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Weekly Reads—October 15, 2021

Enjoy PEAK’s weekly roundup of timely insights from the grantmaking community and beyond.

“How can funders safeguard impact in an uncertain world? And how can the exercise of risk mitigation support grantee efforts rather than create a burdensome process? Candid Learning teamed up with Open Road Alliance, a longtime advocate of using risk mitigation strategies as a form of social sector strengthening, to develop a new, free eLearning course designed to help funders use risk management to preserve impact in an uncertain world.”  [more]
Maya Winkelstein, Open Road Alliance and Janet Camarena, Candid, for Candid

“The Urban Institute’s Nonprofit Trends and Impacts 2021 “shows how organizations of different sizes and in different subsectors and geographic contexts have been affected by recent trends in donations and how they were affected by the events of 2020.” [more]
Nonprofit Trends and Impacts, Urban Institute

“Philanthropy must play a critical role in helping our country heal through reparative giving. But this is possible only if more of us see the potential for liberation in shifting from supporting racial justice to going further and supporting giving power and wealth back to people who have historically had it ripped away from them. The time for reparations is now. Reparations have the potential to be transformative—for philanthropy and for our country.” [more]
Edgar Villanueva, Decolonizing Wealth Project, for Candid