The Eplan Group aims to offer a wide variety of resources.  As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, our consultants have pulled together some suggested reading around emergency funding/grantmaking as well as equity in grantmaking.  

The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth (W.K. Kellogg Foundation)

Creating Communities of Opportunity (Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University)

The Grants Management Response to COVID-19 (Peak Grantmaking)

Have nonprofit and philanthropy become the “white moderate” that Dr. King warned us about? (Nonprofit AF)

The New York Times “Wealth Matters” column

Overcoming the Racial Bias in Philanthropic Funding (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Participatory grantmaking in a pandemic: practical considerations in Design (Candid)

The Eplan Group consultants are all avid readers. We find new worlds, new information, new perspectives, and new possibilities within the books we choose. Here is a small selection of our recent “must reads.” We encourage you to shop local!

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors are Revolutionizing Giving by Sharna Goldseker & Michael Moody

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The Most of Nora Ephron by Nora Ephron

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson 

Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities by Ryan Gravel

Podcasts:

1619

Code Switch 

How I Built This

Nice White Parents