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Weekly Reader – April 29, 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 29

Poorer Neighborhood, Fewer Charities (Marilyn Harris, SSIR) Lower-income communities have stronger need for nonprofits but struggle to attract and sustain them.

Tuesday, April 30

Does Love Scale? (Anne Snyder, CEP Blog) Many practitioners say that today’s philanthropic idolization of scale too often misses the point — and even damages organizations’ ability to fulfill their founding missions.

Wednesday, May 1

US Maternal Mortality Points to Institutional Racism. Is Philanthropy Listening to Black Women? (Nichia McFarlane, NCRP Blog) Maternal mortality is steadily increasing. Is your philanthropy keeping up?

Thursday, May 2

Lost on Your Organization’s Digital Strategy? You’re Not Alone (Randy Paynter, Philanthropy Journal) While most non-profit organizations have now increased their digital spend, there is a noticeable lack of knowledge, across the board, on how these digital programs actually work and perform.

Friday, May 3

Capital for Justice: Spurring On Impact Investing for Racial Equity (Roy Swan and Darren Walker, SSIR) How one foundation is building on a 50-year history of impact investing to unlock more capital and more justice toward greater equity, progress, and prosperity.