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Weekly Reads – December 4, 2020

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

“I believe we have a real watershed moment. A watershed moment when civil society realizes it operates in a digital era and invents new ways of partnering outside the sector and with nonprofits in the sector – new ways of partnering to leverage this digital reality to support the mission.” [more]
– Chantal Forster, Technology Association of Grantmakers, on Digital Impact

“While an increasing number of foundations are on a learning journey and have made well-intentioned efforts to advance their disability inclusion efforts, fewer foundations have established metrics for success for either their internal or external-facing work. Philanthropy, as a field, can benefit from benchmarks and outcomes that help track progress and establish a sense of accountability.” [more]
Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy, National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers

“Research suggests that U.S. foundations trust Black-led organizations enough to give them money, but not enough to give them control. […] This failure of trust sits at the intersection of two live debates in philanthropy. First, foundations are being called to give more to communities of color. Second, they are also being called to give capital that shows trust: long-term general operating support (GOS).

Foundation leaders can choose to do both.” [more]
– Jacob Harold, Candid, on Center for Effective Philanthropy