Weekly Reader – September 28, 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, September 28

How Philanthropy Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur (by Kevin Xu, CEO of MEBO International, for YoungUpstarts.com) What often gets overlooked in the constant hustle and bustle of being a successful entrepreneur is that becoming significant and making your mark can be accomplished through philanthropy as well.

Tuesday, September 29

Top 10 Tips for Philanthropists Seeking to Engage in the Policy Space (GrantCraft) Funders have an opportunity to move issues in the policy space.

Wednesday, September 30

Perspectives on Impact Bonds: Putting the 10 common claims about Impact Bonds to the test (Brookings) In a recent Brookings study, drawing from interviews with stakeholders in each of the 38 SIBs contracted as of March 1, 2015, we evaluate 10 common claims of the impact bond literature to date, so far made up of published thought-pieces and interview-based reports.

Thursday, October 1

A Compelling Case to Make Advocacy a Part of Board Culture (Kathleen Enright, HuffPost Impact) Mobilizing board members makes good sense given that many board members are tapped for those roles because of their credibility and connections in the community.

Friday, October 2

Creativity: A New Pillar of Sustainability (Laura Callahan, PhilanTopic) In the ongoing conversation about money and meaning, creativity is key to our next chapter.


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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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