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Weekly Reads – November 13, 2020

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

“[L]eading while Black has required me to develop a routine of self-reflection to respond effectively to the debilitating impact of double consciousness. By actively integrating the wisdom cultivated through the rich experiences of my cultural lineage, I can effectively counteract the harmful effects of socialization.”  [more]
– Marcus Walton, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, in Nonprofit Quarterly

“While various organizations have historically collected demographic data, a scan of the field suggests that there is no one-size-fits-all approach across the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. We are sharing our approach here with the hope of sparking additional conversations among our collaborators and peers, and of encouraging more transparency from other funders in our sector.”  [more]
– Brian C. Quinn and Priya Gandhi, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on Center for Effective Philanthropy

“More funding and support is needed not only in response to the health challenges presented by COVID-19 but beyond […] Funders must expand their philanthropic giving to respond to this crisis and to the other disasters around the world that will continue to stretch the resilience and capacities of communities already vulnerable to shocks.”  [more]
– Philanthropy and COVID-19 in the First Half of 2020, Candid and Center for Disaster Philanthropy