Black Love Comrades!
Our team is pleased to share the BOLD Evaluation Report: A Decade of Commitment to Black Leadership. Huge shout out to all of the BOLD alumni and trainers who participated in the evaluation process! And BIG UPS to Zuri Tau – founder of Social Insights and lead evaluator for both our 5 and 10-year reports.
Stepping back with the support of Social Insights enables us to reflect on our history and strategically plan for our future in a way that is rooted in the needs, requests, and dreams of BOLDers across the nation.
We are deeply proud of our growth as a collective over the past decade. In just 10 years, we’ve quadrupled the number of staff and trainers on our team, developed the leadership of 600 beautiful Black freedom fighters, and purchased 105 acres of land and retreat space in a maroon pocket of Georgia. We are, as some would say, “our ancestors’ wildest dreams!”
And we still have a long way to go together. More is required of us as a movement organization.
We are a commitment to a powerful and coordinated Black Left, and according to you – our alumni and trainers – that means BOLD must:
- Create more safe space for conversations on a wide range of topics – from burnout to gender identity to the use of technology and social media
- Offer more trainings for Black organizers beyond Amandla!, Quilombo School, and EML
- Foster deeper connections between BOLD Nation via consistent traditional and digital communications, as well as organizational check-ins, and regional gatherings
- Create support structures for alumni struggling with creating transformation outside of BOLD culture
We hear you. We see you. We love you BOLD Nation.
Thank you for sharpening our collective commitment.
On behalf of everyone at BOLD,
Nikki M.G. Cole – Director of Resource Mobilization
P.S. The BOLD staff highly recommend Social Insights to work with your organization on your research and evaluation needs. They are such an amazing resource within your network 🙂