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Weekly Reads – January 22, 2021

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

“[I]t’s not good enough just to post inspiring quotes by MLK. We all need to reexamine our actions to see which ones align with equity and justice, and fix the stuff we do that don’t.” [more]
– Vu Le, Nonprofit AF

“The nation and our system of government needs room to breathe. Philanthropy has a vital role to play, and foundations can help American democracy deliver on its promise to the American people, and to the world.” [more]
– Bradford K. Smith, Candid

“It takes courage and vulnerability to talk about race and racism honestly. Let’s keep pushing each other to do better in our work of doing good.” [more]
– The Communications Network

11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2021: “Critical questions we face in the aftermath of the chaos and trauma of 2020 are ones the sector has been wrestling with for years, but must now address more forcefully.” [more]
– Johnson Center for Philanthropy

“Community organizers are leading the frontline that is protecting our democracy and providing the fuel that will allow our leaders to soar. But if our communities’ power is minimized or ignored, those same leaders will find themselves mired in meaningless deal-making while the nation crumbles.” [more]
– Crystal Hayling, The Libra Foundation