As we move into the last quarter of 2020, we are looking back at how philanthropy has responded to the needs of the year….
- Shifting Practices, Sharing Power? How the US philanthropic sector is responding to the 2020 crises, released by the Council on Foundations, Dalberg Advisors, and Philanthropy California, found that while many institutions shifted their philanthropic practices in response to the needs of 2020 by increasing giving and adopting flexible grantmaking, few are shifting power by changing internal processes or moving for broader systemic change.
- A Candid blog post calls for greater transparency in COVID-19 funding after finding that “Unknown Recipient” and “Multiple Recipients” were the top two recipients of COVID-19 funding and many COVID funds have not shared details about the recipients of their funding.
...learning from the organizations and movements in philanthropy that are taking new approaches to their work to meet the current moment…
- In Inside Philanthropy, Philip Rojc profiles JustFund, an online portal designed by Emergent Fund to reduce the burden on organizations seeking grant funding.
- Rusul Alrubail writes in Worth about the ways that philanthropy could work with social entrepreneurship to support BIPOC communities and leaders: “We need to rediscover philanthropy’s love of radical humanity and show the rest of the country the way to equity.”
- Just Funders gives advice on how to “...transform this confusing and contradictory field of philanthropy to be one that truly embodies and supports justice,” including taking a systems approach, building greater literacy for and comfort with conflict, and supporting individuals within organizational change processes.
...and enjoying the resources that are inspiring EPIP chapters across the country.
- EPIP DC shares a wealth of resources on shifting and shaping the philanthropic sector, including a webinar on how funders can shift power to achieve racial justice, Justice Funders’ Choir Book: A Framework for Social Justice Philanthropy, and a podcast interview with Megan Ming Francis about Philanthropy, Civil Rights, and Movement Capture.
- As the holidays approach, EPIP Chicago provides tools for talking about social justice with friends and family with Color of Change’s Bold Conversations framework and an Anti-Racism Resource List.
- EPIP LA shares some ways to release stress - liven up your pandemic routine with these tips from a recent podcast episode of Happier, laugh at this video on intergenerational and racial wealth from Berna Anat, and laugh/sigh/cry at 25 proverbs rewritten by Vu Le of Nonprofit AF for the philanthropic and nonprofit sector.
Have something new on your reading list? Is there a resource you'd like the EPIP community to know about? Let us know at [email protected] and we may include it in a future newsletter.