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Weekly Reads—January 21, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “The concept of transformation with regard to racial equity requires boards to focus on the larger ecosystem in which organizations and their boards operate. Boards must look beyond narrow definitions of organizational mission and explore how inequitable systems in housing, education, employment, … Continued

Weekly Reads—January 14, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “Ensure you are devoting time to building trust and relationships with Indigenous nonprofits while keeping in mind the historical contexts, understanding the feeling of mistrust, and investing in honest communication. It is also important to keep in mind that Native populations are … Continued

Weekly Reads—January 7, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “Together we trust the track records of impact and on-the-ground insights of hundreds of carefully selected teams working from within communities, offering them all the money up front and then stepping out of their way, encouraging them to spend it however they … Continued

Weekly Reads—December 10, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “Movements should not have to rely on heartbreaking headlines to drive the flow of future resources. We can build on new funding commitments by centering racial justice in all our grantmaking.” [more] Dimple Abichandani, General Service Foundation, for Trust-Based Philanthropy Project “The … Continued

Weekly Reads—December 3, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “GivingTuesday, the global generosity movement, reports record-breaking giving by millions of people worldwide during the annual GivingTuesday celebration on November 30, 2021. … This extraordinary show of generosity lit up the world against a backdrop of a dark two years. From every … Continued

Weekly Reads—November 12, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “Between 2017 and 2018, grant dollars for persons with disabilities decreased by $9M, or 14%, among funders who submitted grants data both years. Persons with disabilities make up 15% of the world’s population. … [And they] are more likely to experience adverse … Continued

Weekly Reads—November 5, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “Upbuilding is what happens when infrastructure is defined expansively, centering humans and communities, and with a strong equity, anti-oppressive lens. Upbuilding requires having the willingness and imagination to question why things are the way they are, whether they serve or oppress, and … Continued

Weekly Reads—October 29, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “Regrantors often have the relationships and capabilities to deploy significant philanthropic capital in a way that models much of what is needed to make lasting progress—a long-term lens and trusting relationships with leaders of color and grassroots organizations. Proximate leaders and peer … Continued

Weekly Reads—October 22, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “The Building Movement Project’s latest report sheds light on the added challenges involved in executive transitions where a person of color is taking over leadership from a white executive director. The report is based on interviews with [executive directors and] CEOs of … Continued

Weekly Reads—October 15, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “How can funders safeguard impact in an uncertain world? And how can the exercise of risk mitigation support grantee efforts rather than create a burdensome process? Candid Learning teamed up with Open Road Alliance, a longtime advocate of using risk mitigation strategies … Continued