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Weekly Reads – July 17, 2020

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

“Our systems of global problem solving are proving quite anachronistic to the kinds of challenges we’re facing in this century. Are we going to go back to the old ways of doing things, or are we going to realize that these systems are failing us and reimagine them for the future? And that’s where we really want to devote a lot of these resources: to the re-imagination, the new thinking, the new concepts, the new leaders, the new ideas and new policies.” [more]
– Stephen Heintz, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

“[T]hose who are engaging in racial equity work, and working to bring more diverse perspectives into the field, are the foundations more likely to be engaging in other types of philanthropic best practices.” [more]
– Brendan McCormick and Afia Amobeea-Sakyi, Exponent Philanthropy, on GrantCraft by Candid

“As philanthropy seeks to shift power dynamics and listen more deeply to the people and communities they seek to help, student voices and experiences must be at the heart of efforts to reimagine school.” [more]
– Jen Vorse Wilka, YouthTruth, on Center for Effective Philanthropy