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Weekly Reads – March 20, 2020

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

“As this current crisis demonstrates, what organizations need most are additional flexible funds that will quickly allow them to deal with the immediate intersectional challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak.”  [more]
– Aaron Dorfman and Bethany Maki, on NCRP blog

“Well-meaning donors and funders expect their grantees to inform them about their progress, their failures and their results in order to prove that they can be trusted to accomplish the work they have been funded for.”  [more]
– Eleni Refu, on NCRP blog

“Foundations, now is a good time to reassure grantees that you got our backs, by … providing rapid response funding, and not withdrawing your sponsorships and grants for postponed or canceled events and programs.” [more]
– Vu Le,

“Despite the recognition of the dangers that a recession might pose for nonprofits and the issues they work on, nonprofits are not necessarily prepared — or do not have the support they need — to navigate such a time.” [more]
– Ethan McCoy, on CEP blog

“In talking with both donors and nonprofits and reading the good advice of many leading thinkers in the space over the last few weeks, here are what have emerged as three important things donors can do right now to support grantees: Recommit and reassure; Provide flexible support; and Focus on the most vulnerable communities and those that serve them.”  [more]
– Betsy Doyle, Michael Etzel, and Peter Kim, on Bridgespan blog