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Weekly Reads—June 24, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “With investments and innovation, funders can move the needle on partnerships and ultimately increase the chances that research informs decision-making and strengthens outcomes across policy areas.” [more] Angela Bednarek, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Jenni Owen, North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships, and … Continued

Weekly Reads—June 17, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “Some of the best foundations that I have had relationships with were those that have actually come to see the work, that have actually spent time, like quality time—not just dropping in for half an hour. Let’s dream together what this could … Continued

Weekly Reads—June 10, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “[W]e as philanthropic organizations can’t address poverty, race, and disability as separate issues. If we attempt a siloed approach, then we are not going to get to the solutions. Understanding the intertwined nature of these disparities and applying disability-explicit and race-explicit lenses … Continued

Weekly Reads—May 27, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. As Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month concludes, learn about solidarity practices within and across this community by listening to this curated list of podcasts produced by Solidarity Is. [more] “Solutions and policies don’t produce equitable results if they don’t address wider … Continued

Weekly Reads—May 20, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “When I bring up white supremacy in meetings or presentations, sometimes I get the feedback of ‘that’s a really heavy term. Is it really applicable to this situation? Can’t we just call it ‘inequity’ or ‘injustice’ or something that won’t turn people … Continued

Weekly Reads—May 13, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “While multi-year, flexible funding is not the entirety of what makes grantmaking more equitable, it is a key entry point for funders seeking to share power with grantees. And it’s something nonprofits have requested for years, with few results.” [more] Katie Smith … Continued

Weekly Reads—May 6, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “Simply put, a disaster occurs when a hazard meets a vulnerability. … It is at this intersection—the point of connection between the event and exposure—that the impact of a disaster occurs, where human, environmental or financial consequences arise.” [more] Patricia McIlreavy, Center … Continued

Weekly Reads—April 29, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “We’re here to clear the air on what trust-based philanthropy is and what it isn’t. … As longtime grantmakers and co-founders of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, we have evidence that this approach works.” [more] Carrie Avery, Durfee Foundation; Pia Infante, The Whitman … Continued

Weekly Reads—April 22, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “[W]e wanted to challenge ourselves not just to move relationally in the communities we serve, but to take the power of network to the next level. In preparing to make 100 mostly out-of-the-blue responsive grants based on trust, we wanted to be … Continued

Weekly Reads—April 15, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond. “[MacKenzie] Scott’s approach has been held up by some observers as a kind of rebuke to other models of giving. But I see it as part of a larger trend of donors and foundations moving away from the top-down, donor-knows-best approaches to … Continued