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Weekly Reads—July 30, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond.

“In the early stages of change, preparing staff members to engage productively in conversations about racism and developing policies and practices that uproot racial inequity is important work. But without a culture of accountability, any effort to prevent racial harm or provide proper redress when it occurs will fall short of accomplishing repairing harm and deepen distrust and disconnection among staff.” [more]
Piper Anderson, Create Forward, for Stanford Social Innovation Review

“Based on currently reported grant data collected by Candid … of the $11.9 billion in philanthropic capital publicly pledged in support of racial equity in 2020, only $1.5 billion can be tracked to recipients to date.” [more]
Moving from Intention to Impact: Funding Racial Equity to Win, Candid

“When funders provide money that can be spent only on specific projects, nonprofits may struggle to cover these overhead costs. Their staff can end up working too many hours for not enough pay, without the equipment and other essential expenses they need to get their jobs done right. This “starvation” can make organizations less effective—reducing how much good every donated dollar does.” [more]
Genevieve Shaker and Pamala Wiepking, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, for The Conversation