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Weekly Reads – March 28, 2020

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

“In times of crisis, trust and collaboration are essential. We urge the philanthropic community to consider how a trust-based approach can be a particularly effective way to support nonprofit partners in concrete, meaningful ways.” [more]
— Shaady Salehi, Trust-Based Philanthropy Project

“A new normal seemed to have emerged by early this week that flexibility is now an expectation of good philanthropic practice. What an exciting development. But if the crisis for our communities and grantees gets deeper, moves that seem bold and a bit uncomfortable today could seem quaint in a week. This philanthropic new normal will need a new new normal.”  [more]
—Antony Bugg-Levine, Nonprofit Finance Fund, in Chronicle of Philanthropy

“As challenging and overwhelming as the current moment is for all of us, we all have opportunities to help and lead. This is particularly true for those of us who are funders. No matter how close or far we are to the front lines of the battle to counter COVID-19, we can all find creative ways to be true partners for the grantees who are critical to the success of our missions.  [more]
Victoria Vrana, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

7 ways to anchor your corporate coronavirus response in compassion [more]
– Kayla O’Neill, GlobalGiving blog