COVID-19 News Digest: Week of June 1, 2020

COVID-19 News Digest: Week of June 1, 2020

Here is this week’s selection of thought-provoking readings and resources that we’ve found useful for navigating the philanthropic response to the coronavirus pandemic:

  • How The Crisis Is Making Racial Inequality Worse| by Greg Rosalky of NPR’s Planet Money discussing how the health and economic crisis is worsening disparities for communities of color. “The cruel irony of the COVID-19 pandemic is that — after a decade of wage stagnation following the financial crisis, which hit them especially hard — African Americans were finally beginning to see wage growth just as the virus began hitting our shores.”
  • A transformative moment for philanthropy | An informative article by Tracy Nowski, Lynn Taliento and Maisie O’Flanagan from McKinsey, lifting 5 practices in response to COVID-19 that individual and institutional philanthropy can build on. “The pandemic has demonstrated that the sector can and will pivot quickly in a crisis. The challenge for leaders working in philanthropy is to expand and institutionalize the practices that emerged during the crisis for the work that lies ahead.”