Weekly Reader – July 6, 2015

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, July 6

How Young Philanthropists Are Embracing and Changing Warren Buffett’s Model of Giving (John G. Taft, HuffPost Business) Philanthropy is in the process of being re-formulated by a new generation of capitalists, many of whom earned their fortunes disrupting traditional business models.

Tuesday, July 7

IRS Plans to Begin Releasing Electronic Nonprofit Tax Forms Next Year (Suzanne Perry, The Chronicle of Philanthropy) IRS Plans to Begin Releasing Electronic Nonprofit Tax Forms Next Year

Wednesday, July 8

Leadership and Management Workshop – Final Thoughts from our Panelist: Sharmila Rao Thakkar, Executive Director, The Siragusa Foundation (EPIP blog) Be bold in your thinking with a sense of urgency so as to inspire and energize but practice with patience and confidence such that those around you come with you and are allowed to lead.

Thursday, July 9

Beyond accountability: feedback as transformation (Alliance Magazine) Almost all foundations and non-profits agree that getting beneficiary feedback is a good idea, so why don’t more of them do it? Is it because they don’t know how? Is it too uncomfortable to do? For the pioneers, what are the benefits? How can foundations be more accountable? These are some of the questions this special feature aims to answer.

Friday, July 10

Philanthropy policy reform  (Lucy Bernholz) Democracy takes accountability, visibility, power, and work. Civil society pretty much requires the same. And the former depends on the other.


Nikki Powell

Nikki Powell is PEAK Grantmaking's effective practices director. You can find her on Twitter @nikkiwpowell.

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