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Weekly Reads – November 20, 2020

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

“Just aligning corporate philanthropy with a company’s business interests will no longer suffice. With our nation’s health, climate, race relations, economy, and democracy under assault, our social order is quite squarely in the balance. The brand that invests in communities’ own systems for survival, leverages its voice and influence to advance change, and stands up to be counted, will resonate most.” [more]
– Dwayne S. Marsh, Northern California Grantmakers

“The challenges of our time raise questions about the role of philanthropy and whether the sector has acted aggressively and effectively to stem the decline of confidence in government, institutions, and one another. To explore where philanthropy might make more of a difference, the Kettering Foundation and the Knight Foundation invited leading thinkers on the future of our democracy to write about the challenges and opportunities for American democracy and what role philanthropy can play in addressing those challenges.” [more]
– Knight Foundation blog

“Corporate philanthropies must double their commitments to address social and health inequities in the face of COVID-19 and other crises. This collection of articles discusses how to reach and partner with underserved communities to provide the care they need.” [more]
Philanthropy to the Front Lines, Medtronic Foundation, in Stanford Social Innovation Review