What we’re reading and recommending this week. We add to this post throughout the week and look for your suggestions in the comments.
Monday, April 16
Being the Change: 12 Ways Foundations Are Transforming Themselves to Transform Their Impact (Abigail Stevenson, Valerie Bockstette, Andria Seneviratne, Miya Cain, Tracy Foster, FSG) Many foundations are adopting new approaches for creating social change—approaches that aim to influence the actions and investments of the public and private sector, as well as address the complex conditions that hold social problems in place.
Tuesday, April 17
Sharing our Partner Feedback: Announcing Grantee Perception Report Findings (Edmund J. Cain, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation) The GPR is a confidential survey that gives grantees a voice while providing the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation with a comprehensive assessment of grantee perceptions of our performance.
Wednesday, April 18
Impact Philanthropy: Making Changes First Inside Then Out (Giving Compass) As foundations embrace ever more ambitious and complex approaches for creating social change, they are taking an intentional approach to rethinking their organizational structures to achieve the greatest impact.
Thursday, April 19
Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking (Clare Nolan, GEO) Foundations can strengthen their knowledge sharing practices by enhancing organizational capacity and culture, and by understanding how to overcome common hurdles to sharing knowledge.
Friday, April 20
Heading into the Midterms, Who’s Paying Attention to Cybersecurity? (Caitlin Reilly, Inside Philanthropy) Most of the work to shore up election security requires actions by government, including new funding and policy changes. Some in philanthropy are paying attention, including the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, which is pushing for more foundations to chip in to prepare for this November.
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