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Weekly Reader – April 9, 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 9

Let’s Play Ableism Bingo! (Carrie Griffin Basas, Fakequity) Catching people, including yourself, in violations of this card should be an opening, not a closing or judgment.

Tuesday, April 10

Facebook Gives Grant Makers Access to Data to Determine Its Role in Elections (Alex Daniels, The Chronicle of Philanthropy) A day before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify before Congress, a group of major grant makers led by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced that the social-media giant has agreed to give a them access to its user data to research the role it plays in elections.

Wednesday, April 11

Why We Need to Proliferate Inclusive Narratives (Cyndi Suarez, Nonprofit Quarterly) Two stories in the news last week highlight how critical it is for nonprofits and movements to advance powerful meaning-making that facilitates the outcomes we value.

Thursday, April 12

The human brain is at the root of the spread of fake news (Mitch Hurst, Medium) There’s one important factor of the fake news phenomenon not being addressed by the current crop of philanthropic initiatives: What makes humans susceptible to believing in conspiracies and fake news?

Friday, April 13

Data Overprotection Rule In EU Getting Closer (The Nonprofit Times) The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25. The new regulations, which center around data privacy and transparency, can be intimidating for organization leaders to read and interpret, especially given what’s at stake — penalties of 4 percent of worldwide turnover or €20 million, whichever is higher, in some scenarios.

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