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Weekly Reads – January 17, 2020

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

What we need is not incremental but radical generosity — to reimagine our world from the ground up as a place where we don’t just work harder to alleviate all these harms but one where we don’t tolerate them in the first place.” [more]
—Asha Curran, CEO, Giving Tuesday

CEP’s data shows that one group of funders is making consistent improvements over time: those who survey their grantees repeatedly. According to Ellie Buteau, CEP’s vice president of research, ‘We see a strong and clear association between more positive grantee experiences and funders who receive regular feedback from their grantees.’ In other words, when donors listen, they become more effective.” [more]
—Lowell Weiss, Cascade Philanthropy Advisors, in Washington Monthly

11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2020: Anticipate and Embrace What’s Next. [more]
—Johnson Center

It’s a new year: start with an audit of who you’re listening to, learning from, and lifting up on Twitter. Here’s my #WomxnTalkPhilanthropy list, which might help you follow and get inspired by some new voices.” [more]
—Jen Bokoff, on Twitter @jenbo1