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Weekly Reads—June 11, 2021

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

“It’s clear that now is the time for philanthropy to step up and collectively be more data-driven. For years, we’ve seen too much lip service paid to organizing our philanthropic response in a more systematic and equitable way, and there hasn’t been enough adoption of cohesive, data-driven practice.” [more]
C. Davis Parchment and Sarina Dayal, Candid

“Many of the big ideas for reform emanating from philanthropy over the past year— pledges to waive grant restrictions, or to “listen” to community members—have proven inadequate. At this moment, when so many nonprofit leaders are feeling disconnected from and disrespected by the institutions that fund them, and when massive inequality is creating a growing chasm of lived experience between people with money and people with ideas, shifting who makes decisions and how is vitally important.” [more]
Ben Wrobel, Village Capital, and Meg Massey, in Nonprofit Quarterly

“Technology is not always Artificial intelligence or whizbang databases. In this case, technology is making sure that people on the front lines are able to get the delivery right.” [more]
Evan Tachovsky, The Rockefeller Foundation and Grayson Wiles, Centre for Public Impact, on the Rockefeller Foundation blog