CCP Communication Network

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 -
9:30am to 11:00am EDT
Virtual Meeting
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For member funder communications staff and those who have communications as part of their role

The August meeting of the CCP Communications Network will allow philanthropy communications professionals to connect and learn from one another as our foundations are responding to this unprecedented time. The ongoing pandemic illustrating stark racial disparities in our country and the rising calls for racial equity and justice require a response from philanthropy. Our approach, language, and framing are critical, and communications professionals have a unique role.

In this virtual meeting, we will build on previous sessions and continue our exploration of tools foundation and grantmaking communications professionals can use to advance racial equity and justice, including further exploration of concepts like asset-based language in communications, respecting the agency of the communities and people we serve, and challenging traditional philanthropic power dynamics.

Our virtual discussion will be guided by Communication Network leader Mercedes MacAlpine, Perrin Foundation. We will continue to explore best practices and provide time for attendees to connect and share their own experiences with this work. To start our conversation, Chiara Wegener, Nellie Mae Foundation, will give an overview of the foundation’s ongoing work to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into their communications and strategies.

In our ongoing efforts to develop more accountable institutions, we will continue to ground the session in a role-related self-awareness that explores how our personal identities affect our philanthropy work.

Though we will be building on past work within the Communications Network, attendance at previous network meetings is not a prerequisite. All are welcome!


Members: To register yourself, click the "Register Now" link above.


If you have suggestions for future conversations, or questions, please contact Laurie Allen, Director of Communications, or call 860-525-5585.


CCP is committed to protecting the health and safety of our members and community. As information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, we are being proactive and following all recommendations from public health officials. Until further notice, we are either holding meetings virtually or rescheduling the meeting. We will communicate updates via our email lists and website. Thank you for your partnership in ensuring the safety and well-being of the CCP community.

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