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Weekly Reader – July 29, 2019

What we’re reading and recommending this week. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Confronting Anti-Blackness in Immigrant Justice Philanthropy (NCRP Blog) In this Q&A with NCRP, Daranee Petsod, president of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, urges funders to confront and overcome this implicit and explicit bias for greater impact.

Getting Political Is Good for Everyone (Bill Shore, SSIR) Nonprofits that engage in political activity benefit themselves, those they serve, and the political system as a whole.

Nonprofits and Philanthropy Need to Take Center Stage (Phil Buchanan, CEP Blog) For too long, nonprofits have been overlooked and undervalued for all they do to strengthen communities, to address the issues others can’t or won’t, or, for that matter, to drive a major piece of our economy.

Revealing the “Invisible” 98% of Private Foundations (Page Snow, Philanthropy Journal) To draw back the curtain on these smaller, typically family-led foundations, each year since 2012, Foundation Source, a provider of support services for private foundations, has published annual reports about its private foundation clients with assets of less than $50 million.

Watching “When They See Us”: Reflections as a White Woman in Nonprofit Leadership (Jeanne Bell, Nonprofit Quarterly) When we watch a truly great film, especially one about real, unspeakable events that happened in plain view, like Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us, our watching is layered.