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, August 27
Feds Change Grant Resources, Websites And Requirements (The Nonprofit Times) Federal resources and systems for grantseekers have been changing. If your organization participates in the federal grants process or plans to, it’s imperative to stay on top of developments.
Tuesday, August 28
Gospels of Giving for the New Gilded Age (Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker) Are today’s donor classes solving problems—or creating new ones?
Wednesday, August 29
Insight On Participatory Grantmaking (Allison Davis, GrantCraft) Allison Davis from Global Greengrants Fund describes how their participatory grantmaking practice is structured.
Thursday, August 30
Generous Giving Or Phony Philanthropy? A Critique Of Well-Meaning ‘Winners’ (Steve Inskeep, NPR) Writer Anand Giridharadas has a dark view of American philanthropy. He has been writing about people who say they’re changing the world for the better — except that despite their best efforts, it’s not working.
Friday, August 31
Youth Philanthropy, Trust Building, and Sharing Power (Sheryl Seller, Exponent Philanthropy) Despite the growing number of youth philanthropy programs in the United States, a 2002 survey found that “only 48 percent of adults believe it is important to seek young people’s opinions when making decisions that affect them.”
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