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Weekly Reader – April 2, 2018

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 2

Fred Blackwell, CEO, The San Francisco Foundation: Community Foundations and Racial Equity (Kyoko Uchida, Philanthropy News Digest) PND spoke with Blackwell about The San Francisco Foundation’s racial equity lens, movement building in the wake of the 2016 elections and Charlottesville, and what it means for philanthropic organizations to speak out, step up, and actually try to achieve racial equity.

Tuesday, April 3

Hiding Your Diversity Data Helps Keep #PhilanthropySoWhite (Orson Aguilar, Glasspockets) At this point, it’s no secret: Philanthropy needs to diversify.

Wednesday, April 4

Is Impact Investing the Next Big Thing for Donor-Advised Funds? (Nicholas Salter, Inside Philanthropy) There’s growing interest in using the billions of dollars in DAFs for impact investing and a lot of new action on this front. Here’s a deep dive into what’s happening, based on interviews with 10 experts.

Thursday, April 5

Credentialing America: How Impact Investing Can Help (Tom Vander Ark, Forbes) The Lumina Foundation notes that societies with higher educational attainment can expect greater civic and social engagement, higher rates of voter participation and volunteerism, healthier lifestyles, and less dependence on public assistance.

Friday, April 6

Sexual Harrassment Is Widespread Problem for Fundraisers, Survey Shows (Timothy Sandoval, The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Two-thirds of people who reported sexual harassment on the job blamed donors, while the rest said misconduct came from colleagues, mostly those in senior positions.

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