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Weekly Reader – July 10, 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, July 10

Bolder Grantmaking: Integrating Racial Equity Impact Assessments in Requests for Proposals (Yanique Redwood, NCRP) Social justice work is tiring, painful and unpopular, but there is nothing that is more important to me than this work. I am grateful that it is so integral to our foundation’s mission.

Tuesday, July 11

Don’t Tread on Us: Keep Toxic Partisanship Away from Nonprofit Missions (Tim Delaney, Nonprofit Quarterly) As NPQ reported in “More Attempts to Repeal Johnson Amendment Irk Nonprofits,” last week, the House Appropriations Committee slipped a radical change in federal policy into a 253-page spending bill. The change, if enacted into law, would hurt charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and the people we all serve.

Wednesday, July 12

It’s the Most Dangerous Crisis in the World. Who’s Paying Attention? (David Callahan, Inside Philanthropy) The situation on the Korean peninsula is increasingly scary. Which funders are paying attention to this crisis? And what can philanthropy realistically do to shape outcomes here?

Thursday, July 13

Belief-based Social Innovation: Gender-Lens’ Next Frontier (Emily Nielsen Jones & Musimbi Kanyoro, SSIR) The gender-lens movement is beginning to fund culturally led efforts to transform underlying beliefs that systematically disempower females in the first place.

Friday, July 14

The downsides of linear thinking, and why we need to embrace failure (Vu Le, NonprofitAF) The world is complex. Therefore, to put order to things, we try to become more organized and linear in many aspects of life and existence.

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