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Weekly Reads – February 12, 2021

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

“This Black History Month should be different. […] While we encourage folks to pause, rest, reflect, and learn, we also urge our non-Black co-conspirators in the sector to take action this month and beyond. We have organized a list of resources as a starting point.”  [more]
Support, Invest, and Engage: A Resource List for Non-Black People in Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Catherine Foley, Building Movement Project

“There are two rivers [faith-inspired and secular human service organizations] running in parallel, and the separation is not to the benefit of progress.” [more]
– Rosanne Haggerty, President and CEO, Community Solutions, on The Bridgespan Group

“‘We need to look at the real implications of funding hate,’ said Anna Fink, executive director of the Amalgamated Foundation, which has started a ‘Hate Is Not Charitable’ campaign. ‘We are at a moment of real national reckoning where it is incumbent upon the philanthropic sector to do our part to restore and strengthen a multiracial democracy.’”  [more]
– Michael Theis, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

“Foundations should use their privilege and social and relational capital to champion racial justice. Make it a priority to educate and influence your board members, peer foundations, partners, and key decision-makers in your community.”  [more]
– Lori Bartczak, Community Wealth Partners, on Center for Effective Philanthropy