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Weekly Reads – January 23, 2020

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

“How can practitioners integrate DEI into their evidence-building processes to ensure equitable outcomes? We’ve been working to develop what we call the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Evidence Matrix, a structured process for promoting and integrating a diversity, equity and inclusion framework into the evidence building activities of an organization. The framework was crafted based on feedback from practitioners and funders, and we’ve worked to integrate the Equitable Evaluation principles (along with other promising approaches). It’s a “scaffolding” of sorts for putting intention into action, helping organizations consider their current evidence building with a DEI lens and identify learning questions and next steps.”  [more]
– Charles E. Carter, on GEO blog

“We need focus on a few critical levers of power:
1. Elect more women of color into office
2. Ensure marginalized people can vote and have the resources to do so
3. Remove the influence of corporations and money in general on politics
4. Change the tax code so rich people pay their fair share of taxes
5. Control the public’s perception on important issues (to align with facts, not fear)”  [more]
– Vu Le, on NonprofitAF

“There is so much literature in the field today about how to create experiences that feel inclusive for participants, and it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve compiled our top 10 tips to help you plan workshops that are inclusive and engaging.”  [more]
– eJewish Philanthropy