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Weekly Reads – September 11, 2019

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

The best work I see happening in philanthropic institutions around DEI are absolutely championed by the leadership of those organizations. Outside of that, there’s been very little movement building work from [the] sort of like grassroots organizing that is putting pressure on philanthropy.”  [more]
—Edgar Villanueva, on The Skoll Foundation blog

How can we appreciate and encourage ‘good philanthropy,’ while simultaneously sounding the alarm about the dangers of concentrated wealth and its influence?”  [more]
Tate Williams, in Inside Philanthropy

“The heads of Ford, Hewlett, MacArthur, Open Society, and Packard … are embarking on a major campaign to encourage all other grant makers to join them to help cover essential operating costs.” [more]
—The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Evidence suggests that collaborations across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors are the critical factor in tackling complexity and creating community success. Building coalitions that utilize a more diverse set of firms, workers, and communities to reach their productive potential offers a compelling opportunity for growth.” [more]
—Johnson Center

While urgency is important [after a disaster], in order to effectively improve broken communities and alleviate suffering, donors should be thoughtful in their response. Check out these ten ideas on ‘Giving Strategically after Disaster’…”  [more]
—Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors