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Weekly Reads—July 30, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “In the early stages of change, preparing staff members to engage productively in conversations about racism and developing policies and practices that uproot racial inequity is important work. But without a culture of accountability, any effort to prevent racial harm or provide … Continued

Weekly Reads—July 23, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “Allow grantees to share what they want in the way that they want to share by shifting reports away from being heavily metric and data-driven. There is so much value in storytelling. While it’s true that ‘numbers tell a story,’ we shouldn’t pretend … Continued

Weekly Reads—July 16, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “COVID-19 has laid bare what the disability community has been telling us all along: current systems have failed people with disabilities because they were not created with disabled people in mind.” [more] Catherine Hyde Townsend and Bess Rothenberg, Ford Foundation, in Stanford … Continued

Weekly Reads—July 9, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “If you are rushing to feel normal and not do anything different than before—then you truly have not sat through discomfort, and you have not taken into account the privileges that are allowing you to opt out when the world needed to … Continued

Weekly Reads—July 2, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “It’s time—actually well past time—to apply tried-and-true templates for grassroots movement building to the entire social sector and create demand for public policy changes that will move the needle toward long-term shared prosperity.” [more] Laura Deaton, Multiplier, in Stanford Social Innovation Review … Continued

Weekly Reads—June 25, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “Diversity, equity, equality and inclusion is more of a journey than a destination. We can always learn more to fight implicit bias and to advance progress. [Here] are many helpful resources that you can use in your journey.” [more] Respectability “Giving by … Continued

Weekly Reads—June 18, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “Forty-five years from now, program officers and community leaders will be one and the same. Folks with lived experience will be at the center of visioning, resourcing and creating solutions. We will rightly define ‘expert’ knowledge and who holds it. The sector … Continued

Weekly Reads—June 11, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “It’s clear that now is the time for philanthropy to step up and collectively be more data-driven. For years, we’ve seen too much lip service paid to organizing our philanthropic response in a more systematic and equitable way, and there hasn’t been … Continued

Weekly Reads—June 3, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “In nonprofits and philanthropy, [white supremacy] manifests in ways we may not even realize, or in ways we refuse to acknowledge as white supremacy. These things add up. They make whiteness the default. They keep power concentrated in white leaders and institutions. … Continued

Weekly Reads—May 28, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “To date, we have recorded $75 million directed explicitly toward AAPI communities in 2020. … Perhaps what is more notable is that—despite the rise in anti-Asian hate in 2020—only a fraction of the donations or pledges in our databases were denoted as … Continued