Weekly Reader – October 9, 2017

What we’re reading and recommending this week. We add to this post throughout the week and look for your suggestions in the comments.

Monday, October 9

Banking Against Urban Poverty: Inside JPMorgan Chase Philanthropy (David Callahan, Inside Philanthropy) The once sleepy world of corporate philanthropy has been perking up lately.

Tuesday, October 10

Unlearning the Dance of Deceit (David Sasaki, Medium) Welcome to our new blog. Our first is a discussion about what Melinda Tuan called “the dance of deceit” that is so common between private foundations and non-profits.

Wednesday, October 11

How To Help Other Women On International Day Of The Girl In 2017 (Brandi Neal, Bustle) “Historically, the basic human rights of girls around the world have been overlooked, and the seeds planted during childhood inform the rest of a person’s life for better or worse. Six years ago, the United Nations designated Oct. 11 as International Day of the Girl Child to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world because, empowering girls helps them grow into strong, confident women. This year’s theme — EmPOWER girls: emergency response and resilience planning — is designed to do just that.”

Thursday, October 12

A Racial Justice Funder’s Different Take on Rapid Response (Tate Williams, Inside Philanthropy) The rapid-response fund is one form of grantmaking that has become popular since the 2016 election, and the many threats that have followed.

Friday, October 13

We Are In This Together: A Letter to Philanthropy (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations) 9 nonprofit leaders share what grantmakers can be doing to support grantees in the most meaningful ways.


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Leah Farmer

Leah Farmer is PEAK Grantmaking's marketing coordinator and focuses on providing marketing tools and resources to our members. She assists in writing for and producing PEAK Grantmaking's website and publications and developing outreach campaigns to raise awareness of our brand.