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Weekly Reader – April 15, 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 15

What Nonprofit Leaders Wish More People Knew (Antony Bugg-Levine and Kerry Sullivan, SSIR) Four takeaways from a recent nonprofit survey, and how the broader social sector should respond.

Tuesday, April 16

A Long Overdue Guide for New Philanthropic Organizations (Stephanie Cuskley, CEP Blog) Many of the lessons in the CEP report can be applied to any stage of an organization’s development, but they are especially critical considerations for those just getting started.

Wednesday, April 17

Emerging Data Suggest More Foundations Are Supporting the Pro-Immigrant Movement (Kristina “Yna” C. Moore, NCRP Blog) With the upsurge in anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy under the Trump administration, more foundations seem to be making grants to more than a dozen pro-immigrant frontline organizations.

Thursday, April 18

A Community Foundation in Indiana Adopts Comprehensive Equity Approach (Steve Dubb, Nonprofit Quarterly) The Central Indiana Community Foundation introduces five-year plan to make Indianapolis a more inclusive city. Plan includes criminal justice reform, reinvesting in poor neighborhoods, and training 5,000 community leaders and residents about institutional racism.

Friday, April 19

Giving Done Right (Phil Buchanan, CEP Blog) Thoughtful givers and nonprofit leaders need to stand up and make clear that their work is uniquely challenging — and uniquely valuable — and as such requires its own approach and discipline.