Weekly Reader – February 4, 2019

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, February 4

Using Online Donations to Strengthen Philanthropy in China (Ming Wong and Yin Chen, SSIR) There is no single path to successful digital philanthropy in China, but a new study provides six questions that stakeholders should ask themselves as they begin to develop their strategies.

Tuesday, February 5

Diversity on the Philanthropic Agenda (Kim Williams-Pulfer, CEP Blog) There is a growing amount of research that addresses the lack of diversity and inclusion within philanthropy and supports strategies for change.

Wednesday, February 6

2 Place-Based Equity Funders Hold Up a Mirror to Examine Their Power (Reed Young, NCRP Blog) Colorado Health Foundation and Maddox Charitable Fund discussed their equity work and Power Moves on a recent webinar.

Thursday, February 7

What Does It Look Like for a Community to Own Its Future? (Megan Hafner and Elizabeth Ramaccia, Nonprofit Quarterly) What does it look like for a community to own its own future? What do the people who make up a community need to know and be able to do?

Friday, February 8

Grantee Voice: Improve Foundation Processes (Naomi Orensten, CEP Blog) More than 20 percent of nonprofit CEOs identify opportunity for funders to improve foundation application, reporting, and evaluation processes.

Rachel Tillman

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