This video covers the six most meaningful books we read in 2021! Theres a very good reason for being late to post this videoahem, gas leak house explosion. But, better than never, right?! These books helped inspire much of the growth and business practices of Learn Grant Writing. The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker Alex loves gathering! We spend all this time thinking about the beginning of events and we dont spend time thinking about the end. This book talks about how we intentionally gatherincluding the beginning and the closing. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor We have Alexs husband to thank for this! Stand out stat: you get 18% more oxygen into your body when you breathe through your nose versus your mouth. #gains Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by Edgar Villanueva For Meredith, this book was eye opening to the colonial, saviorism type narrative that is very common in foundation funding. This is a very important trend for modern grant writers to be tracking as the most progressive and interesting foundations are going in this direction. Curious how you could get into grant writing and build a career in it? Here is a free training on how to do that without volunteering or having prior experience: https://www.learngrantwriting.org/webinar-videos/discover-grant-writing Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo One of Alexs picks: The writing is gorgeous! Joys autobiography, but written through time and space as if its not linear. We Should All Be Millionaires: A Womans Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power by Rachel Rodgers A book that arrived to us through the Unicorn led Book Club in the Collective. Meredith goes to money church every Wednesday morning because of this book! Pussy Pedia: A Comprehensive Guide by Zoe Mendelson Dont freak out about the title! This book is packed with fascinating research and beautiful graphics. How to Write a Grant: Become a Grant Writing Unicorn by Meredith Noble This book is a distillation of the most important information you need to know about grant writing. Theres now a hardcover available! Alex also wrote two chapters in this edition. If you read it, would you please leave a review? Like audiobooks and podcasts? Listen to Merediths book, How to Write a Grant: Become a Grant Writing Unicorn for free here: https://www.learngrantwriting.org/free-audiobook Resources and links: – Video walk through of the house that exploded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYz2CCcdJZ4&t=3s – The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker – Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor – Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by Edgar Villanueva – Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo – We Should All Be Millionaires: A Womans Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power by Rachel Rodgers – Pussy Pedia: A Comprehensive Guide by Zoe Mendelson – How to Write a Grant: Become a Grant Writing Unicorn by Meredith Noble – Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad – All Over Creation: A Novel by Ruth Ozeki – You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero – Coming Into the Country by John McPhee Want to learn more about the Grant Writing Unicorn Collective? DM us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/learngrantwriting/ P.S. let us know what books youre reading in the comments! Timestamps 00:00 Intro An Insanely Delayed Recap of Our Favorite Books From 2021 01:22 Book #1: The Art of Gathering 02:37 Book #2: Breath 04:07 Book #3: Decolonizing Wealth 05:19 Book #4: Crazy Brave 06:00 Book #5: We Should All Be Millionaires" 08:38 Book #6: Pussy Pedia 09:40 Book #7: How to Write a Grant: Become a Grant Writing Unicorn 10:13 Books Were Excited About Reading 11:54 What Are You Reading?