How can foundations create a culture that makes early- and mid-career philanthropy practitioners feel welcome and supported? Jennifer Oldham of The Healing Trust responds to the Dissonance & Disconnects report with Relationships Are Our Work, a blog post featuring three culture building practices that could help engage and retain employees, while EPIP member Alex Goldman shares his take on what it is like to be a newcomer to the sector in Shifting Philanthropy as a Praxis: 2019 Is Going to be Emergent.
New resources and reports are also abundant this month, with The Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) and Grantmakers for Effective Organization (GEO) offering guides to incorporating racial justice and learning into foundations' work, while Women's Philanthropy Institute and Grantmakers in Health take a closer look at the funding landscape for women's foundations and health funders:
- The Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) updates its Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens report to reflect shifts in awareness of systemic racism and a growing using of a racial equity lens within grantmaking while offering questions that foundations can use to deepen their practice.
- Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) provides guidelines to building a learning culture within an organization in its Learning in Philanthropy guidebook.
- The Women's Philanthropy Institute does the first landscape study of women's foundations and funders in a decade and finds that they have a strong positive impact on funding for women and girls (Women's Foundations and Funds: A Landscape Study).
- Grantmakers in Health gives a snapshot of the latest findings and thinking of health funders on healthy eating and active living in a series of pieces in Stanford Social Innovation Review (Healthy Eating, Active Living: Reflections, Insights, and Considerations for the Road Ahead).