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Weekly Reads – March 6, 2020

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

“Any natural disaster or public health emergency always takes an increased toll on those groups who were marginalized or excluded before the emergency. […] Yet, community and individual resiliency –the ability to use available resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations – can be actively promoted by philanthropy and others in the social sector.” [more]
– Lauren A. Smith, FSG blog

“Community foundations are breaking new ground when it comes to donor engagement and the co-creation of philanthropic strategies. A perfect example of this is the Boston Foundation’s co-creation of an Early Childhood Program strategy in collaboration with donors.”  [more]
– Lisa Payne Simon, The Philanthropic Initiative blog

Calgary Foundation’s Tim Fox: “Indigenous community members are not just providing their perspectives on Indigenous projects and proposals, but their perspectives are shared across all projects and proposals that come across our table. Indigenous participation is embedded in the mainstream practice of what we do.” [more]
– Grace Sato & Sarina Dayal, Candid, Grantcraft blog

“Because racial equity is both a process & an outcome, our work needs constant, vigilant tending and nurturing – it is ongoing. And because people’s lives, our communities, our country and our humanity are on the line, we will keep at it.” [more]
– Hahn Le, Weissberg Foundation