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BD Giving Notes is a bi-monthly reflection and learning blog written by members of the BD Giving team.
As a Trustee for BD Giving, I am proud to be involved with an organisation working towards inclusivity in the borough… BD Giving is rooted in local communities, and their core values of collaboration, inclusion, and learning directly align with the ethos LGBTQ+ communities need to thrive within the borough.
As I dive into other projects, I will think about everything I have learnt with the Working Group – the bestowed wisdom I have from being a part of the process but more importantly from the powerful connections I have forged with some of the Barking and Dagenham community. Jack
Good mental health is necessary for fostering interpersonal relationships and maintaining productivity within the team. As a small team, any wrinkle in our team synergy can derail communication and throw us off balance. Adeshola Adejare In this Note, for Mental Health Awareness Week the BD Giving team shares their mental
By pioneering this shift in our working world, we’re sending a clear message that the changes we want to see won’t happen unless we make it happen – together. Cameron Bray In this Note Cameron and Kate invite you to follow along as we develop our approach to a 4
I’m incredibly grateful for this discovery. It has allowed me to see certain patterns in a new light, become more attuned to my own emotions, and modify some of my behaviours accordingly. Géraud de Ville de Goyet In this Note, Géraud de Ville de Goyet writes about empathic leadership and
A few weeks ago, our Head of Learning & Participation finally finished their Level 4 training in Lewis Deep Democracy (LDD), marking the culmination of a development process that started in September 2020. Here, Cameron, reflects on what they’ve learned and what this means for their work.
We see the future of our borough as one where underrepresented groups have the same opportunities as others. We want to spread equity across the borough. Jack Webb As we continue to market the GROW Fund and spread the word about this fantastic opportunity in the community, we can’t help
While we advocate for representation, diversity and inclusion, I think we often forget the other edge of that sword; the clearer the visibility, the easier it is for bigots to have a face to attach to their hate. Adeshola Adejare As LGBTQIA+ history month ends, this blog is about the
Two things can be true at once. These same two things can be conflicting and in opposition. This is where understanding nuance comes in. A world which does not allow for nuance is not a world that accounts for experience or growth. Adeshola Adejare and Cameron Bray Communication without Nuance