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Weekly Reads – August 7, 2019

A roundup of timely insight from the grantmaking community and beyond.

“Do we really want the political debate in this country to unfold as if there were only two sectors – business and government?”  [more]
—Phil Buchanan, Center for Effective Philanthropy



“If you can’t name it, you can’t address it. We must actively name and refuse to accept racism any longer if we want to move forward and reflect the standards of freedom and democracy we believe we stand for.”  [more]
—Nicky Goren, The Meyer Foundation



“Stronger [funder] collaboratives all have a clear ‘primary investment thesis’ for how the collaborative will achieve impact beyond what individual funders can achieve alone.”  [more]

—Stanford Social Innovation Review

“When you apply for a grant, you’re putting your hopes and dreams out into a really confusing and opaque system that’s going to judge them… Feedback calls are one way to treat those hopes and dreams with a bit more care.”  [more]

—Mandy Ellerton, Bush Foundation, in GlassPockets by Candid.

Foundation giving in the United States is highly concentrated geographically, with nearly half of all grant dollars going to organizations in just three states.  [more]
—PND by Candid.

This regional map could help foundations and charities figure out where cash infusions for different causes might help prop up needy groups.  [more]
—Fast Company



“Now more than ever, it is imperative that philanthropy embrace immigration as a cross-cutting issue, transcend funding silos and make long-term investments in immigrant communities.”  [more]
—Daranee Petsod, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, in NCRP