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Weekly Reads—April 1, 2022

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond.

“It is plainly evident to us that there can and should be no return to the way things were pre-pandemic. To confront structural racism, massive wealth inequality, power imbalances, and other obstacles to the equitable world we aspire to, we must understand our role, as a philanthropic institution, in how we got here. And, we must reimagine that role to move forward.” [more]
Jim Canales, Barr Foundation

“[W]e seek a portfolio of organizations that supports the ability of all people to participate in solutions. This means a focus on the needs of those whose voices have been underrepresented. It also means including others within the system who want to help improve it, harnessing insights and engagement from every role.” [more]
MacKenzie Scott

“By shining a light on organizations that create equitable workplaces and programs for their colleagues and constituents, Charity Navigator and Candid aim to support the uptake of these practices by organizations that are further along, or early on, in their equity journey. These practices have great potential to help nonprofits improve their organizational cultures and meet their objectives in a sustainable way.” [more]
Michael Thatcher and Ann Mei Chang, Candid

“[The Structural Racism Remedies Repository catalogs] policy-based recommendations [from advocacy groups and think tanks] for addressing structural and systemic racism or advancing racial equity drawn from a vast array of published material.” [more]
The Othering and Belonging Institute