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Anti-DEI Lawsuits Threaten Nonprofits, Philanthropies

NonProfit Quarterly

Childress, who co-chairs the firm’s DEI Protection Task Force, says confronting such litigation could force nonprofits and philanthropies to face profoundly difficult decisions. The current landscape of challenges to DEI and other race-conscious practices remains highly uncertain for nonprofits and philanthropies. asks Childress. “Is

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Black Women Leaders Are Powering Philanthropy

NonProfit Quarterly

“Simply put, Black women are the backbone of modern day philanthropy.” So asserts a new book, Portraits of Us: A Book of Essays Centering Black Women Leading Philanthropy , edited by Toya Nash Randall, former board chair of Black Foundation Executives and “curator and catalyst” of Voice. And that’s really what the book is about.”

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'It's Hard to Hate Up Close': Philanthropy, Polarization, and the Art of Conversation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Philanthropy is all in, but the evidence is mixed. By Eden Stiffman Getty Images Keep up with everything happening in The Commons by signing up for our Philanthropy Today newsletter and joining our Commons LinkedIn group. A StoryCorps program is one of hundreds that promote one-on-one dialogue to bridge divides.

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The Case for Reparations in Philanthropy

NonProfit Quarterly

Initiatives such as these have emerged largely in recent years and beg the questions: What is the role of philanthropy in the reparations space? Amara Enyia: Your work in the space of reparative philanthropy is groundbreaking. Amara Enyia: Your work in the space of reparative philanthropy is groundbreaking.

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Zero-Problem Philanthropy

Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Problem With Problem-Solving Solving problems to improve people’s lives has been philanthropy’s raison d’être. However, some criticisms have arisen regarding the approach philanthropies take in problem-solving. Can this vision be applied to philanthropy? Three examples demonstrate the Zero-Problem Philanthropy approach.

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Philanthropy and Social Justice: A Conversation with Deepak Bhargava

NonProfit Quarterly

Could you outline what some of those strategies and forms of power are, and talk about how philanthropy can support movement strategies and help build movement power? From my perspective, philanthropy has a pivotal role in supporting efforts to build the power of people who have been denied it. We can support efforts to engage.

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Practicing Participatory Philanthropy: Five Key Findings

NonProfit Quarterly

This approach to giving is known as participatory philanthropy. As two practitioners of participatory philanthropy who have worked with a wide range of foundations, we know that some private philanthropies, including institutional and family foundations, have actively begun to explore and take on meaningful participation.