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Weekly Reads – October 3, 2019

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

Institutionalized racism, implicit bias and homogeneous networks get in the way of building the strongest possible team, and we use a variety of strategies in our recruitment and hiring processes to address these issues.”  [more]
—Stephanie Levine, on Bush Foundation blog

While discussing slavery’s destructive effects, it’s important to remember that the story of black America is undoubtedly one of incredible resilience and achievement. Funders and service providers can source the existing power and assets of black communities to steer and fuel their programming.”  [more]
—Julia Travers, in Inside Philanthropy

Our most pressing challenge today is to ensure that the 2020 election lives up to the highest ideals of our democracy. […] Philanthropy must set three priorities for the 2020 election cycle, and we need to take action on those priorities immediately.”  [more]
—Joe Goldman, Democracy Fund, in The Chronicle of Philanthropy