: When Fundraising meets Policy + Social Justice
    • BloomBox: Affordable & Powerful Communications Tools
    • 2023 EOY Campaign Planning Guide
    • East Bay Parks Wins 2023 Best Government Site Web Award

    communication culture workshops
    Shifting Culture & Strengthening Communication
     
    ComNet23 Highlights
    The Communications Network Annual Conference (ComNet23) was held in Atlanta, GA this past September, featuring impactful and transformative ideas, insights, and inspirations for strategic communications. Our Director of Projects, Marcus Cinque Harris (he/him) attended the 3 day event and presented our ShowCase Poster highlighting our team & culture building workshops.
    for individuals and teams
    'Me Mapping' Elements to include in User Guides
    One innovative approach to building team connection in an equitable & inclusive way is the concept of 'Me Mapping.'

    It involves creating a user guide about yourself so that your fellow team members can gain insights into your challenges, joys, interests, and communication style preferences.
    be in community with us
    Join us at our Upcoming In Person Meet-ups
    As a fully remote organization, it's rare that we get to share space in person with our partners and peers. So we've decided - we're coming to you! Rootid will be hosting in-person networking meet-ups for thought partnership, solution room style discussions, and strategic community building in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, West Palm Beach, and Oakland in November and December.
    Resources for Strategic Communications
    Did You Miss Our Last Roundtable of 2023?
    Here are resources for building a fundraising strategy that's rooted in social justice values, learning to say no to high-net donors or funders, and building strong relationships with donors, regardless of how much they're able to invest.
    What does it mean to build capacity without the tools and support needed to implement new strategies long term and build sustainable structures? After listening to our community, we decided to move forward with a solution for community organization and smaller nonprofits.
    need extra capacity as we finish out 2023?
    East Bay Parks wins
    2023 Best Government Site Web Award
    Congratulations to East Bay Regional Park District for receiving this year's 2023 Best Government Web Award for Providing Public Safety Messaging During the Seasonal Impacts of Climate Change. Their website was honored for ease of use, design, interactivity, innovation and content. We are extremely proud of our partnership & the web strategy, design & development work that led to this awesome site connecting people to nature.
     
    coaching & consulting for individuals & teams
    From organizational decision-making processes, to identity and biases recognition, we invite you to explore how your personal, professional & organizational values align with your day-to-day communications practices.
    Let's Talk!

    Send us an email...hello(AT)rootid.com.
     
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    we are rooted in community.
    In partnership, we co-design necessary spaces for strategic thinking, sustainability & growth—using communications & technology as vehicles to advance equity.

    We join with others, envisioning a world where those most impacted are prioritized & communications & technology are used to heal & empower rather than divide. Learn more about our team.
    Interested in supporting our community engagement work? rootid now has a fiscally sponsored project with the Rose Foundation.
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