Weekly Reader – May 11, 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, May 11

Facebook Donate Button Raises $15 Million for Nepal (Megan O’Neil, The Chronicle of Philanthropy) A simple call to donate appearing in Facebook’s news feeds for one week raised more than $15 million from 754,000 people for relief efforts in earthquake-shattered Nepal, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday.

Tuesday, May 12

Philanthropy Starts After Profits Are Tallied (In a sense, the debate comes down to this: Should corporations forgo some profit to help the world, or should they invest their profits in doing some good, in the process diverting attention from what’s behind their financial success?

Wednesday, May 13

Charities say philanthropy isn’t enough in the face of state funding cuts (Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune) With larger cuts looming for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1, charities are ramping up advocacy and fundraising — and emphasizing that philanthropy is not enough.

Thursday, May 14

Staying the Course: Reflections on 40 Years of Grantmaking at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (Kyoko Uchida, Philanthropy News Digest) In Staying the Course: Reflections on 40 Years of Grantmaking at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Moody recounts with unflagging enthusiasm — and, at times, in great detail — his distinguished career, the credit for which he is more than happy to share with colleagues, collaborators, grantees, and members of the Rockefeller family and RBF board.

Friday, May 15

The Work-Life Balancing Act (Katie Bascuas, Associations Now) A new study shows that managing work-life balance is getting harder for workers around the world. Not a terribly surprising finding, yet one that shows how workplace dynamics continue to change with greater connectivity and increased demands.



Nikki Powell

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

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