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Weekly Reads—December 3, 2021

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

“GivingTuesday, the global generosity movement, reports record-breaking giving by millions of people worldwide during the annual GivingTuesday celebration on November 30, 2021. … This extraordinary show of generosity lit up the world against a backdrop of a dark two years. From every corner of the globe, there were countless amazing stories of kindness, connection, and community. GivingTuesday is joyful even at the darkest of times, and yesterday was about millions of people celebrating their ability to meaningfully impact their communities and the world.” [more]
Asha Curran, GivingTuesday

The latest Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2021: Data to Drive Decisions report found that “there are myriad ways that philanthropy can increase its commitment to disaster-affected communities by playing a lengthier game—one that invests in communities far longer than the media attends to a particular event.” [more]
Regine A. Webster, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, for Candid

“A recent study suggests that while more employees are comfortable discussing mental health in the workplace, the conversations they’re having aren’t always fruitful. Here’s how nonprofit leaders can help build a more supportive mental health culture in their organizations.” [more]
Carole Matthews, The Bridgespan Group

“[N]early half of foundation leaders surveyed said that their boards were the biggest impediment to their organization’s ability to advance racial equity. This is an indication that CEOs and board members must identify what barriers exist and how their decision making and structure perpetuate challenges.” [more]
Nick Tedesco, National Center for Family Philanthropy, for Center for Effective Philanthropy