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Weekly Reads – January 30, 2020

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

“Charity, while wonderful, ameliorates the symptoms of inequality, but it does not address its root causes. And we must address the root causes.”  [more]
—Darren Walker, Ford Foundation, in The Guardian

“Align your storytelling practice with your social practice … Creative impacts can only be meaningful and lasting if the process of storytelling and art-making also reflect these values.”  [more]
—Wendy Levy, The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, on The Communications Network blog

“The biggest failing of internal racial equity efforts is that the leader is not seen as deeply engaged, vulnerable, and highly participatory with staff on every level.”  [more]
—Keecha Harris and Ali Webb in Nonprofit Quarterly