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Weekly Reader – April 1, 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, April 1

Aligning Purpose and Investments: Why Are You Stuck? (Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury, SSIR) The case for racial equity is clear, and hundreds of resources are available to help foundations get started. So why does organizational change continue to move slowly?

Tuesday, April 2

Shaping Policy through Advocacy: One Funder’s Story (Tym Rourke, CEP Blog) Over two decades, New Futures has increased understanding, shaped public policy, transformed the way services are funded, and helped save lives.

Wednesday, April 3

The Blacker the Circle (Valaida Fullwood, NCRP Blog) Giving circles challenge convention, shift narratives in philanthropy.

Thursday, April 4

The “Lean” Nonprofit (Krystin Gollihue, Philanthropy Journal) Rather than “do more with less,” think “waste less to do more.”

Friday, April 5

The Road Ahead: Will Philanthropic Critique Change Philanthropic Practice? (Katerina Manoff, Nonprofit Quarterly) Serious criticism of 21st-century philanthropy has only recently found a major platform.