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Weekly Reader – August 14, 2017

What we’re reading and recommending this week. We add to this post throughout the week and look for your suggestions in the comments.

Monday, August 14

The Chorus Foundation’s Radical Philanthropy (Tate Williams, Inside Philanthropy) Farhad Ebrahimi would like to see philanthropy as we know it, and the inequality that created it, cease to exist. His Chorus Foundation’s climate justice program and otherwise edgy approach to giving suggest he’s quite serious.

Tuesday, August 15

Ending White Supremacy in Ourselves: A Time for Nonprofit Action (The Editors, Nonprofit Quarterly) Nonprofits should understand that this moment defines us on a deep level—a moment where civil society must declare with moral certainty that notions of racial superiority are antithetical to our common humanity and our future.

Wednesday, August 16

Wealthy Donors and Grantmakers: You Can No Longer Hide Behind Neutrality After The Terrorist Attack In Charlottesville (Aaron Dorfman, NCRP) Now is not the time for the philanthropic sector to hide behind a false perception of neutrality.

Thursday, August 17

Field Foundation Announces New Grantmaking Strategy (Philanthropy News Digest) The Field Foundation of Illinois has announced that it is revising its grantmaking strategy to more effectively address the root causes of the challenges Chicagoans face on a daily basis.

Friday, August 18

Unpacking this weekend’s events in Charlottesville, tools and resources (Florida Philanthropic Network) As the events in Charlottesville unfolded this weekend, I’m sure many of you, like myself, watched in disbelief at the outright anti-American and dangerous rhetoric that threatens the safety of our communities.

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