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Weekly Reads – June 19, 2020

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

“As the Black community struggles to manage these overlapping pandemics, we challenge philanthropy to be bold and be inspired by the courage of the protestors who are risking their well-being for the sake of defending Black lives.”  [more] 
Joint Statement on COVID and Police Shootings, ABFE

“Statements are external. They’re performative indicators. People are releasing those statements to say something to the world but also to be perceived as saying something to the world. The question going forward from here is, what will they do in the days ahead to live into those values?”  [more]
— Kerrien Suarez, Equity in the Center, in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

“During this time, nonprofits that rely on foundation funding are experiencing fewer negative impacts and more stable funding than those relying more so on earned revenue or gifts from individual donors.”  [more]
Funder Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Center for Effective Philanthropy

“My call to philanthropy: fund racial justice. Fund the hell out of it. […] And have the staying power to give Black activists and allies the space to develop effective organizing strategies to achieve lasting change.”  [more]
– Will Cordery, Leverage Philanthropic Partners, in Nonprofit Quarterly