Weekly Reader – October 19, 2015

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Monday, October 19

How Companies Get Philanthropy Wrong—And How They Can Get It Right (Joe Speicher, FastCompany) No more charity. We need a new model of corporate responsibility that embeds social good outcomes right into daily operations.

Tuesday, October 20

Human Needs Index: Unusual Partnership Backs Real-Time Data Project on Poverty (Kari Thierer, Nonprofit Quarterly) One challenge that faces many nonprofits is having access to current, up-to-date data that supports the needs they’re trying to address. The Salvation Army has partnered with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University to address this need through the creation of the Human Needs Index.

Wednesday, October 21

Case studies in funding innovation: Can’t do it a-loan (Deloitte University Press) How innovation funding helped Kiva launch and develop.

Thursday, October 22

How to Find Breakthrough Ideas (Gabriel Kasper & Justin Marcoux, Stanford Social Innovation Review) If innovation is everywhere these days, why is finding it so hard?

Friday, October 23

Are philanthropists the new revolutionaries? (Tom Hull, Philanthropy Australia) If giving could reconnect us with our desire to support social justice, whilst re-distributing the wealth and avoiding more painful social crises, then suddenly “crowd-sourced social justice” doesn’t sound like such a crazy idea after all, does it?


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Nikki Powell

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

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