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BD Giving Notes is a bi-monthly reflection and learning blog written by members of the BD Giving team.
BD Giving Notes #47 – ‘’History is happening all the time‘’ 

Though our fund could only support eight businesses, the other ninety-something predominantly black-led businesses made us think deeply about our role in decolonising funding and the meaning of “purpose” in business. Kate Harmatz It’s really exciting when lots of things you’ve been working on over many years start to join

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BD Giving Notes #46 – ‘’Now THIS is podcasting‘’

Participation makes a big difference to those of us who have the privilege of supporting communities in their decision-making. Cameron Bray Have you been wondering about the history of the borough, why BD Giving talks so much about power, what makes the GROW Fund special, or maybe just what my

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BD Giving Notes #45 – ‘’Pride, Place and Progress‘’

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.

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BD Giving Notes #43 – ‘’Looking Out For Each Other‘’

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

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BD Giving Notes #41 – “Leadership and Self-care‘’

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

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BD Giving Notes #40 – “My weapon of choice‘’ 

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.

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