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Weekly Reads – October 18, 2019

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

“I believe that philanthropy must use its leadership, creativity, positional power and resources to support the development of a vision for our country that focuses on promoting everyone’s collective well-being. It’s a vision that tackles the structural root causes of our social problems that we resist addressing as a nation.”  [more]
—Rick Williams, Sobrato Family Foundation, on NCRP blog

We see thoughtful icebreakers as an effective tool for building trust and encouraging vulnerability in group settings—both of which are key to the success of our programs.”  [more]
—Abby Saloma and Sharon Price, on Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation blog

October is LGBTQ History month and so I am writing this post to educate others on how we can address and mitigate misgendering in the workplace as one of many ways to foster Trans inclusion.”  [more]
—Kay Martinez, on Awaken blog

“Andrew Carnegie exhorted the rich to give their fortunes away while they were still alive as he did — a revolutionary concept at the time — writing in his landmark essay: “The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced.” Perhaps the real disgrace is doing nothing at all. In a time of governmental inaction, wealthy individuals and philanthropic institutions must work even harder to bring back the big ideas — and the will to make them real.” [more]
—Thomas H. Kean, Chair, Carnegie Corporation of New York, in Chronicle of Philanthropy